Grass Replacement Classes & Rebates

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Grass Replacement Rebate & 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.             


2020 Class Calendar and Registration--Coming Soon! 

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

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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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Contact Phone: 
(310) 660-6209
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD)
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