Providing incentive to replace your lawn with sustainable landscaping.
If you live within the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District or Upper Eagle River Water Authority boundaries, rebates for outdoor water efficiency may be available for turf grass replacement, irrigation audits, smart irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, and other costs associated with upgrading your irrigation system efficiency.
Not sure if you reside within this boundary? Check out the map below.
If you live in Eagle County & outside of the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District boundaries, you may apply for a rebate through the Eagle County Conservation District. A landscape and irrigation evaluation is required before turf removal to qualify for any rebates.
Rebates will be available in Sring of 2024.
Applications coming soon.
No, we require that anyone who wants to qualify for the rebate must have a landscape and irrigation evalutation done prior to ripping out one's lawn or planting any new landscapes.
Most native grasses qualify for a rebate. If it is not native, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Common turf alternatives that we do not support are Clover, Fescue and Buffalo Grass.
Yes! Revegetation is important to support a healthy ecosystem. We do ask, if you are able, to provide past water bills before you stopped watering your turf grass.
No, we will not provide any rebate for astroturf and highly recommend that all homeowners steer clear of this due to the environmental impact it has. Read here for more information: Why are artificial lawns bad for the environment?
Lawn/turf replacement projects shall follow the Eagle County Wildfire Collaboration guidance on defensible space. Click here to learn more: Mitigation & Wildfire Protection