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Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf
US Rebate Programs

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Artificial Turf & Synthetic Grass REBATE Programs

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State by State Programs

USA - Federal ParticipationUS - State Artificial Turf REBATE Programs (check to see if your state will provide you a rebate under "mulch" specifications if not specifically under artificial grass)

Arizona - Flagstaff, Tempe, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale
California - several active & pending programs - see index of links
Colorado - several active & pending programs - see index of links
Florida - no programs available at this time

Oregon - under consideration/pending programs - see index of links
Washington - under consideration/pending programs - see index of links
Nevada
- several active & pending programs - see index of links
New Mexico - a water study and rebate programs

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FEDERAL Aide For Water Conservation
to Help Remove Lawns and Save Water –
Special Grants
Senator John Ensign, R-Nev. Announces $200 million rebate program to help public agencies remove turf and save water! ... more
http://ensign.senate.gov/counties/record.cfm?id=230213&

Federal Endowments to the Public from NEVADA Senator … Bureau of Reclamation Grants $500,000 for
Southern Calif Water Conservation Projects

http://www.uswaternews.com/archives/arcconserv/5buregran8.html

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BELOW: these are links to Water Districts With Active or Pending
Artificial Grass and Synthetic Turf Rebate Programs
Please be aware that these programs are administered by the groups, organizations and agencies listed. ASGi does not provide the needed forms to apply or specifications or qualifications of use.

State of Arizona

Arizona Department of Water Resources Governor declares drought and urges
conservation [offers statewide drought assistance].

Arizona is entering its second decade of a statewide drought due to
long-term precipitation deficits and increased demand for water. The declaration
calls upon citizens, businesses, schools, institutions of higher learning, local
governments and federal agencies to increase water conservation efforts. http://www.azwater.gov/dwr/drought/

Arizona cities are offering the following rebates to
homeowners who replace their lawns with artificial grass:

  • Peoria: up to $550 Tempe: up to $500 Mesa: $50 - $225 Scottsdale: up to $1,500 (residential) or up to $3,000 (commercial)
  • Glendale: up to $750

For details on other Arizona participating cities
visit the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association's Web site

CLIMAS - Urban Water Study
Water Conservation in Flagstaff, Arizona

Research and Products :
Urban Water Study
This study examines the emergence of water conservation measures in Flagstaff, Arizona, given the city's current biophysical and socio-economic profile. During recent years, similar to many other non-metropolitan areas in the West, Flagstaff is facing on-going drought conditions, an economy increasingly dependent on natural amenity values, and population growth.

http://www.ispe.arizona.edu/climas/research/ urbanwater/flagstaff.html

City of ScottsdaleLandscaping:
Turf Removal for Commercial and Residential Common Areas

Turf Removal Rebate Form - Commercial and Residential Common Areas
(pdf / 133 kb / 2 pgs)
PURPOSE
The intent of the rebate program is to reduce outdoor water use
through the installation of lowwater- use, drought-enduring landscaping.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The commercial/residential common areas landscape rebate is effective
beginning August 5, 2005, and replaces all previous landscape rebate
programs. Properties that have received rebate credit in a previous
landscape rebate program or have converted turf
landscaping prior to August 5, 2005, are not eligible.
The landscape rebate is a one-time credit per property that
will be applied to the water bill.


A rebate is offered for the removal of turf from the landscape and
installation of city-approved landscaping. The rebate amount is
calculated based upon the costs for conversion and is limited to
no more than $3,000. Rebate amount is figured at 25% of total
costs (excluding taxes).
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Page4066.aspx

City of Mesa

Water conservation programs offered by the City of Mesa.

