Artificial Grass Rebates are coming to Utah!
State Allocates $5 Million to Support Waterwise Landscaping
The Utah legislature has granted the Division of Water Resources five million dollars to use in a statewide grass removal rebate program. This exciting new program encourages people to switch to waterwise landscaping. Now Utah homeowners will be able to offset the cost of installing artificial turf!
The full statewide program will launch through utahwatersavers.com in spring 2023.
The Division of Water Resources is working with Central Utah, Jordan Valley, Washington County and Weber Basin Water Conservancy Districts to develop program standards for what will be considered “waterwise landscaping.” Communities will work with their districts to adopt standards that qualify for the statewide program.
This program also comes with water conscious rules for new developments. At the very least, this new program will require that park strips in new developments will not have natural grass landscaping. The program will also stipulate that grass lawn areas will exceed no more than half of the total landscaped area for front and side yards.
Eligible participants can receive up to $3 per square foot of lawn replaced with waterwise landscaping. Rebate amount varies by location. Once your application has been approved, you have up to one year to complete your landscaping project.
Droughts are creating problems for the people of Utah, the effects of which can already be seen.
Today the Great Salt Lake takes up roughly 950 square miles, less than a third of its former size in 1987! Ecologists warn of a possible environmental and economic disaster should the Great Salt Lake dry up. The lake bed contains a relatively large amount of arsenic, mercury, and lead which could create poisonous dust clouds should the lake dry up completely.
“The prognosis isn’t good unless there’s massive action. But we have to start within one year, we have to take action now,” says Salt Lake City mayor Erin Mendenhall.
By switching to artificial turf and other forms of drought friendly water, Utah residents can virtually eliminate the need for residential landscape irrigation. “Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for nearly one-third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons per day,” says the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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Is Artificial turf cheaper than concrete?
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