Turf Replacement Rebate Program

The Turf Replacement Rebate Program provides rebates to Carmichael Water District customers to convert water-thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.  Submission of an application does not guarantee funding. Participants are eligible for one lawn replacement rebate per property. CWD reserves the right to modify or terminate this program at any time, for any reason. Participation in the program requires that all the program terms and conditions be met. If these requirements are not met, the rebate will be denied.


  1. Program is NOT retroactive. Projects underway or completed prior to the application approval are not eligible.
  2. The Turf Replacement Rebate Program is available to residential and non-residential customers within CWD’s service area and must have water supplied solely by CWD. Applicant must be the property owner of record, or his or her authorized representative. The applicant’s water account must be in good standing.
  3. Lawn areas to be converted must be currently maintained and irrigated by an operating sprinkler system. Dead lawns, due to drought-related watering reductions, may be eligible and will be assessed on an individual basis. Evidence of previous lawn such as existing turf, borders, remnants of turf, or existing operational turf irrigation systems must be present; dirt or weed-filled areas are not eligible.
  4. Conversion of lawn/turf must be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rebate program.

Forms & Documents

Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Information for Applicants

Please review the Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. After completion of your project, the following documents must be submitted via email to mail@carmichaelwd.org:

  • five (5) photographs of the converted area;
  • completed form W-9 (PDF).

Turf Replacement Incentive Program Application

  1. Please check the box below to accept the Terms & Conditions*
  2. Conversion Location*
  3. Photographs

    Five (5) photographs for pre-conversion must be taken in the requirements below:

    1. All photographs must be in color.
    2. No up-close photographs of grass.
    3. Stand far back enough to include home, street, driveway, or fence as a reference point.
    4. Street number or address must be visible in at least one photograph. 
    5. Photographs cannot be online images such as Google street view.
    6. Photographs must be current representation of the conversion areas current state.
    7. Altered photographs will result in application being denied.
    8. Conversions area must include at least one picture of irrigation system operating.
  4. Declaration

    As the applicant I:

    • am the property owner of record, or his or her authorized representative;
    • am a Carmichael Water District customer in good standing;
    • will submit a completed application form and documentation as described in the Terms and Conditions;
    • will convert lawn/turf in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rebate program;
    • have read, understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions which are incorporated above;
    • irrevocably authorize the Carmichael Water District, or anyone authorized/designated by the District, to use or reproduce any and all photographs which have been taken of my landscape as part of the Turf Replacement Program by the District or the District's authorized agent(s) for any purpose determined by the District without compensation or further notice to me;
    • understand a Federal form W-9 (in the applicant's name) must be completed and submitted with final documents;
    • understand that submission of this application does not guarantee rebate funding.
  5. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date and 4) I agree with the declaration shown directly above.

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  7. This field is not part of the form submission.