Coachella Valley Water District
Rebate Programs

Process Guidelines

Attention Customers: Effective July 1, 2017 the rebates for turf removal will increase from $1 per square foot to $2 per square foot. Additionally, maximum rebate amounts will increase. Customers who apply prior to July 1, 2017 will be eligible for rebates of $1 per square foot with a 2,000 square foot maximum. Customers who apply after July 1, 2017 will be eligible for rebates of $2 per square foot with a 10,000 square foot maximum.

Verify your Coachella Valley Water District account

To begin the process, you must first validate your agency account. To do this, you will need your %Agency Name% account number and the zip code of the service address.

Register for your program account

In the profile you will provide a current email address, contact information and phone. You can then view the progress of your project through the dashboard as well as view resources on completing it. To complete the registration process you will need access to the email address that you provided.

Confirm your email address

After creating your online account you will be emailed a link that will be used to verify your account. Once received, click the provided link and set your new password to begin.

Take the online assessment

In order to prepare you for the steps ahead, you will next complete the online assessment, which takes about 30 minutes. But don't worry... we have an online study guide to help you better understand the process.

Submit your project details

In this step you will answer a few questions regarding your project and how it will be completed.

Create project zones

Next you will create project zones (areas you will be converting). For each zone you will provide the location, approximate square feet of turf you are removing and at least one image representing the current state of the project area before you convert it). These pictures will be used as a project reference. The Coachella Valley Water District will contact you to schedule an on-site pre-inspection.

Upload your plans and plant lists

Now it’s time to upload your plans and plant and/or permeable material list. (Note HOA approval must be granted prior to submission of application to the Coachella Valley Water District.)  Review and agree to the Terms and Conditions and submit your application You’ve done it!  You’ve completed all of the steps and your application is submitted.  You can submit applications removing up to a total of 10,000 square feet per program year (July 1-June 30).

Convert your lawn and receive your incentive payment!

Soon after you have completed the training, submitted the application, photos and plan, the Coachella Valley Water District will contact you to schedule a pre-site inspection.  Customers will receive written notification by email if you are approved to begin your project.  You will have 90 days to complete your project from the date of written notification.  You will also need to submit photos of your completed project which include a minimum of 25% plant canopy per the approved plans unless you were approved for artificial turf. We will contact you for your final inspection. Once we have all needed documentation, you have met the requirements of the program and the landscape was constructed according to the design we approved, the CVWD will send out an email approving the project. Your rebate check will be mailed will be mailed to the property owner’s mailing or billing address within 90 days.

Maintain your new landscape

The converted landscape must be maintained for 5 years minimum as a grass or lawn-free zone.

Para información en español, llame al (760) 398- 2661.