SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County residents can receive money to replace their grass with sustainable landscaping through a new program.
The San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District of California will offer $2.75 per square foot. The idea is to create climate-appropriate yards that save water, reduce stormwater runoff, and lessen green waste.
The Landscape Transformation Program includes requirements for grass removal, irrigation modification, and water retention or filtration to support reuse of rainwater.
Program funding is limited. Most projects must remove between 250 and 1,500 square feet of turf from their yard, water officials say.