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Drip Irrigation Rebate
Installing a new drip irrigation system or retrofitting sprinklers to drip irrigation, can save up to 60% of the water used in your landscape.




  1. Review rebate requirements
  2. Fill-out online application
  3. Complete your project
  4. Schedule Inspection
    email or call:

    310-458-8405 for Cash for Grass, Drip, and Sprinklers
    310-458-8223 for Downspouts, Rain Barrels, and Cisterns
  5. Get final approval and receive check


  • All properties in Santa Monica are eligible, with the exception of new construction, major remodels, or properties awarded a Sustainable Landscape Grant.
  • Front yards, back yards, side yards, and parkways are eligible for this rebate. 
  • Projects installed before September 1, 2012 are not eligible. The City will use its publically available GIS maps with aerial photos to verify eligibility.


  • Applicants are encouraged to combine the Cash for Grass, Drip Irrigation and Sprinkler rebates. The total rebate amount for any combination of the three may not exceed $3,000.
  • Rebate amounts will not exceed the purchase and installation costs. The City reserves the right to request and review receipts prior to approval.
  • Different parts are required depending on the type of property. Rebates are available only for the parts listed.

    Qualified Drip Irrigation Parts for:
  • Drip irrigation must be installed following the City Landscape and Irrigation Standards
  • If new underground pipes (laterals) are installed, an inspection is required prior to covering it with soil and planting. Inspections are available within 48-hours of request.  Email to schedule an appointment or call (310) 458-8972 ext 2.
  •  If installing new irrigation and new plants that are in one gallon or larger pots, they must be irrigated with drip irrigation.
  • No runoff is allowed from any irrigation system.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 08/06/2014
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