Latest update: Beginning on Monday, December 1, 2014, Zone 7 is authorizing planting of drought-tolerant plants. All lawn conversion applicants must provide purchased receipts dated December 1, 2014 or later. You will be required to inform Zone 7 when you have completed the installation.
Zone 7 is not authorizing the use of automatic irrigation. If it has not rained for at least a week and watering is absolutely required for the life of the new plants, please hand water with water captured in the shower, captured rain water, recycled water obtained from a wastewater plant or some other non-potable source. The Valley will need to continue to keep outdoor potable water consumption to minimal levels.
If you have any questions, please contact your water utility or Zone 7 conservation staff. Please provide the following information when contacting staff, so that staff can locate the correct file:
Please mail your completed lawn conversion rebate application to your water retailer or Zone 7 Water Agency: 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551. For more information, call 925-454-5065.
Beginning October 20, 2014, Zone 7's Water Efficient Lawn Conversion Rebate is as follows:
The maximum rebate for single-family property is 50 percent of the costs, up to $750. The maximum for a non-residential property or multi-family property is 50 percent of the costs, up to $4,500.
Effective April 16, 2014, Zone 7 revised its Water Efficient Lawn Conversion rebate program. The rebate for a single-family residence was increased to a maximum $750 (based on square footage converted), and the rebate for a non-residential property or multi-family property was increased to a maximum $4,500.
The rebate was broken up into two phases:
All other program requirements remain in effect.