Public Agency Grass Replacement Rebate Program

As the State’s water supplies continue to be challenged by drought, West Basin continues to provide incentives for those who are ready to take the next step in creating a more sustainable drought-tolerant landscape. Public agencies can now take advantage of the Public Agency Grass Replacement Program, which offers increased incentives for the transformation of publicly-owned spaces in the West Basin service area. The program provides:

  • Rebate incentives starting at $4 per square foot to remove non-essential grass on public property in the West Basin service area.
  • Free professional design assistance to envision a new water saving landscape.
  • Rebate application assistance to help secure necessary funding for the project.

Which public agencies are eligible?

Eligible public agencies include “Any federal, state, regional, or local government entity, agency or department, including any special district, joint powers authority, city, county, or other political subdivision of the State located within Metropolitan’s service area.”

What type of projects are eligible?

Eligible projects can range between 250 square feet up to 200,000 square feet for a maximum of  a $800,000 rebate value. Examples of publicly-owned spaces include: city-owned landscapes, parks, and schools.

My agency is interested, where do I start?

To get the process started, please contact Jenyffer Vasquez, Water Policy & Resource Analyst II: or (310) 660-6225.




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