Two-part application on our official rebate website SoCalWater$mart
1. Project Start Approval
2. Rebate Application
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Landscape professionals in Southern California can now become Certified Water Managers and Qualified Water Efficient Landscapers with a unique educational opportunity developed by Metropolitan and the California Landscape Contractors Association. The Water Efficient Landscape Dual Certification Program allows participants to earn two certificates – from the national Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense program and continuing education units for existing industry certifications. The program will explain Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program guidelines to better help residential or commercial customers. The program is free.
The three six-hour courses cover these landscaping fundamentals:
The following landscape professionals are EPA WaterSense certified Qualified Water Efficient Landscape Professionals and Certified Water Managers. This list is provided as a public resource and Metropolitan makes no guarantees or representations, and assumes no responsibility or liability, as to the quality of work performed by these contractors.
A California contractor's license is mandatory for bidding or contracting construction work exceeding $500 in value, inclusive of materials and labor. You can check a contractor’s license status here.
Two new studies highlight the value and success of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program. One study found a “multiplier effect.” For every 100 homes that converted their yards using a rebate, an additional 132 nearby homes converted their grass without the rebate incentive. The second study estimated the reversion rate. It found that less than 4% of participants who received a turf rebate later reverted to grass. Both studies helped Metropolitan understand the overall water-savings of the Turf Replacement Program. Learn more below.