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Turf Replacement Program Increases Rebate to Remove Lawn

Image is a close up of a lawn covered in dew.Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that beginning on July 1, the West Basin Municipal Water District added one dollar to the Turf Replacement Program rebate currently being offered by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). The extra dollar was approved by the West Basin Board of Directors.  It will increase the total rebate incentive for qualified applicants to $3 or more per square foot of grass removed. Culver City Real Estate area residents are eligible to apply.

The West Basin Municipal Water District is also offering a free series classes on grass replacement options to help encourage residents and businesses of the West Basin service area to apply for the new increased rebate.

West Basin Board President Scott Houston stated, “In keeping with our goal of long-term local water reliability, West Basin is pleased to offer an extra dollar per square foot to encourage replacing thirsty lawns and grass with drought tolerant plants and landscaping across our service area.  This additional financial incentive, combined with free classes and conservation education, will further help our District ensure a sustainable water future.”

The free classes began in June and will continue through October.  The classes are meant to help attendees understand program requirements, learn how to properly remove grass, and effectively convert their yards to a drought tolerant landscape.

The grass replacement class schedule going forward includes:

  • Hermosa Beach Community Center, Hermosa Beach, Calif. – Division III, August 29, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City, Calif. – Division IV, September 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Ken Nakaoka Community Center, Gardena, Calif. – Division V, October 30, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Image is a group of drought resistant plants used as landscaping.Local listing agent Martin Feinberg encourages all service area residents who are interested in attending the classes to RSVP by visiting or calling (310) 371-7222.  Registration is required for event attendance and space is limited.  Refreshments will be served.

Class attendance is not required for rebate eligibility but will help citizens understand how to successfully apply for and utilize the advantages of the Turf Replacement Program.

Further information about MWD’s Turf Replacement Program, and other water-saving rebate programs, is available at