Lawn Be Gone!

Get Paid to Transform  Your Landscaping!

Rebates of $1 per Square Foot of Lawn Replaced

Program Description: 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 a participating BAWSCA Member Agency.  A list of the agencies that are participating in the BAWSCA Lawn Be Gone! Program for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and their contact information is below.

Steps to Participate.

STEP 1

Read the Program Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

A representative from a participating BAWSCA member agency 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 participating BAWSCA member agency, 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.

STEP 4

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.  For additional information and resources, see links below. STEP 5 Contact the participating BAWSCA Member Agency to schedule a Post-Conversion Site Inspection within four (4) months of receiving the Notice to Proceed.  A participating BAWSCA Member Agency 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. STEP 6 Once the Post-Conversion Site Inspection is complete and the Lawn Conversion Project is given final approval the participating BAWSCA Member Agency, 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.

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