Incentive Available for Sustainable Landscape Projects
The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program partnership is offering a new grant-funded financial incentive for qualified participants who upgrade residential turf lawns to landscapes that provide multiple environmental benefits.
Incentive recipients are required to comply with a set of rigorous design criteria that includes water-efficient plants and irrigation equipment, rainwater capture and detention features, and soil amendments to improve water efficiency. Qualified applicants can receive up to $1.75 per square foot toward eligible project costs for upgrading 500 to 3,000 square feet of existing turf areas.
Funding for incentives is limited, and will be reserved for completed and approved applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in participating must be ratepayers within the service areas of the San Diego County Water Authority or the California American Water Co., and must not remove their turf grass before receiving an official “Notice to Proceed” from the program. For additional information about eligibility requirements and how to apply go to SustainableLandscapesSD.org/incentives.
These incentives are a pilot project of the Sustainable Landscapes Program, which helps homeowners transform their landscapes into beautiful, climate-appropriate mini-watersheds that not only save water, but achieve additional benefits such as reducing stormwater runoff and lessening green waste. Incentive program participants must follow a detailed set of environmentally friendly landscaping practices to ensure their projects achieve this heightened level of sustainability and qualify for the rebate.
For more information on the Sustainable Landscapes Program, visit SustainableLandscapesSD.org.
|Key Requirements for Participants Seeking Sustainable Landscapes Program (SLP) Incentives|
For a list of SLP incentive program requirements, go to SustainableLandscapesSD.org/incentives