Grass Replacement Classes & Rebates


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Grass Replacement Rebate & Webinar Classes

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.             

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The following two webinar classes are currently being offered on a weekly basis through the end of October.

California Friendly and Native Landscape Training

Topics include:

  1. Look at your yard as a mini-watershed
  2. Create a living soil sponge that holds on to water
  3. Treat rainwater as a resource by contouring the land to capture it
  4. Select and arrange plants to maximize biodiversity and minimize water use
  5. Control your irrigation to minimize water waste

Turf Removal and Garden Transformation Workshop

Topics include:

  1. Evaluate the opportunities in your landscape
  2. Plan for your garden transformation
  3. Identify the type of turf grass in your yard
  4. Remove grass without chemicals
  5. Build healthy living soil
  6. Select climate-appropriate plants that minimize water use and maximize beauty and biodiversity
  7. Implement a maintenance schedule to maintain a beautiful garden

Each class is approximately 1-1.5 hours and free to any resident living within the West Basin service area.

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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.


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Contact Name: 
Gus Meza
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(310) 660-6209
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD)
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