|TURF REMOVAL PROGRAM||
PLEASE NOTE: REPLACEMENT OF DEAD TURF GRASS DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR PROGRAM FUNDS. Turf grass must be living at the time of inspection.
PROGRAM UPDATE, APRIL 30, 2013:
The program will re-open August 1, 2013.
wait to submit their application on or after August 1.
Please remember that an application must be
filed and a pre-inspection must be completed BEFORE you kill or
remove your grass turf.
Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) offers rebates of $1 per square foot of LIVING turf grass removed and replaced with qualifying landscaping. All PWP water customers are eligible. The maximum rebate per residential property is $2,500. The maximum for commercial and multi-family properties is $5000.
All projects require both a pre-installation inspection (prior to project start) and a post-installation inspection (prior to release of rebate funds). After submitting your applications, Pasadena Water & Power will contact you to schedule a pre-installation inspection. No work shall be started prior to this inspection. Turf must be living at time of inspection. After the pre-installation inspection is completed and the project is approved, rebate funds will be reserved and you may begin your project.
A combination of live plants, trees, mulch, decomposed granite and gravel are acceptable turf replacements. All bare soil areas between plants must be covered with a minimum 2” layer of permeable material such as mulch or decomposed granite. Converted area cannot be covered with impermeable surfaces such as concrete, brick, or asphalt. Use of a permeable weed barrier is highly encouraged; non-permeable sheeting or plastic is not permitted. Synthetic/artificial turf is NOT an eligible groundcover.
For residential projects, a minimum of 70 percent of the front and street side setback areas are required to be covered and maintained with some combination of live trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, flowers, existing lawns or other types of vegetation. Decomposed granite and gravel are considered paving and cannot exceed 30% of the total front and side yard area.
Parkway area requirements:
All projects must comply with Pasadena’s landscape ordinances and zoning codes as applicable. An approved plan from Pasadena’s Planning Department is highly recommended as a part of your application. If your retrofit is larger than 5,000 square feet, it may be subject to additional Water Efficient Landscape requirements. Please direct zoning related questions to: (626) 744-6777.
PWP reserves the right to modify the terms of this program at any time. Funds are available on a limited basis. Once funds are reserved, funding is ensured if project is completed within the terms of the rebate program.
This program is funded by Pasadena Water and Power, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Department of Water Resources, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,
Residential projects: (626) 744-7926 or email@example.com
Commercial/multi-family projects: (626) 744-3865 or firstname.lastname@example.org