Helix Water District customers are now eligible to receive a $3 per square foot rebate when they remove grass and replace it with sustainable landscaping.

The additional funding is great news for homeowners and businesses looking to save water and improve their yard with sustainable landscaping. Sustainable landscaping includes water-saving plants and designs that improve irrigation efficiency, capture stormwater, improve soils and create habitat for native plants and animals.

The additional funding that increases the rebate amount from $2 to $3 per square foot is the result of a recent grant received by the region’s wholesale water supplier, the San Diego County Water Authority. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The $3 rebate is open to both residential and commercial customers who have existing lawns and meet program eligibility requirements. Customers must apply after July 1, 2020 and be preapproved before removing grass. Funding is subject to change without notice.

To begin your application and reserve your funding, visit www.socalwatersmart.com.

For design ideas and information about sustainable landscaping, visit hwd.com/sustainable-landscape.