California American Water Revises Turf Rebate Program

Will Now Feature Artificial Turf

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--In response to the historic drought, California American Water has updated its customer turf rebate program. California American Water has increased both the amount of square feet eligible and the rebate rate per square foot to encourage more water saving during the drought.

Although the program is available for customers residing in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and Ventura customers, turf rebate programs for Monterey customers are available through the Monterey Conservation website at


Prior Program for Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura & Larkfield Customers

      Residential     Commercial/Non-Public Agencies
Price per sq. ft.    

Up to $1.50/sq. ft. for up to 2,000 sq. ft.*

    Up to $1.50/sq. ft. for up to 5,000 sq. ft.*
Total rebates     Maximum up to $2,000*     Maximum up to $5,000*

* Depending on Service Area


Current Program for Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego & Ventura Customers

      Residential     Public Agencies     Commercial/Non-Public Agencies
Price per sq. ft.     $2/sq. ft. for up to 3,000 sq. ft.     $2/sq. ft. for the first 3,000 sq. ft. $1/sq. ft above that     $1/sq. ft.
Total rebates     Maximum $6,000     Maximum $50,000     Maximum $25,000

Residential customers can now receive up to $6,000 in turf rebates while commercial non-residential customers can see a rebate of $25,000-$50,000 in turf replacement. Along with the revised rebates, the program now also offers rebates for synthetic artificial turf to eligible customers.

“With the current drought conditions, we’re encouraging customers to choose their home landscape wisely so that it will help conserve more water in the long run,” said Vice President of Operations, Rich Svindland. “These revised rebates will not only offer greater incentives for reducing outdoor water use, but also expand the criteria of who can be eligible for these rebates.”

Only applications submitted after June 1 will be eligible for the new rebates. In order to be eligible, it is required that the lawn/landscape:

  • The rebated landscape area must replace a currently irrigated lawn with drought tolerant landscaping or synthetic turf. California American Water may inspect the premises “before” and “after” the retrofit.
  • Synthetic Turf be installed by a certified contractor and has a minimum 10 year warranty or lifespan.
  • The retrofitted landscape must be permeable to air and water to avoid run-off onto the sidewalk or driveway.

California American Water customers are also encouraged to utilize the company’s conservation services to cut down water usage. Additional water saving services available to customers includes rebates on water saving devices, free conservation tools and our free water wise house calls.

For more information on the turf rebates or how customers can qualify, please visit the conservation page at

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high quality and reliable water and/or wastewater service to approximately 600,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at


California American Water
Evan Jacobs, 916-568-4252
Mobile: 707-495-6135


California American Water
Evan Jacobs, 916-568-4252
Mobile: 707-495-6135