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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.
    • NOTE: If you are an Apple computer user, you will not be able to automatically submit the PDF application electronically. Please save the application to your computer, fill it out, and email it back as an attachment to:
  • 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.


  • To learn about how to sheet mulch in a brochure from StopWaste, click here.
  • For information on other rebates, click here.
  • To view Zone 7's water conservation page, click here.