About the Grass Replacement + Program
West Basin continues to encourage residents to be SUPER-CALI-FRUGALISTIC every single day by removing water thirsty lawns and replacing them with beautiful climate-appropriate gardens.
The Grass Replacement+ program offers eligible residents a free custom landscape design, a free drought resilient tree and additional assistance when applying for an increased rebate of $5 for every square foot of grass replaced.
Up to $25,000 per project is available to upgrade your landscape and remove up to 5,000 square feet of grass. A minimum of 250 square feet of grass must be replaced (for a rebate value of $1,250).
|Free climate appropriate tree||Free custom landscape design||Increased rebate! $5 per square foot of grass replaced up to $25,000|
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When should I get started?*
Summer 2023 (AKA now!) is a perfect time to begin the process to achieve a finished landscape by winter. Not quite ready to get started this summer? Begin in the fall for a spring 2024 project completion!
How do I sign up?
The Grass Replacement+ program is designed for priority neighborhoods in the service area (see Eligibility Requirements below) and builds off the existing Grass Replacement Rebate program’s available service area.
In order to participate, residents must verify eligibility and complete the following Grass Replacement+ program form:
*IMPORTANT: Do not begin any removal of grass until program eligibility is confirmed, program form is complete AND a rebate application is submitted via SoCal Water$mart. Beginning landscape construction before rebate pre-approval will disqualify the project. For more information, see project steps below.
Once eligibility is confirmed and the Grass Replacement+ program form is submitted, participants will follow these four project steps:
Residents within the priority neighborhoods of the West Basin service area are eligible for the Grass Replacement+ program. This program provides additional resources for the adoption of climate appropriate gardens and increases tree canopy cover in neighborhoods in the service area disproportionately affected by environmental pollution, taking into consideration socioeconomic, public health, and environmental hazard criteria as defined by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).
For more information on eligibility requirement on the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool CalEnviroScreen 4.0, please visit: https://oehha.ca.gov/calenviroscreen/report/calenviroscreen-40.
For questions about this program, please contact program manager Jenyffer Vasquez at JenyfferV@westbasin.org.
EcoTech Services, Inc. is a landscape contractor that specializes in water conservation programs and has designed hundreds of drought-tolerant landscapes in Southern California in collaboration with other water agencies.
West Basin is working with EcoTech Services, Inc. to provide Grass Replacement+ program participants with the landscape design and climate appropriate tree selection portion of the project steps.
Customer Service Number: 626-335-1500
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED