Gilbert and Salt River Project (SRP) are now offering local businesses and HOAs up to $6,000 in rebates to remove grass that will be replaced with low-water-use desert landscaping.
The Gilbert Town Council recently approved the agreement.
SRP has agreed to a dollar-for-dollar match to help fund Gilbert’s non-residential grass removal rebate program. SRP will fund the program up to $15,000 per year for up to five years, a total of $75,000.
Thanks to SRP, Gilbert’s non-residential water customers are eligible to earn $2 per square foot of grass removed on qualifying projects up to 3,000 square-feet.
This rebate program is part of a town-wide effort to reduce the community’s outdoor water use in response to the current water shortage on the Colorado River.
On average, grass requires about five times as much water as desert-friendly landscapes.
All rebates are for new projects only.
To see if you qualify, visit gilbertaz.gov/WaterRebates.