Grass Replacement

Grass Replacement Rebate & Classes

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Grass Replacement Rebates Program

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is adding an additional dollar to Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) rebate for a total rebate of $3 or more per square foot of grass removed from residential and commercial landscapes. As a member agency of MWD, West Basin service area residents and businesses can apply for MWD’s rebate program and receive the extra incentive.

To pre-qualify for the rebate program, visit, or call, (888) 376-3314.

In order to receive a rebate, you must apply to reserve rebate funds prior to starting your project.


  • Up to 5,000 sq. ft. of turf removed per home; more for businesses.
  • There is a limit of one application per home per year.
  • Areas which have already had turf removed are not eligible.

Read more about the MWD program requirements and eligibility for residential and commercial here.

Register for a virtual landscaping class today!

  • During the class, residents will learn how to:
  • Remove existing grass
  • Plan a sustainable garden design
  • Prepare a healthy soil for plants
  • Incorporate a water-efficient irrigation system
  • Plant climate-appropriate plants
  • Maintain a new, drought-tolerant landscape


Turf Replacement Video Series

For some more information about grass replacement, MWD offers a video series that outlines three lawn removal methods-solarization, sheet mulching, and sod removal. Residents can learn which method best suits their grass characteristics and project parameters. Watch all of the turf replacement videos here.

Program Type Rebate
Contact Name Gus Meza
Contact Email
Contact Phone (310) 660-6209
Sponsor(s) Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Vendor(s) Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD)
Customer Type Residential, Commercial
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