Currently, the City does not offer any incentives for homeowners to remove their lawn. Over the years the City adopted and administered many rebate programs such as the low flow toilet/faucet/shower head rebate program (1990-2007), the high efficiency washing machine rebate program (2000-2011), the high efficiency sprinkler rebate program (2007-2010), and the weather based irrigation control rebate program (2007-2010). Each of these programs was available city-wide and highly utilized by the community. As participation dwindled, these programs were eliminated and we turned our focus to water audit and leak detection programs.
While we don’t have a turf removal program in place at this time, it doesn't mean we won’t in the future. We acknowledge that we are in a very severe drought and have taken many measures to conserve water. For instance, most of the City’s large parks as well as many large private development lawns are irrigated with recycled water.