July 11, 2018
Santa Fe Irrigation District residents now have the opportunity to receive up to $2.75 per square foot of turf replaced through a new landscape transformation program. Commercial properties are eligible for up to $1.00 per square foot of turf replacement.
Understanding that water is a limited source, it is important to use water efficiently. By transforming your water thirsty turf yard to a sustainable landscape, you can save water and still keep a beautiful yard.
The new incentive program includes requirements for grass removal, irrigation modifications and water retention or filtration to support reuse or soil absorption of rainwater. A maximum of 1,500 square feet of turf removed per residential home, and 10,000 square feet of turf for commercial properties is eligible.
Program funding is limited, and participants must comply with requirements that include a simple landscape plan, plant coverage, mulch, rainwater capture and irrigation technology. Qualifying projects generally must remove between 250 to 1,500 square feet of turf in the front yard, though some exceptions apply.
Details about the Landscape Transformation Program are available at www.socalwatersmart.com