If you’re a homeowner who wants to convert your lawn into a landscape that will use less water, you may be eligible for a rebate through the San Diego County Water Authority.
The agency is accepting applications for rebates using $1.1 million in grants from the Department of Water Resources.
Homeowners can apply to receive up to $1.75 per square foot toward projects that would change grass or other turf areas for more water-efficient landscaping. Eligible projects can be as large as 500 to 3,000 square feet but must currently have turf and irrigation systems.
To qualify, homeowners must be ratepayers within the service areas of the San Diego County Water Authority or the California American Water Co.
The incentive program is a partnership of the Water Authority, Association of Compost Producers, the California-American Water Co., the city of San Diego, the county of San Diego and the Surfrider Foundation.
For more information on qualifications and the application process, go to the San Diego County Water Authority.