The City of San Diego is offering a lawn rebate, $4,250 for residential owners and $17,000 for commercial owners to replace their grass, in an effort to encourage water conservation.
The City’s Public Utilities Department water customers can receive a rebate by removing their water-thirsty grass and installing water-wise material and efficient irrigation systems.
“This rebate will allow customers to become empowered in their efforts to save money on their water bills,” said Halla Razak, Director of Public Utilities.
Applications will be accepted through Oct. 23, 2017. There are limited funds for the rebate, so applications received within the application submission period will be selected through a lottery process until the funding runs out.
Grass lawns are estimated to use up to 44 gallons of water per sq. ft. per year. Water-wise landscapes can use 70 percent less water, the city said.
To apply, click here.
Customers can also call 619-533-7485 for more information.
“… save money on their water bills”
Yeah, good luck with that. The less water you use, the more they raise the price.
So very true!
According to our City of Escondido water bill, we only use about 30 gallons of water per day (2 adults), so our “actual” water use comes to only about $6.00
The rest of our $121.00 monthly water bill is various fees and trash pickup!