The City of Ventura opened the application period for its popular Water Wi$e Incentive Program on September 14. A large number of applications are expected based on the success of last year’s program which provided rebates to approximately 330 Ventura homeowners and businesses who replaced grassy lawns with water-efficient landscaping. Visit www.removeyourturf.com or call (866) 983-9232 for more information about the City of Ventura’s Water Wi$e Incentive Program.
The Water Wise Incentive program offers rebates of $2 per square foot of turf removed for eligible residential projects. Homeowners may receive up to a $3,200 rebate per home. Commercial properties or homeowner associations may receive up to $6,400. All rebates will be accepted on a first come first served basis and will be subject to terms and conditions as well as available funding.
New components to this year’s program include an online application portal that automates every aspect of the participant’s experience, offering weather based irrigation controllers (WBICs) to qualified applicants, and free high efficiency sprinkler nozzles through a web administered voucher program accessed by visiting www.freesprinklernozzles.com.
“The appeal of water efficient landscapes isn’t just for times of water shortage. Our community is undergoing lifestyle transformations that result in a more sustainable way of life for a southern California city that depends solely on 100% local water resources,” says Shana Epstein, General Manager of Ventura Water.