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.
Pull down menus are also located at the top of this page for your convenience.
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.
August 22Firescaping: 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...Read on...
September 9UC 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.Read on...
September 13Irrigation 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.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.
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.
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...