Contra Costa Water District is continuing to offer many incentive programs to promote water conservation. The Lose a Lawn / Get a Garden program encourages property owners to switch from lawns to gardens.
Homeowners can earn rebates up to $500 and commercial or Municipal customers up receive to $5,000 when they replace their lawns with water-efficient landscaping. The rebate is fifty cents ($0.50) per square foot for lawn replaced. The program is not retroactive; projects started before receiving a Notice to Proceed Letter will not be eligible.
The program is open to residential, commercial and municipal customers in the CCWD service area. This consists of Clayton, Clyde, Concord, Pacheco, Port Costa, Martinez, Antioch, Bay Point, Pittsburg, Oakley, and parts of Brentwood, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek.
To participate, click here and follow the steps to start the program or call CCWD at 688-8320 to request an application or if you have any questions.
If your overwhelmed with the thought of tackling the project yourself, get some help from the pros. Navlets Garden Center offerings a series of FREE gardening classes including Cactus & Succulents, Shade Gardening & Cool Season Vegetables. For a full schedule of Navlets Gardening Classes, click here.
Also available is the Lose the Lawn – Get a Garden Workshops presented by the Contra Costa Water District & the Gardens at Heather Farm. Experts will offer advice and instruction about design, irrigation and plants specific to the Diablo Valley climate. In addition, participants will learn about CCWD’s Landscape Rebate Program. Following presentations, participants will be able to meet with a variety of landscape professionals and take a tour of the CCWD Water-wise Demonstration Garden. Classes will be held Saturday, August 24 or Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Admission is $20 per class and includes the resource packet and box lunch. Classes will be held at Contra Costa Water District Center 1331 Concord Avenue, Concord.