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. 

Click on the link below for information on the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program.

REBATE INFORMATION

LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

LANDSCAPE DESIGN RESOURCES

NURSERIES

DRIP IRRIGATION

REMOVING YOUR LAWN

HOW DO I? 

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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.

 

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  1. August 22

    Firescaping: Planting Against Fire This workshop is presented by RESCAPE California. Understanding how fire operates is the first step in preventing fires from starting in the first place, and if they do, minimizing the damage to property and loved ones! We will look at why fire is such a hot (haha) topic – where it comes from, how it operates, and what feeds it. In understanding fire’s preferences, we can make better decisions in the landscape’s design, management, and maintenance practices to keep people, wildlife, and o...
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  2. September 9

    UC Master Gardener Program 'Fall For Plants!' Workshop & Sale A garden doesn’t need lots of water, fertilizers or pesticides to be beautiful, interesting, and easy to maintain. Attend our Fall for Plants Workshop to learn sustainable gardening techniques that will help you achieve satisfying and beautiful results in your own landscape. And while you're there, be sure to check out the accompanying plant sale with a great selection of climate-friendly plants.
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  3. September 13

    Irrigation Assessment: A much-needed skill and business opportunity Thousands of existing irrigation systems in California that waste water and/or water plants incorrectly need your help. You don’t have to be an irrigation expert to make observations and recommendations for repairs and upgrades. Join us in this two-part classroom/field workshop, and come away with the skills and resources to either add irrigation assessment to your services, or strengthen your existing practice.
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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. We've Added Three More Examples of Beautiful Local 'Lawn To Garden' Conversions

    We've added three more homes to our photo page of successful water-saving 'Lawn to Garden' projects within the District, including a spectacular yard in Clayton and our first from Pittsburg. We have 36 different homes on the page, with many more to come.
  2. Our Car Wash Coupons Help You Save Water and Money

    Take a look at our car wash coupons. Print these coupons for discounts at eight local car washes that help you save money and save water. All the car washes listed recycle their water. Additional Info...
  3. New Videos Show You How to 'Lose A Lawn & Get A Garden'

    CCWD teamed up with the Ruth Bancroft Garden to produce two new videos that show you how to lose your lawn and gain a garden. They take you through all the steps, show how it's done, and get a rebate! Take a look! Take a look
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