Non-Functional Turf Irrigation Ban
As of June 16, 2022, commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) customers cannot irrigate non-functional turf (grass) with potable water. The ban does not apply to turf irrigated with recycled water, nor school fields, sports fields, and parks.
This ban applies to homeowners’ associations (HOAs). The board of an HOA or similar governing body may determine what is functional and non-functional based on the usage of the turf.
THE EMERGENCY REGULATION DROUGHT BAN DOES NOT APPLY TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS.
The ban is enforced by the State Water Resources Control Board, more information is available here.
A $2 per square foot rebate is available for turf removal projects through a partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Eligible projects must receive approval before commencement from MWD. Visit socalwatersmart.com for more information.