CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler City Council voted unanimously to increase the residential grass removal rebate to $2/sq. ft. and approved two new water conservation rebates for large landscape (commercial, multi-family, HOA) customers. Chandler’s water conservation rebates are designed to reimburse approximately 25% to 35% of the total costs. These rebates will go into effect on Oct. 1.
Chandler has offered grass removal incentives and xeriscape landscape education for more than three decades, but this year, the city will significantly increase the grass removal rebate for both residential and commercial customers. The city applied for several water conservation grants from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona to support these programs. Active utility account holders can apply online to take advantage of these new water saving programs.
The Single-Family Grass Removal Rebate, for residential customers, is increasing from 20 cents per sq. ft. to $2 per sq. ft. of grass removed. The minimum to qualify is decreasing from 1,000 sq. ft. to 500 sq. ft. Chandler residents with a utility account can save up to $3,000 on a landscape conversion by removing grass and converting to low-water-use plants.
The new Large Landscape Grass Removal Rebate offers savings up to $75,000. This new program will assist commercial customers (including industrial, multi-family complexes and neighborhood HOAs) with large landscape grass removal projects when converting the landscape to a low-water-use landscape. This program will also benefit HOAs or multi-family customers with grass in common areas. The new program will reimburse up to 25% of the total landscape costs, plus an additional incentive of $3/sq. ft. removed for certain types of non-functional turf which yields a higher water savings. The minimum requirement to qualify for the Large Landscape Grass Removal Rebate is 5,000 sq. ft.
The Water Efficient Technology Rebate is a new program designed to improve water efficiency for commercial water customers (including industrial, multi-family and HOAs). This program incentivizes the installation of new water efficiency technologies that utilize high-resolution data (or “real time”) monitoring and system operation alerts/notifications designed to reduce water use (i.e., irrigation systems and cooling towers). The rebate is for 50% of the cost of the technology with a $10,000 maximum.
For more information about Chandler’s water conservation rebates and incentive programs, please visit Water Conservation Rebates or call 480-782-3580.
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