Many Bay Area Water Agencies - including EBMUD -- are currently offering rebates for lawn conversion and/or weather based irrigation controllers. If you have any thought of a more drought-tolerant native garden, check it out.  This is an awesome opportunity to get rid of your water-guzzling lawn.

EBMUD offers an integrated package of both irrigation upgrade and lawn conversion rebates -- up to $2500 for single and multi-family residential properties (4 units or less) and up to $20,000 for commercial and multi-family (5 units or more) properties.

For more infoclick here.

Specifically, EBMUD' Lawn Conversion & Irrigation Upgrade Rebates and Alameda County's Water Efficient Landscape Rebate Program