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Rebate Programs

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UPDATED APRIL 22, 2015: As of noon on April 22, 2015, funding for the City's Grass Replacement and Micro-Irrigation Rebate Programs was exhausted and the City is no longer accepting applications for this program.

San Diegans' response to our rebate program was overwhelming and encouraging as our City works to strengthen its water conservation efforts. More than 350 residents and businesses will receive rebates to replace more than 500,000 square feet of water-thirsty grass.

We are expecting to relaunch the program beginning July 1, 2015 pending approval of funding for the next fiscal year. Beginning July 1, 2015, we will once again be taking applications on a first-come, first served basis. Applications will not be accepted prior to July 1, 2015 (i.e. no waiting list will be established).

Rebates Available From Other Agencies
If you live in the County (are not a City of San Diego customer) you should check with your own water agency's web site for rebate information or find details on the San Diego County Water Authority's Turf Replacement Program.

Also, you may be eligible for a rebate through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's SoCal Water $mart Program.

Rebates from City of San Diego

Rebate Description
Rain Barrel Rebates for barrels that catch and store rain water. For residential customers only.
Grass Replacement (out of funding) Receive rebates for removal of grass (lawn) that is replaced with water wise plant material (artificial turf does not qualify). Rebates available for residential and commercial customers.
Micro-Irrigation (out of funding) Rebates for converting an overhead spray sprinkler system to low application rate micro-irrigation (i.e. drip, micro-spray, etc.). For residential and commercial customers.
Mulch from Miramar Greenery City of San Diego residents may load up to two cubic yards or mulch for free with proof of residency. For residential and commercial customers.

Rebates from Other Agencies

Rebate Description
SoCal Water$mart Rebates High-efficiency toilets, washers, WBICs (Smart Controllers), grass replacement, rotating sprinkler nozzles, rain barrels & other devices.