The everlasting drought we have been experiencing these past few years has gotten people’s attention and as a result homeowners have taken action to make a difference.
Santa Clara Water has extended its landscape rebate program until June 30, 2015!
The rebate program is designed as an incentive to convert water-guzzling lawns and pools into gardens that feature plants that are more appropriate for the local Mediterranean climate, chosen from a widespread, approved list.
Does this make you think about improving your landscape and saving water? If so, here is what you will need to do next.
Simply make an appointment for a preinspection survey. Homeowner’s must have the preinspection prior to the start of the project- very important! A water district representative will visit your garden to determine whether you qualify. They will take measurements of the lawn or pool, check irrigation and let you know if you are eligible.
Here are the requirements to qualify for the rebate:
- At least 50 percent of the area must be covered by the approved plants (calculated at their mature size).
- Irrigation must be converted to drip.
- All nonplanted area must be covered by mulch (includes gravel, not only wood-chip types).
If you meet these requirements, the rebate rates are $2 per square foot for most cities in Santa Clara County and a staggering $4 per square foot in Palo Alto for qualifying lawns. Even lawns that homeowners have let go dry may qualify!
For complete details click on this link: http://valleywater.org/Programs/LandscapeRebateProgram.aspx