Why are only front yards eligible?
The key reasons we focus on front yard only are:

1. The District needs to inspect participating properties to ensure the landscapes are not being converted back to lawns.

2. Front lawns are less likely to be play areas for children and pets compared to backyards. Therefore, front yard conversions are less likely to convert back to lawns than backyard conversions.

3. Front lawns can ‘advertise’ to neighbors to do the same, so they act as marketing for the program.

Note: Conservation programs are a way for CCWD to help provide water supply for the future. As such, CCWD wants to make sure the savings remain into the future.

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1. How much is the rebate?
2. Am I required to pay a tax on my rebate?
3. Who is eligible to participate?
4. What lawn areas are eligible for the program?
5. Why are only front yards eligible?
6. What plants can I use in my water-efficient landscape?
7. I already replaced my lawn with water-efficient plants. Can I get a rebate?
8. I have already started my project. Can I get a rebate?
9. Can I receive a rebate for replacing my lawn completely with artificial turf?
10. Can I receive a rebate for installing a concrete patio, a walkway or an extension to my driveway?
11. Can I have a flagstone pathway as part of my project?
12. Can I receive a rebate if I already let my lawn die due to drought?
13. Can I receive a rebate for replacing my high water use lawn with low water use lawn?
14. Can I receive a rebate for replacing high water use plants other than lawn?
15. What is mulch and why is it required?
16. What is the 50% plant cover requirement?
17. Why is there a 50% plant cover requirement?
18. Can I keep my existing lawn sprinklers to water my new garden?
19. What type of irrigation system do I need to use?
20. What if I only convert part of my lawn?
21. How many times can I apply for the rebate?
22. Do I need to change my irrigation controller to be eligible?