Landscape Transformation Program

Program Overview

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Landscape Transformation Program

Metropolitan Water District’s Landscape Transformation program is being offered as a new program designed to promote water use reduction and sustainability. Following the success of other incentive programs focusing on landscaping and turf grass removal, the new Landscape Transformation Program aims to combine turf removal, irrigation modification and rainwater retention or filtration to support reuse or soil absorption of rainwater. Every landscape transformation project will include:

  • 5 plants per 100 square feet of area transformed
  • A stormwater retention feature
  • No hardscape within the transformed area, except permeable hardscape
  • Replacement or modification of overhead spray sprinklers

The Landscape Transformation Program takes a multi-pronged approach to maximize water utilization and conservation. Removing turf grass is one of the most water conscious adjustments a homeowner can make to reduce their water usage and associated costs. Converting irrigation systems to drip, hand-watering or installing water efficient micro-spray systems or rotating nozzles ensures that landscape watering is as efficient as possible. Finally, the addition of a sustainable approach in the new landscape works to reduce or prevent wasteful runoff through the use of a rainwater capture or filtration system.


General Information

The Landscape Transformation program is a two-part application process. In order to receive a rebate, you must apply to reserve rebate funds prior to starting your project. After the reservation, you will have 180 days to complete the project and submit your request for a rebate. Metropolitan Water District is offering a rebate of $1.00 per square foot up to 1,500 square feet of converted yard per year. Your water agency may offer an additional rebate incentive. To verify the full incentive offered for your area, please visit estimate my rebate. This is a front yard first program. Your project must include at least 250 feet of turf conversion in the front yard space. Additional information on this requirement can be found in the Terms and Conditions. Please read the Terms and Conditions and the Frequently Asked Questions thoroughly before applying for your rebate. These pages will help you navigate the application and understand the information and materials you will need to provide as part of the application process.

Depending on the conversion methods used in your landscape transformation project, you may be eligible for additional rebates on devices such as weather based irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, rotating nozzles, rain barrels or cisterns. For information on available outdoor device rebates, please visit the outdoor device page.

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