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Homeowners can receive up to $5K in rebates from city of Scottsdale to remove their grass

Removing grass or a pool from a home can earn $ from the city and aid in water conservation for the community. (File Photos/

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Scottsdale Water is committed to a permanent reduction in water usage while also keeping in mind the Scottsdale General Plan 2035 and principles of sustainability.

Rebates are evaluated each year for efficacy and performance and are tailored to the highest water uses in the Scottsdale Water service area, according to the city’s website. By incentivizing efficiency, Scottsdale Water aims to conserve its water supply while also preserving the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Owners of their home, including townhomes and homes within HOA communities — even if the water bill is paid for by the HOA — can apply to remove their grass and receive up to $5,000. The deadline is March 31, 2023.

Click here for residential application.

Removing a pool or spa can also earn homeowners up to $1,500. Water softener removal may qualify for $250.

But the program doesn’t end with residential homeowners.

Multifamily, HOA Common Area & Commercial properties are also offered rebates, including:

  • Business owners or property managers at a commercial property.
  • Community managers or HOA board members representing a common area in an HOA, apartment, or condominium complex.

Removing grass at these areas could qualify for up to $30,000. And installing water management and efficiency technology could be worth $20,000.

Click here for MHC applications.

The deadline for these applications is also March 31, 2023.

Multifamily, HOA & Commercial (MHC) rebates may require a consultation and/or pre‐inspection prior to beginning a project to verify fund availability, eligibility, project scope and/or product selection, according to the website. Contact Conservation prior to starting your project.

Other water-saving products may also qualify for rebates, including WaterSense irrigations controllers, showerheads, toilets, etc. Rebated products must be purchased on or after July 1, 2022 to qualify for a rebate. Products purchased before July 1, 2022, are not eligible for a rebate, according to officials.

Any grass, in-ground pool and/or spa or water softener in the process of being removed or already removed is not eligible for a rebate.

Rebate funds are limited — the Water Conservation Office will process complete applications on a first-come, first-served basis until application deadlines, or until funds are depleted, according to officials.

For questions, email the Scottsdale Water Conservation Office or call 480-312-5650.

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