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Water-Wise Workshop: Landscape Conversion 101

Palmdale, CA – Palmdale Water District (PWD) will feature a local landscape specialist at its Water-Wise Workshop: Landscape Conversion 101 scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the District, 2029 East Avenue Q.

Greenbee Landscaping owner Brad Hayes will share his expertise on how to convert landscapes to drought-friendly yards and what high-desert plants and hardscape materials are best. PWD staff will offer information on how to apply for the Water-Wise Landscape Conversion Program and receive up to $3,000 in rebates for residential customers. There is no dollar limit for commercial accounts.

All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a native plant courtesy of Greenbee. To register to attend the free event, visit

“Brad Hayes is a well-known landscape specialist and lecturer who will share his wealth of knowledge about the best ways to convert yards into beautiful landscapes that require minimum water and care,” said Water-Use Efficiency Specialist Maria Avelar. “He will provide information about best drought-tolerant plants that thrive in the Antelope Valley and be available to answer questions.”

PWD’s Landscape Conversion Program is available to single-family, multi-family and commercial/industrial customers. To qualify for the rebate, all projects must be pre-approved by PWD before any work can start. Pre-conversion and post-conversion inspections are required, and applicants must keep and maintain the new landscape for at least five years.

In 2022, PWD issued $150,198 in rebates to customers for removing 84,507 square feet of landscape.

Since 1918, the Palmdale Water District has provided high-quality water at a reasonable cost. We pride ourselves on providing great customer care; advocating for local water issues that help our residents; educating the community on water-use efficiency; and leading our region in researching and implementing emerging technologies that increase operational efficiency. For more information about PWD, visit

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