Lawn Be Gone! Program

A rebate program of up to $800 per eligible household

Get paid for saving water on your lawn! 

As of July 2022, the “Lawn Be Gone!” rebate program is now available for Burlingame residents. By transforming your water-intensive lawn into a water-efficient landscape, you can receive a rebate of $2 per square foot, up to $500 per household. Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis,  by submitting an application to Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA)'s website.

Join the trend to replace traditional lawns with a stylish landscape. Water-efficient landscaping conserves water, is easy to maintain, and provides long-term benefits to the environment.

For tips and inspiration, check out the "Water Wise Gardening" program here.

Eligibility and conditions apply. Artificial turf is not eligible for the “Lawn Be Gone!” program.

Application Steps:

  1. Review eligibility and conditions from BAWSCA
  2. Create an account and apply online
  3. Design your lawn conversion plan with BAWSCA Approved Plant List (Resource: Landscape Classes)
  4. Schedule a pre-conversion inspection and Receive a Notice to Proceed
  5. Complete and submit your project through the online portal
  6. Receive the rebate as a credit on your water bill!
Add a Rain Garden to your project and earn an additional $300 rebate!  Funded by the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program, examples are provided here.

For more information, check out BAWSCA’s website.


Looking for other ways to save water & money?

  1.  Add a Rain Barrel or two to your project and earn up to an additional $200 rebate! Don't let good water go to waste capture rainwater to water your plants and save up to $200 off a qualifying barrel (limit 2 per single-family account or 4 per multifamily/commercial). For a complete list of rules and an online application, please visit BAWSCA for details.
  2. Enroll in the Smart Irrigation Controller Program to receive a discount on the Rachio 3 sprinkler controller! The device helps you monitor and manage to water your lawn from anywhere using a smartphone app. To redeem the offer, visit bawsca.rachio.com and apply using the last six digits of your water account number.

Check out all other rebates and resources to support energy efficiency and water conservation! 

BAWSCA rain garden

(Banner photo from local resident Hallie G.)