Lawn Replacement Program

Process Guidelines

We pay upon completion of project. This means we have not set aside funds to pay you until your project is complete, your post-inspection is conducted, and your W-9 is submitted.

To begin the process, you must first validate your agency account. To do this, you will need your water company account number and zip code. Once validated, simply follow the steps below to get started.

Step 1 - Create Your Online Profile

Provide the account number and email address. Your password will be emailed to you. You can then view the progress of your project through the dashboard. Feel free to return to your dashboard throughout the process.

Step 2 - Take the online assessment

Take our on-line class and pass our online assessment, which takes about an hour. 

Step 3 - Submit your application

Submit your application by answering a few project questions, uploading current images, a drawn plan and plant list. Don't forget to click "submit".....

Step 4 - Mail in Terms and Conditions

Agree to the program terms and conditions, and mail a signed copy to SCV Water.  Once received, will review the application according to the design guidelines. If everything looks good, you will be notified to schedule a pre-inspection. 

Step 5 - Convert Your Lawn 

Work on your project! Ask for an extension if you need one. When you're done, upload three photos for us to review. We will then schedule a post-inspection.

Step 6 - Complete a Bit More Paperwork

Complete and sign a W-9 and mail back to SCV Water.  

Step 7 - Receive the Rebate!

Payments typically take 90 days. The converted landscape must be maintained for five years minimum as a grass or lawn-free zone.