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NewGrass, Rebates Can Mean Big Savings

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Fort Worth, Texas – Replacing traditional sod grass with an artificial lawn like NewGrass® will not only cut your water bill dramatically, it could actually put money in your pocket.

More and more water agencies and cities are not only encouraging synthetic grass as a way to conserve water. Many of them, especially in the West and Southwest, are offering rebates for artificial lawn installation.

Water districts and artificial grass industry groups estimate that between 60% and 70% of a homeowner’s average water bill is used on landscaping – and most, if not all of that amount, is used to keep the lawn green.

The average U.S. household consumes 101 gallons of water per day per person, according to published information. For a family of four, that’s nearly 12,290 gallons a month on average. During peak lawn-watering months, that means the average family of four is using between 7,374 and 8,603 gallons a month to water their lawn and shrubs.

A NewGrass® yard virtually eliminates the need to water your lawn. You may want to water your synthetic lawn occasionally to clean off debris or accumulated dust. But for the life of the lawn, that’s about it. (NewGrass® carries a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.)

You can estimate your own outdoor water use by taking a look at your monthly water bills and multiplying the total amount (either the number of gallons consumed or the dollar amount you pay) by 0.6. Your local water district may be able to give you a better idea of how much water is used in your area on outdoor landscaping.

There are also several web sites to help you calculate your household’s water use, both inside and outside. Three of those are:

  1. Water Budgets.com
  2. The California Urban Water Conservation Council
  3. The Desert Water Agency

In addition to trimming your water bill, you may be eligible for cash rebate for replacing your sod grass with faux grass or installing synthetic lawn from the get-go. The list of cities and water districts that offer rebates is constantly changing. The best thing to do is call you local water utility company and ask about their rebate program.

To get an idea of what’s out there, you can visit the Association of Artificial & Synthetic Grass Installers Web site to get more information about many cities and districts that currently offer rebates including:

  1. Arizona – Flagstaff, Tempe, Glendale, Phoenix and Scottsdale
  2. California has several active and pending programs
  3. Colorado has several active and pending programs
  4. Oregon has programs under consideration
  5. Washington has programs under consideration
  6. Nevada has several active and proposed programs
  7. New Mexico has rebate programs

NewGrass® is proud to be an ally in the EPA’s GreensScape Program and the only artificial lawn that is Certified 100% Eco-Friendly, from the way it is manufactured to the company’s pledge to properly recycle any NewGrass® lawn at the end of its usable life, at no cost to the customer.

NewGrass® has been featured on Bob Vila, The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, Fine Living TV’s American Shopper, Makeover and a Movie and a special Think Green episode of Designing Spaces on We tv and TLC – The Learning Channel.


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