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
January 21Sustainable Practices for Water-Wise Gardening This free class focuses on permaculture and sustainable techniques for your home garden. Topics such as sheet mulching, the benefits of compost and mulch, bio-intensive edible gardening and more will be discussed. Gardening Educator Lori Caldwell will lead the garden series.Read on...
January 28Gardening With Nature In Mind Join renowned environmental educator Judy Adler in this in-depth tour of her half-acre Walnut Creek garden. Judy’s suburban garden, part farm, part classroom, part nursery, and part nature preserve, features happy chickens, a rainwater harvesting system, a pond, and many California native and/or pollinator-friendly plants. Judy’s was one of the first gardens to be certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, and it is also certified as a habitat for pollinators b...Read on...
February 4California Native Plant Propogation: How to Create Native Plants From Seeds, Cuttings and Divisions Join renowned environmental educator Judy Adler in a hand-on workshop at her half-acre garden, where you will learn how to propagate California native plants from seeds, cuttings, and divisions, and take home plants you have propagated yourself!Read 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.
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...
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
The Multi-Family & Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program provides a rebate of up to $450 to help CCWD service area customers purchase or lease qualified Energy Star Certified commercial clothes washers. Additional Info...