Did you know that watering and irrigating your property is a major contributing factor to attracting pests like scorpions and roaches?
Did you know that significant water usage and savings can be made by exchanging your turf grass for native plant beds and permeable landscaping; all while getting financial rebates and assisting in keeping your property pest free?
It’s true! Residential properties in Austin, TX and surrounding areas may receive $25 for every 100 square feet that is converted from healthy turf grass to native Texas plants; up to a rebate of $1,250. Additionally, the less water on your property equates to less pests.
Here’s what you need to know:
Austin WaterWise Landscaping Rebate
If you are a residential customer of a qualifying Austin water provider, you can get a rebate if you switch out your healthy grass for native Texas plants and landscape that use less water. For every 100 square feet of healthy grass you replace, you get a $25 rebate. The maximum rebate a property can receive is $1,250.
Customers of Austin Water or other qualifying water providers need to fill out an application. Applications are accepted for two separate time periods: Spring installations (December 1 – March 31) and fall installations (June 1 – September 30). You can submit one application per installation period.
Qualifying Austin Water Providers Eligible For Rebates
- Aqua Texas- Morningside
- Aqua Texas- Night Hawk WSC
- Aqua Texas- Rivercrest Water Systems
- City of Rollingwood
- City of Sunset Valley
- City of Westlake Hills
- Creedmoor-Maha WSC
- High Valley WSC
- Lost Creek MUD
- Manville WSC
- Marsha WSC
- North Austin MUD #1
- Northtown MUD
- Shady Hollow MUD
- Travis County WCID #10
- Village of San Leanna
- Wells Branch MUD
- Windermere Utility
Eligibility For Austin WaterWise Landscaping Rebate
- You must be a customer of an above listed water provider, or an Austin Water residential customer.
- You must complete and submit the application for the appropriate installation period, and provide appropriate supporting documentation (see below).
- At least 75% of the turf grass being replaced must be alive and healthy.
- A minimum of 500 square feet of healthy grass must be replaced.
More Information On WaterWise Program Requirements
There are many program requirements that must be followed in order to earn the allotted rebate(s). Application materials must be sent to Austin Water Conversion, conversion area requirements must be met, and irrigation systems must be turned off and capped, or set to low use.
For more information on Austin’s WaterWise Landscaping Rebate, visit: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/waterwise-landscape-rebate
Author Bio: Anthony Ball is a pest management professional at Bulwark Exterminating in Austin, TX. As a pest professional, I recommend taking advantage of the Austin landscaping rebate, as less water on your property equates to less pests.