Lawn to Garden Rebate Program
The CCWD Lawn to Garden Rebate Program provides rebates to qualified customers to replace their existing water-thirsty front lawns with water-wise landscaping. The rebate is $1.00 per square foot with a maximum of $1,000 per single family residence and up to $20,000 for commercial, homeowner associations, industrial and institutional properties. The program is not retroactive.
Click on the link below for information on the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program
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Potential Federal Tax on Rebates:
CCWD may be required to issue IRS 1099 tax forms to customers receiving rebates totaling $600 or more in a calendar year starting January 1, 2016.Click HERE for more information
Double Your Rebate! The State of California is also offering a rebate for replacing your Lawn with water-wise landscaping. This is a separate program from CCWD’s rebate and has its own application and rules. Click here for a link to the State Rebate Program
March 11Clean and Green: Easy Non-toxic Gardening This workshop is provided by Sustainable Contra Costa: Certified permaculturist Kelley Burnham will teach you all about healthy soil without chemicals; what to plant and where, with special emphasis on habitat for bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Also learn which plants work well together and which don't, good and bad bug identification, and make your own, all-natural "Killah Bug Spray".Read on...
March 16What's the Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping This workshop is provided by Sustainable Contra Costa: Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Jan Pinkerton-Spieth, our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers' Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!Read on...
March 18Markham Arboretum Spring Plant Sale There will be a huge selection of beautiful plants. In addition, Robin Parer of Geramiaceae Nursery in Marin County will be there. She is a well-known horticulturalist who has been featured in many publications. She specializes in geraniums and is a regular participant in the San Francisco Flower and Garden ShowRead on...
Join Our New Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group
Our new Maintaining Your Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group provides a forum for residents in Contra Costa County (and elsewhere) to get and share advice on maintaining their water-wise landscapes. See what others have done. You’ll also learn about great workshops, rebates for mulch and much more.
We invite you to join the group.
Our new Flushometer Toilet and Urinal Rebate Program provides a financial incentive of up to $400 per toilet for CCWD commercial customers who replace their older inefficient flushometer toilets and urinals with WaterSense labeled high-efficiency models. Additional Info...
CCWD will be hosting four free workshops on converting lawns to gardens in 2017. They are designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping and will include details on District rebates. Dates & Other Details
CCWD is excited to offer a new online portal called My Water Report where you can view detailed information about your water use. This new free tool is now available. Why sign up? Understanding your water use is an important step to better managing it. Additional Info...