Lawn Be Gone! Rebate Program 2016-2017
Beginning October 1, 2014 receive $4 per square foot*!
*Rebate not to exceed actual cost of conversion. Customer must attach all receipts associated with conversion project. HOA Customers, please see this flyer for more infomation.
The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Lawn Be Gone! Program provides rebates to approved customers that convert water-thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes. To be eligible for this program, an applicant must be a customer of North Coast County Water District.
Steps to Participate.
Read the Program Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.
Read and complete the Lawn Be Gone! Program Application and submit your Application and proposed plant list to BAWSCA at, 155 Bovet Road, Suite #650, San Mateo, CA 94402. Plants must be listed on the BAWSCA-Approved Plant List, or otherwise demonstrated to be low-water use.
A representative from the District will contact you to schedule a Pre-Conversion Site Inspection. This will include reviewing your proposed Lawn Conversion Project with you and measuring the area of the lawn to be converted. Once you have completed a Pre-Conversion Site Inspection, and your Lawn Conversion Project has been approved, you will receive a Notice to Proceed from the District, and will have four (4) months to complete your Lawn Conversion Project. To be eligible for a rebate, the Lawn Conversion Project must not be started before approval and receipt of a Notice to Proceed issued by a participating BAWSCA Member Agency.
Once you receive a Notice to Proceed, you can start your Lawn Conversion Project and remove the lawn and install your new water-efficient landscape. Remember to develop the converted area in a manner that is consistent with the Program Terms and Conditions.
Contact the District to schedule a Post-Conversion Site Inspection within four (4) months of receiving the Notice to Proceed. A District representative will confirm that the new landscaping in the converted area meets the Program Terms and Conditions. As part of the Post-Conversion Site Inspection, you must provide a final list of the plants used in the Lawn Conversion Project and receipts for plants, irrigation equipment and other costs associated with the Lawn Conversion Project.
Once the Post-Conversion Site Inspection is complete and the Lawn Conversion Project is given final approval the District, a rebate will be processed. Rebates may take 6 to 8 weeks to issue following approval. Rebates may be issued in the form of a check or a credit on the Applicant’s water account.
- Water-Wise Gardening Tool: http://www.bawsca.watersavingplants.com/bawsca.php
- FREE! Water-Efficient Landscape Classes: http://bawsca.org/classes/
- Artificial Turf Fact Sheet: http://www.bawsca.org/docs/Artificial%20Turf%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
- Permeable Pavement: http://www.plantsf.org/PermeableLandscaping.html
- Bay Friendly Landscaping and Gardening: http://www.stopwaste.org/docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_all_chapters.pdf
- Soil & Mulching: http://www.ccwater.com/files/Soil.pdf
- Plannng: http://www.ccwater.com/files/Planning.pdf
- Sheet Mulching: http://www.bluestem.ca/eliminating-lawn.htm
- Bay Friendly Guide to Mulch: http://stopwaste.org/docs/mulchguide-2006.pdf
- California Invasive Plant Council: http://www.cal-ipc.org
- Lose the lawn: 21 inspiring yards: http://www.sunset.com/garden/earth-friendly/lose-the-lawn-low-water-landscaping