Beginning on April 13, 2015, all applications received will be a 40/60 split. The rebate is prorated at a 40/60 split and does not include sales tax or labor. Customers will receive 40% of the rebate upon completion of Phase 1 Requirements listed below. Customers will not be permitted to plant until after the Fall and authorized by Zone 7 staff. Receipts for plants must be dated after the authorization is given.
Once planting authorization is approved, Customer must complete Phase 2 Requirements listed below and when final inspection is completed, the remaining 60% of the rebate will be issued. Pre- and Post-Conversion Site Inspections may be required.
**** ATTENTION, LATEST UPDATE 12/2/15: Customers can now begin Phase 2 and plant. Receipts must be dated December 1, 2015 and forward.
You have 120 days to complete each phase. You must notify Zone 7 at the end of each phase completion.
Refer to Terms & Conditions on the application (see below).
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 meet the program requirements for both Phase 1 and 2, a rebate credit to your water bill or a check is issued to the customer of record for the account. Contact your water utility for rebate status.
- To view informational brochure about the rebate program, click here.
- To view, print, fill out and submit the rebate application -- either by mail or electronically -- click here.
- For a list of qualifying plants, click here.
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.
The maximum rebate for single-family property is up to 50 percent of the costs, up to $750. The maximum for a non-residential property or multi-family property is up to 50 percent of the costs, up to $4,500.
For example: To receive the maximum rebate, single-family customers need to replace 1,000 square feet of front yard turf and provide $1,500 in receipts (excluding non-permeable hardscapes). Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.