California is going through a major drought and we can help out by modifying our landscaping.
Also the water rebate plans are amazing! Take advantage at this time. I am so inspired by drought tolerant landscape design and I know you can be too!
Airy Drought Tolerant Garden Design
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I am very interested in removing lawns in Los Angeles and replacing them with alternatives like dymondia, fescues, mondo grasses, acornus, carex. One thing I really like is that you will no longer have to mow your lawn, you will be using less water and it is very easy to maintain. Here in Los Angeles you can also receive a rebate from the Department of Water and Power if you take out your lawn and replace it with drought tolerant plant material. The rules vary from area to area but it is all very simple to do and the state will help pay to update your garden! How great is that!
I have a few projects underway that are currently taking advantage of this, and I love it.
and see how being water wise can benefit you!
Below is additional information on the Metropolitan Water Rebate for Garden Design
Frequently Asked Questions PDF Print
What is the current status of the SoCal Water$mart rebate program?
The SoCal Water$mart 2014-2015 program is now available! All of the same products and rebates from the previous programs are still available. There are no changes in the requirements from the previous program and rebates offered by local water agencies are available through the Estimate My Rebate tool.
Funding is limited and submitting a rebate application does not guarantee you will receive payment. Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. Please check our website homepage for status of available funding.
Who is eligible to receive rebates?
Only residential water customers of participating MWD member water agencies are eligible for SoCal Water$mart rebates. Residential water customers are those living in houses or apartments, townhomes, condominiums or mobile home complexes with four or less dwellings that are NOT represented by a homeowners association or property management company.
Limit one rebate application per product category, per address. If you have already received a rebate through your water service provider for a qualifying device, you may not apply again for the same product category.
Multifamily customers are eligible to receive clothes washer rebates through this program. These include apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and mobile homes with five dwellings or more, as well as properties that are represented by a homeowners association or a property management company.
If you pay your water bill through a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) or if you do not receive a water bill because you are a multi-family building customer, you can still apply through this program. Please fill out the online application, leave the water agency account number field blank and write a note on your paperwork stating that you do not receive a water bill because of your status. We will obtain the verification of your water service eligibility directly from your water agency,
Multifamily landscape product rebates must be processed through the SoCal Water$mart commercial rebate program.
Contractors or other third parties are not eligible for rebates.
What is required to receive a rebate?
The program offers applications only online via this website on the “Get Your Rebate” page. Once completed, mail the following within 60 days of online application confirmation:
A copy of the printout of the rebate application confirmation page
A paid-in-full sales receipt or invoice from your contractor that includes brand, model and price of the qualifying rebate device
A copy of your water bill
Mail all of the above to:
SoCal Water$mart Rebate Program
3800 Watt Ave., Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95821
Is there a limit on how many rebates I can receive?
If a customer address has ever received a water agency rebate for the same type of device, the customer is not eligible to receive another rebate.
How much is my rebate?
Baseline product requirements and rebate amounts are as follows:
High-efficiency clothes washers (4.0 Water Factor or less): $85
High-efficiency toilets (1.28 Gallons per Flush or less): $100
Rotating nozzles: $4/nozzle, minimum of 15
Weather-based irrigation controllers (models tested under the Irrigation Association’s Smart Water Application Technology [Watersense] protocols)
Less than 1 acre: $80
1+ acre: $35/station
Rain Barrels: $75/barrel, maximum of 4
Note: not all qualifying products may be clearly marked in stores. Please consult the Qualifying Products lists to find the most recent lists of qualifying models. Also, some participating member water agencies may add funding to the baseline rebate amount. To see details on your water agency’s offerings, visit Estimate Your Rebate.
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