Metropolitan Water District’s Landscape Transformation program is being offered as a new program designed to promote water use reduction and sustainability. Following the success of other incentive programs focusing on landscaping and turf grass removal, the Landscape Transformation Program aims to combine elements of grass removal, irrigation modification and water retention or filtration to support reuse or soil absorption of rainwater.
The Landscape Transformation Program takes a multi-pronged approach to maximize water utilization and conservation. Removing turf grass is one of the most water conscious adjustments a business or organization can make to reduce their water usage and associated costs. Converting irrigation systems to drip, hand-watering or installing modified sprinkler heads or systems ensures that water used is only exactly what is needed. Finally, the addition of a sustainable approach in the new landscape plan works to reduce or prevent wasteful runoff through the use of a rainwater capture or filtration system.
The Landscape Transformation program is a two-part application process. In order to receive a rebate, you must apply to reserve rebate funds prior to starting your project. After the reservation, you will have 180 days to complete the project and submit your request for a rebate. Metropolitan Water District is offering a rebate of $1.00 per square foot up to 1,500 square feet of converted yard per year. Your water agency may offer an additional rebate incentive. To verify the full incentive offered for your area, please visit estimate my rebate.
Depending on the conversion methods used in your landscape transformation project, you may be eligible for additional rebates on devices such as weather based irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, rotating nozzles, rain barrels or cisterns. For information on available outdoor device rebates, please visit the outdoor device page.