Due to the drought, special conditions apply to the Lawn Conversion Rebate:
You must wait to install new plants until you receive approval to proceed. The rebate will not be paid if you plant before receiving approval because even drought tolerant plants need more water at first.
DSRSD will not waive watering limitations because you have removed your lawn and planted drought tolerant plants.
If you are replacing lawn with permanent permeable materials only (no replanting) or with artificial turf, you qualify for the DSRSD rebate only. The entire amount will be credited to your account after a post-conversion inspection.
If you own property governed by an HOA, you must check with your HOA prior to removing any turf. Some CC&R's require homeowners to submit an application to the HOA prior to making any modifications to their property, including the landscaping.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to file two applications to receive a Zone 7 rebate and a DSRSD enhanced rebate?
No. Your application will automatically be considered for the DSRSD enhanced rebate if you qualify.
Is any “WaterSense” toilet or “Energy Star” clothes washer eligible for a rebate?
No, rebates are available only on specific models. Check the online lists of eligible models before you buy. The lists are updated periodically on the Zone 7 website.
Can I receive a rebate for upgrading a “low-flow” toilet (1.6 gallons per flush) to a “high-efficiency” toilet (1.28 gallons per flush)?
You must be replacing a “conventional” toilet that uses 3.5 gallons or more per flush unless you are replacing a faulty low-flow toilet that is wasting water and cannot be repaired. By helping our customers replace only water-wasting toilets, we are making the best use of limited incentive funds.
Will I receive my rebate as a check in the mail or a credit on my account?
For the washing machine rebate, you will receive a check for Zone 7 and PG&E's portion. DSRSD will credit the enhanced rebate portion to your account. Currently that amount is $25. For all other rebates, DSRSD issues a credit on the applicant’s water account after the rebate application is approved.
How long will it take to receive my rebate?
Because DSRSD bills every two months, it can take up to 10 weeks for a rebate credit to appear on your account.
How can I check on the status of my rebate?
If it’s been more than 10 weeks and you haven’t seen a credit on your bill or been notified of a problem with your application, contact DSRSD Customer Service at (925) 828-8524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All rebates are subject to the availability of funds and may be discontinued at any time.
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