Residential Turf Removal Program
Thank you for your interest in water conservation. Public interest and participation in the “Mow No Mow” Turf Removal Program has been overwhelming. Because of the high demand, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the regional water supplier which is funding the rebates, is considering changes to the program. Customers may continue to submit participation applications but approval of reservations requests will be on a first-come first-serve basis, subject to funding availability and program changes.
All reservation requests received on or after May 14, 2015 will be subject to any new terms and conditions that will be announced by Metropolitan Water District on May 26, 2015.
Single family homeowners can qualify for $2 per square foot to transform your front and/or back yard lawn areas from water-guzzling, chemical-using, high-maintenance problem areas into a water-efficient, chemical-free, low maintenance jewel that captures rainwater, cleans the environment, creates habitat, adds real beauty and distinctiveness to your home and neighborhood.
Application Part 2 - Payment Request (PDF - 64 KB)
Here are a few of tools to help you with your planning!
- Looking for native and drought tolerant plants? Have you seen LVMWD's "A California-Friendly Guide to Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens" (PDF - 6MB)?
- Need information on how much water different plants use? The Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS IV) can help
The Application Forms above are fillable Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later) forms. Please see each application for specific instructions.
ACT Now! Funds for this special program are limited. Before beginning any program to re-landscape your property, be sure your plans will comply with any applicable city, county or homeowner association regulations.
Rebates are for new landscaping which can include low-water use "California Friendly" type plant materials or artificial turf.
Did You Know…
- Irrigation is the largest single water-use item at most single-family residences?
- A typical lawn in the LVMWD service area requires about five feet of water per year?
- A well-designed water-efficient landscape can add to the value of your home?
- Many residents moved to our region for the natural beauty of its open space, hills and valleys, yet proceed to plant lawns and gardens full of water-guzzling plants not found here?
- Irrigation water that runs off your property carries contaminants such as fertilizers, lawn clippings insecticides, automotive fluids and more into the Malibu Creek watershed and Santa Monica Bay?
Fox TV News Features LVMWD’s “Mow No Mow” program - click here to video the video "Turn Your Lawn into Savings and Save Water Too" (opens a new window to myFOXla.com)
updated: March 11, 2015
This program is funded by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, California Department of Water Resources, and the Bureau of Reclamation.