Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
Landscape Lawn Exchange Program Details

*Reopening Applications: April 1, 2024*

The following guidelines apply to all eligible private and public property types, including: residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, government entities, schools, HOA common areas, and multi-family residential projects. Golf courses, parks, athletic fields, and sod farms are not eligible at this time.

Weber Basin’s Landscape Lawn Exchange program is intended to remove landscape lawn and replace it with low-water landscape materials including low-water plants, to create attractive, low-water alternatives to grass areas. The incentive for this program will be $2.50 per square foot for any area in your yard that is currently grass lawn that is removed and replaced with a more water-efficient alternative. The application must be completed in full and District staff will review applications as they come in to approve participation in the program.  Applicants must be approved before removing the lawn and starting the program.


  • PROJECT AREA MUST BE CURRENTLY LANDSCAPED WITH LIVING, WELL-MAINTAINED LAWN. If lawn has been killed or removed prior to a pre-conversion site visit, you are not eligible for this program.

  • The applicant must be in good standing with a participating water provider. Unpaid water bills will disqualify applicants from the program.

  • Applicants must participate voluntarily. Projects required by governmental codes or policy are not eligible for this program.

  • Projects must be located in an eligible area. A list of Cities that have adopted the necessary landscape standards is listed at

  • Projects that replace lawn with artificial turf are not eligible.

  • Projects replacing a traditional lawn area with a native or drought tolerant lawn, are not discouraged, but are not eligible for the rebate program. This is a lawn removal program.

  • Replacement of existing drip, mulch/rock/gravel, or plants does not qualify for a rebate. This program is intended for lawn replacement only.

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that their project complies with city ordinances and requirements.

  • A specific “Landscape Lawn Exchange” class will be required of all participants.  This class will be available to watch online at your convenience.  A code to view the online class is sent via email after applicants are approved for the program.

  • An agreement will be required to be signed by each participant.

  • Projects that have been started or completed before applying, before the digital site visit, or signed agreement will be ineligible for this program.

Apply for Landscape Lawn Exchange Program