Another water agency has upped the ante on turf removal. The West Basin Municipal Water District Turf Removal Rebates are now raised to $3 Per Square Foot. West Basin provides drinking and recycled water in southwest Los Angeles County – Culver City, Inglewood, El Segundo, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Manhattan Beach.
This is thanks to a grant from the California Department of Water Resources and funding from the Metropolitan Water District. This limited time offer allows West Basin residents to replace their high water use lawns with efficient California Friendly plants and landscapes. This incentive will help in mitigating the impacts of this and future droughts.
To find out more on how to qualify visit: www.socalwatersmart.com or call 888.376.3314.
These programs require, generally, an inspection before you tear out the turf, and most do not allow you to replace turf with artificial fur of just gravel or hardscape like cement. They do not generally require that the plants be native, but we know natives rate the best solution for water savings, pollution reduction, habitat value and our sense of heritage.
If you live in this area and go for the rebate, please let us know how it goes and share “Before and After” photos with us.