My Mountain Gate, Palm Springs neighbor recently signed up for the Desert Water Agency’s Turf Buy Back program that was launched August 1, 2014. I spotted this sign in her yard and thought I would share it with others who might not be aware of the city’s water conservation program.
The program requires property owners to fill out an application and successfully complete a pre-conversion site inspection with DWA. Residents are eligible for a $2 per square foot rebate of up to $3,000 for the removal of their lawns.
In addition, once you have converted your yard to desert landscaping (xeriscaping), you will likely see a dramatic decrease in your monthly water bill. We removed our grass many years ago and even though we have a private pool and spa, our monthly water bills average $25 a month. It’s not unusual for our friends, with grass lawns, to pay five to 10 times that much per month for water!
For more information, visit www.dwa.org/conservation