Summer may be over, but drought conditions that persist around the country are still evident. Suburban growth in arid regions continue to keep water conservation in the spotlight. As such, artificial grass rebates were popular for a while. And there are still rebates to be had.
So it’s not surprising that cities and water conservation districts continue to pay homeowners and businesses to “go synthetic.” Yet in some areas, demand was simply too much. As such, water agencies ran out of money to continue the programs.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority cites turf replacement as a key element of their water conservation plan. As such, drought restrictions are expected to be permanent. These include prohibiting front lawns and limiting the size of back lawns for new homes.
Earlier this year, for the first time in its history, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Southland, implemented two consecutive years of mandatory water supply reductions. Continuing environmental restrictions in the district’s Northern California supply are were cited for perpetuating shortage conditions and driving costs higher.
Artificial Grass Rebates: Changes and New Additions
Despite the water use restrictions in Southern California, SoCal WaterSmart program on June 1 discontinued offering rebates for synthetic turf installation after two years.
The Soquel Water District, offers rebates to residential and commercial customers. The rebate is $1 per square foot. It covers up to $1,000 for a single-family home. Up to $3,000 is available for commercial and multi-family housing landscapes.
In Albuquerque, NM, the city water commission offers as much as $500 to residents. To qualify, they must convert to artificial grass.
Arizona is entering its second decade of a statewide drought. State water officials have asked residents and businesses to increase their water conservation efforts.
Tempe, Arizona pays homeowners to remove grass and plant cactus. They pay homeowners up to $500. In addition, they offer upwards of $20,000 for businesses that reduce water consumption by at least 15 percent.
Several Arizona cities offer other rebates to homeowners who replace their lawns with artificial grass:
• Peoria: up to $550
• Mesa: $50 – $225
• Scottsdale: up to $1,500 for residential customers, $3,000 for commercial properties
• Glendale: up to $750
Rebate Details and Help From NewGrass
For details on other Arizona participating cities visit the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association’s Web site. Artificial grass rebates are still available. And if you need help with artificial grass, give NewGrass a call.
We can help you choose the best product for your install. Artificial grass does so much for commercial spaces. Also, we work with a variety of commercial developers.These include HOAs, construction companies and top national event planners. So reach out. Whatever your situation, NewGrass can cover it.