Artificial Turf Discount Program

Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants a landscape can have. High water demand and frequent maintenance make it a time-consuming and expensive yard option.

As part of its drought response efforts, the San Diego County Water Authority has launched a pilot program designed to help bring down the cost of replacing water-intensive grass with artificial turf. Under this public-private partnership, participating artificial turf companies will provide customers with a 10 percent discount on products and services. The discount is available whether the installation is perfomed by the artificial turf company or by a do-it-yourself customer who purchases only materials. 

Taking advantage of this program is easy! No application is necessary. To get started on an artificial turf installation project, contact any of these participating companies by clicking on their logo below and mention the Water Authority's discount program:






This program is available to residential, commercial and public sector property owners. Please note that the discount is given by the artificial turf company. Currently only the companies listed above are participating.

Turf Removal Rebate Available
As of July 9, 2015, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s SoCal Water$mart Turf Removal Program has stopped taking rebate applications because funding has been exhausted. A waitlist has been created in case funds become available in the fall. To join the waitlist, please submit a completed application toSoCal Water$mart and agree to the terms and conditions online. If funding becomes available, applications will be processed from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants on the waitlist who are approved for a rebate reservation will receive an email in November. Please note that in order to be considered for a rebate, applicants must not start projects until after receiving an email confirming their projects have been approved. Submittal of an application does not guarantee approval or payment.

If you have any questions, please contact SoCal Water$mart’s customer service hotline at 1-888-376-3314. Please note due to the popularity of the program and heightened interest from the Governor's drought declaration in early April, call wait times for the Customer Service line and rebate processing times have increased.

Turf replacement rebates are partly funded by the Water Authority through water rates paid to MWD. Read through the program brochure to find out if you are eligible: Turf Removal Rebate Program Fact Sheet.

Get Discounts on Low-Water-Use Plants!
For savings on low-water-use plants to complement your artificial turf, visit one of our San Diego County Garden Friendly Plant Fairs being held in partnership with participating member water agencies and select The Home Depot locations. Click on the link to see scheduled plant fair dates and locations.

Disclaimer: The cost to install artificial turf varies widely depending on a variety of factors, including site preparation, infill, weed barriers and type of synthetic grass. Whereas the Artificial Turf Discount Program scope is limited to providing a discount through private companies, participants assume all risk and liability for their projects and waive and release the San Diego County Water Authority and its agents from any and all claims and causes of action associated with the participant’s participation in this program. Participants are advised to seek specialized professional assistance where necessary.