Thank you for your interest in the Designer At Your Door Program. Please read the following before completing your application.
Fields marked with a red asterisk are required to be filled in order for your application to be successfully submitted.

  1. Please review the application carefully before submitting to ensure all fields have been completed.
  2. This is NOT an application for a turf removal incentive. This application is only for the Designer At Your Door Program. No financial incentives are implied by application for and acceptance into this program. For more information about turf removal incentives, please visit SoCalWater$
If you need assistance, please call 858-598-5085 or email
Part I - Applicant Information

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 3. Account Number

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* 4. Water Customer Name (refer to your water bill for the water customer of record)

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* 5. Comments (if applicant name and water customer name are different, please explain in the comment box below)

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* 6. Homeowners Association Name (if applicable)

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* 7. Project Area

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* 8. Project Square Footage (estimate, minimum 500 sf)

Please estimate the combined square footage of your project's turf areas (min. 500 sf/max 5,000 sf). Larger project areas will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If your project area is less than 500 sf or greater than 5,000 sf provide more information in the Comments section.

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* 9. Turf Areas

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* 10. Photo of Turf Areas (please upload a current photo of your turf area)

PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF file types only.
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* 11. Photo of In-Ground Irrigation (please upload a current photo of your working, in-ground irrigation system)

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* 13. Comments or any additional information about your project.

Part II- Terms and Conditions
The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Program is sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies. This program is made possible by grants from the California Department of Water Resources and is designed to teach homeowners key concepts for the successful execution of a water-efficient landscape renovation project in a manner consistent with the publication “A Homeowner’s Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape.”
TERMS: By completing and submitting this application, the applicant certifies that he/she understands and agrees with all applicable program requirements.

1.  Enrollment: Selection of participants is at the sole discretion of the Water Authority. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are not guaranteed enrollment. 

2.  Participant Responsibilities:

a. Access to Premises: Whereas a Program agent will generate a site base plan for each Participant, and this will be used as a customized teaching resource, Participant authorizes and agrees to provide timely access to Water Authority’s agent to perform a landscape inspection to generate said plan. Upon notification from Participant of the completion of their project, a follow up site visit for documentation purposes is also authorized.

b. Mandatory Attendance: Participant agrees to attend all pre-scheduled appointments. Cancellations require 48 hours notice. 

c. Documentation and Reporting: Whereas the Program is partially grant funded, and the Water Authority has a reporting responsibility to the grant funding agencies, Participant agrees to provide the Water Authority and its designee access to the property’s water account data and to use such water use data in the conduct of its regular Program business, including grant reporting and promotional activity. Except for the water use data described above, the Water Authority will treat account holder information in a manner consistent with the California Public Records Act, including but not limited to Government Code Section 6254.16. 

d. Participant Deliverables: Participant agrees to complete the coursework, submit a final project design and to provide notice of project completion. 

e. Publicity Release: Participant grants Water Authority the right to use Program landscape plans, plant lists, photos, and other Program-related content generated by participants in advertising, publicity, and promotion through various media (videos, print, web, and other) in perpetuity. 

3.  Waivers and Warranties: Whereas the Program scope is limited to providing education about water-efficient landscaping practices, Participants assume all risk and liability for their projects and waive and release the Water Authority and its agents from any and all claims and causes of action associated with Participant’s participation in the Program. Participants are advised to seek specialized professional assistance where necessary.
  1. You must own and occupy a single-family residence within the service area of the San Diego County Water Authority.
  2. You must commit to replacing one irrigated section of turf grass with low-water-use plants within six months from your participation in the Program, either on your own or by hiring a professional. Projects to replace turf grass with artificial turf will not be accepted into the Program.
  3. The turf area to be replaced must currently have a working, in-ground irrigation system.
  4. You must commit to attending all pre-scheduled appointments.
  5. You must agree to provide timely access to your property’s landscape area to the Water Authority’s agent for tasks that may include: soil sampling, testing of the irrigation system, checking water pressure, taking landscape area measurements, and other related Program tasks.
Part III - Eligibility Certification and Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

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* 14. I certify that I meet all the following Program criteria and am eligible to participate:

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* 15. Future Emails

Please review your application for the following:

1. All required fields are complete.

2. Photos of turf area and in-ground irrigation have been uploaded.
3. You’ve read and checked all of the boxes in Part III.
If you require assistance please call Studio West Landscape Architecture & Planning (program contractor for the San Diego County Water Authority) at 858-598-5085.

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* 16. Confirm your email address here

To submit this form, click the Send Application button below. 

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address.
Please respond to that email immediately so that we can process your application.