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Cash for Grass Rebate is back and better than ever!

Can we talk about the elephant in your yard? The one that keeps your water bill high and that you spend all that time mowing, feeding, and watering every week. The City’s new Cash for Grass Rebate program is designed to help you get rid of that water hogging lawn and replace it with a beautiful new California inspired garden. It is the Santa Monica way!

Complete the appropriate application below for your property to be on your way to savings water, money and our environment.


Cash for Grass Rebate Attachments and Guides:

Single-Family Rebate Guide pdf bug 2
Single-Family Rebate Calculation Sheetpdf bug 2
Single-Family Rebate Checklistpdf bug 2

Multi-Family Rebate Guidepdf bug 2
Multi-Family Rebate Calculation Sheetpdf bug 2
Multi-Family Rebate Checklist pdf bug 2

Commercial Rebate Guide pdf bug 2
Commercial Rebate Calculation Sheet pdf bug 2
Commercial Rebate Checklist pdf bug 2

Rain Harvest Rebate
Rebate Application
Rain Harvest Rebate Guidepdf bug 2
Rain Harvest Rebate Checklist pdf bug 2


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Santa Monica offers two valuable services to help residents and businesses save water.

consultation-water Water Use Consultation A free service, one of Santa Monica’s water conservation experts will visit your home or business and provide you with specific ways you can reduce your water use and point you to incentives that can help.  Sign-up form
consultation-landscape Landscape Coaching Session Santa Monica has partnered with professional landscape designers who will meet with at your home and provide expert advice on ways you can most effectively implement sustainable landscaping in your yard. This service is $50.00 for a two hour consultation.  Sign-up form

Water Neutrality Ordinance

On July 1, 2017, the Water Neutrality Ordinance went into effect capping water use for new developments to an average of the past five year historical use for that individual parcel - the ordinance is one strategy to achieve the City's goal for water self-sufficiency by 2020.

By maximizing water-efficiency, local groundwater and alternate water supplies, the city will no longer need to import water to meet all of its needs.

Water Neutrality Fact Sheet ThumbnailDownload Fact Sheet  pdf


In response to the drought, Santa Monica has enhanced its water conservation rebates.


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