NOTICE: California Water Service customers within the City of Livermore should refer to https://calwater-turf.droplet.us for more information on Cal Water's newly launced Turf Removal Rebate Program. Cal Water customers' applications will no longer be accepted for the Zone 7 WEL Rebate program. We look forward to serving Cal Water cusomters on other rebate programs.
Latest update regarding Zone 7's program: 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.
You have 120 days to complete each phase. You must notify Zone 7 at the end of each phase completion.
Phase 1 Requirements:
You will receive up to 40% of the rebate if you meet the following requirements:
Phase 2 Requirements:
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:
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.
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.
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.