City of Glendale
Non-residential Cost/Share Landscape Rebate Program

(Homeowner associations, multi-family units and businesses) Purpose: to promote a permanent reduction in the amount of grass used for landscaping purposes— to save water . Criteria: Homeowner associations, multi-family units or businesses may apply. All of following must be met to qualify:

  • The organization applying for the rebate must participate in the Water Budgeting Program . At least 1,000 square feet of turf must be removed. Applicant must provide proof of existing turf through an on-site inspection prior to construction. Removed grass area will be landscaped (bare, unplanted soil is unacceptable).
  • An application must be submitted along with three estimates of the work to be completed.

The non-residential cost/share rebates are awarded once or twice a year to eligible applicants. The number of rebates awarded each year will depend upon availability of funds. Rebates would be awarded in the order that the applications are received (from the date that the complete application is received) on a first come, first served basis. Qualified applicants are eligible for the following:

  • $1,500 for completion of the Water Budgeting process and $150 per
    1,000 square feet of grass converted (to non-grass landscape)
    A limit of $3,000 awarded per application
  • A property is permitted only one application per year

The rebate is not retroactive and does not apply to work completed before
July 1, 2005.
For additional information, call  (623) 930-3596.

http://www.glendaleaz.com/WaterConservation/ landscaperebates.cfm#Share

City of Phoenix

Water conservation programs offered by City of Phoenix , including an interactive watering guide.

City ohTempe

Water conservation information from the City of Tempe .

 

State of California

California Urban Water Conservation Council

http://www.cuwcc.org/uploads/tech_docs/ Synthetic_Turf_07-01-12.pdf
Prepared by: Koeller and Company
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Save Water, Save A Buck Commercial Water Program
Synthetic Turf Rebate for Commercial and Multi-Family properties

SoCal Rebate Programs!
save a buck water rebate

For additional information or to verify eligibility, contact 1-877-728-2282 or visit us
online at www.bewaterwise.com
Click Here to Go Right To The
artificial grass rebates from so calif

SAVE WATER, SAVE A BUCK Pages

located under the Focus on Business TAB.

Los Angeles county - Dept of Water Resources:

artificial turf rebate program for la county

The Waterworks District offers several free programs to help residents save water and money, and this is the best time to take advantage of those programs to make it easier to reduce water use this summer. All customers of the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts are now eligible for rebates on a variety of water-saving devices, among them, high-efficiency clothes washers ($150); high-efficiency and dual-flush toilets ($150); weather-based sprinkler controllers ($150); rotary sprinkler nozzles ($4 each); artificial grass & synthetic turf rebates  ($.30/square foot or $150 for 500 square feet) ; commercial waterless or low-water urinals for business customers, ($60 - $120 for upgrades, $150 for new installations); drip irrigation ($50). Visit http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wwd/web/rebates.cfm for more information. Free On-Site Water-Use Survey To obtain a free onsite survey for homes and businesses call (888) 828-8602 or send an email to watersurveys@niagaraconservation.com to have a water conservation specialist come to your home. For information see
http://www.ladpw.org/wwd/web/docs/water%20survey.pdf

For information about drip irrigation, and synthetic turf rebate programs, please contact
Ms. Barrett, conservation manager, Melinda Barrett - mbarrett@dpw.lacounty.gov , or
Viki Yip - vyip@dpw.lacounty.gov .


Orange County Water District:

Sythetic Turf Rebate Program
:
http://www.mwdoc.com/ST.htm

Soquel Creek Water District:
http://www.soquelcreekwater.com/ Conservation/SynTurf_rebate_app.pdf

Santa Clara Valley Water District
http://www.valleywater.org/media/pdf/ WUE_AR_2005-2006_web.pdf

A water study of effects of use of crumb rubber infill is
under way at SCVWD
Please Contact: Stanley M. Williams - Chief Executive Officer
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Main telephone number is (408) 265-2600.

