Lawn to Garden Rebate Program

We believe water is essential to everyone
We believe in thinking of the future
We believe in challenging the norm
We challenge the norm by advocating for beautiful gardens and landscapes that save water in our community

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 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. 

Check out our resources for the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program below.









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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.


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  1. March 20

    Water Conservation Showcase Do you want to learn more about water conservation including how water utilities, product developers, designers, research institutions and leaders in the building industry are addressing our water availability challenges? If these perspectives are of interest and you are eager to learn how you can reduce your own water impact, we encourage you to attend the Water Conservation Showcase scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th. This event is the largest of its kind on the west coast and will include doze...
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  2. March 24

    Home Composting Workshop Food waste disposal is a national problem. Join Contra Costa County and Mt. View Sanitary District at this workshop to learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into high quality compost!
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  3. March 24

    Family Friendly Garden Workshop Sustainable Contra Costa is offering this fun workshop to help engage your kids in the garden? Many herbs, perennials and flowers stimulate the senses and attract pollinators like ladybugs and birds that help keep your garden healthy. Discover who might be visiting your garden as we explore "the good, the bad and the buggy" while showcasing some of the easiest family-friendly plants that pollinators love! Each family will make a pollinator home and receive a bug guide, plant list and a...
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Online Resources Digest for your Lawn to Garden needs.

We have nine links to assist you in your lawn to garden conversion. (PDF) 

Facebooks Page

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.

  1. Contra Costa Spring Home & Garden Show

    Visit our booth to learn about available rebates and free services! Get your free tickets here...
  2. Rain Gardens & Rainwater Harvesting

    Most years, Contra Costa County gets a decent amount of rainfall. The rain that falls on your home and garden is a free supply of water that can save you money and protect our water supply. Learn more...
  3. VIDEOS: How to 'Lose A Lawn & Get A Garden'

    We teamed up with the Ruth Bancroft Garden to walk you through the steps of how to lose a lawn and get a garden. Watch here!
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