Cash For Grass Begins September 4th!

By Staff Reports

(Hesperia)- – It’s that time of year – yes, back to school. But more importantly, time to get rid of your water-thirsty lawn, get cash for it, and install water conserving landscaping. The Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC), in partnership with the Mojave Water Agency (MWA) and the Hesperia Water District, is re-launching the popular Cash for Grass Program September 4, 2012.

Hesperia Water District customers who would like to take an active role in reducing their water consumption can receive incentives by taking advantage of this program.

Property owners can receive a rebate cash incentive to remove living and maintained lawn and replace it with water-efficient landscaping through Phase 3 of the Cash for Grass Program. Beginning September 4, 2012, rebates will be offered to single family residential customers within the Mojave Water Agency service area at $0.50 per square foot, up to $3,000, to replace lawn with low water-use landscaping. This program offers financial incentives to customers by offsetting a portion of the cost of converting a water-thirsty lawn to native and desert adaptive landscapes. Program funding is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to qualify for a rebate on your landscape conversion project, an application must be submitted to the Hesperia Water District so that a pre-inspection can be completed prior to any removal of turf. Applications are available at Hesperia City Hall and will be accepted beginning September 4, 2012.  For more information about the Cash for Grass Program, visit www.highdesertsaveswater.org, or contact the Hesperia Water Conservation specialist at (760) 947-1412.

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