Olivenhain Municiple Water District Mayda Portillo at
mportillo@sdcwa.org
or (858) 522-6762.

http://www.olivenhain.com/education_conservation.html

North Marin Water District: Pending
contact Ryan at (415) 897-4133
http://www.nmwd.com/c4g.html

Richmond , CA: Program is Under Consideration
http://www.richmond.com/sci-tech/output.aspx? Article_ID=4778916&Vertical_ID=2&tier=1&position=8

Tri-C Water District (Diamond Bar and Pomona Area) -

sorry no further details, please call local office

Irvine Water District

http://www.irwd.com/Conservation/SynTurfReport.pdf

SAN Diego County -

SoCAL - Cucamonga , CA -

Please be aware that these programs are administered by the groups,
organizations and agencies listed. ASGi does not provide the needed forms
to apply or specifications or qualifications of use.

State of Colorado

Castle Rock – considering programs – however there are mandatory reduction
requirements from state - http://www.crgov.com/News.asp?NewsID=923

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State of Florida

 

State of FloridaTo find your water district in Florida - you can look below or go to the Florida Water District map and determine which area and what agency assists you: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/watman/

No programs are available at this time - Florida Friendly Landscaping and the WaterUse Landscape programs encourage water conservation for Florida residents - you can find out more about these programs by going to: http://www.swfwmd.gov

WMD JURISDICTION OFFICE
Northwest Florida WMD Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson (western half), Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, & Washington 81 Water Management Drive
Havana, FL  32333
850/539-5999
Suwannee River WMD Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson & Levy 9225 CR 49
Live Oak, FL 32060
386/362-1001
St. Johns River WMD Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, Seminole, St. Johns, Volusia, and portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Lake, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola & Putnam P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, FL   32178-1429
386/329-4500
Southwest Florida WMD Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Sumter, and portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Marion & Polk 2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL  34604-6899
352/796-7211
South Florida WMD Broward, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola & Polk 3301 GunClub Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33406
561/686-8800

State of Nevada

Back in 2002, the State of Nevada started rebates to the public and private section if they removed natural grass surfaces (lawns, fields, etc) that required watering IF they replaced these areas with landscape elements that were attractive and effective and required NO water. By creating an incentive of $1 per SF to get rid of their residents water wasting lawns, common areas and sports fields, Nevada has enjoyed a rebounding success in water conservation; saving water, decreasing the use of a high percentage of harmful lawn care products, decreasing the use of mowers and other powertools helps to clean the air and overtime, other positive effects, we hope, as well.Southern Nevada Water Authority - http://www.snwa.comSNWA announced in May 2008 - they had reached 100 million square feet of converted landscape - saving in excess of 6 billion gallons of water, now available for other uses ... THE most successful conservation rebate program in the USA, SNWA's a great example of how, through planning and administration, self-funding rebate programs can help US citizens make great choices to reduce or eliminate waste of water and other natural resources.

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State of Oregon

Oregon Association of Conservation Districts -
Conservation Districts
Portland Water Bureau.Oregonwaters.orgFriends of Living Oregon Waters (FLOW)

FLOW's mission is to provide legal oversight, monitoring and public
education to help protect Oregon Waters from the impacts of pollution.

 

State of New Mexico

New Mexico State University Study of Water
Conservation and Task Force Study of Eco-Sound,
Economical Options

State of New Mexico rebate programs brochure
http://spectre.nmsu.edu/watertaskforce/admin/ admin/uploads/pdfs/Katherine%20Yuhas.pdf

Statewide conservation statement and plan for conservation for drinking water - program pdf
http://www.nmdrought.state.nm.us/ DrinkingWaterWorkGroup/M-I-conservation-2003-11-14.pdf

State of Washington

Saving Water Partnership - Sponsors Savingwater.org Savingwater.org

Saving Water Partnership, a group of water
utilities from throughout Seattle and King County .Seattle.gov

Seattle Public Utilities

The Seattle Rain Barrel

A service of Seattle Conservation Corps and Seattle Public Utilities.

Tacoma Water - Water Conservation Home

Conservation information from the City of Tacoma .

Washington State Department of Ecology

Information on drought in northwestern Washington State,
along with information on water supplies