Archive for July, 2009

NewGrass Offers Rebates After State Program Dries Up

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

nullWith California’s largest water rebate program $24 million in the hole and the program on hold, NewGrass is offering rebates from July 15 until the end of the summer to continue supporting the battle for water conservation in the Golden State and nationwide.

NewGrass is offering customers from coast to coast a rebate of 30 cents for every square foot of natural sod grass they replace with NewGrass, in support of water conservation not only in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, but nationally.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that together provide drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, and Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernadino and Ventura counties.

MWD resources for a rebate program that included funds for replacing natural grass with artificial turf dried up in May, and the board turned off the spending tap until an audit is complete, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise and other media.

NewGrass, the eco-friendly synthetic grass choice, has several authorized and licensed representatives in the areas served by the MWD, including NewGrass Landscape & Design, San Diego Backyard Adventures and SmartScapes.

“We’re glad we can support customers of the MWD who are considering replacing their sod lawn with synthetic grass, many of whom may have been counting on rebates from their water district or city,” said NewGrass President Greg Goehner. “And we’re excited to extend the same offer to NewGrass customers everywhere.”

For full details of the offer, Goehner urged interested homeowners to contact an authorized NewGrass representative, or they can contact NewGrass sales directly, by email ( or phone (866.583.5602, ext. 709).

Among the agencies served by the MWD, only four are still offering artificial turf rebates, and all of them are in the San Diego County Water Authority:

– Helix Water District
– Vallecitos Water District
– Santa Fe Irrigation District
– Vista Irrigation District

Customers of these districts should contact the SoCal Water$mart program for details about rebates. But they also are eligible for the NewGrass 30-cents rebate, Goehner said.

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