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Sweetwater Authority Announces “Cash for Grass” Pilot Program
Posted Date: 1/4/2012
Cash for GrassSweetwater Authority (Authority) is launching a turf removal pilot program that will pay pre-qualified participants $1 per-square-foot to convert existing turf to water-efficient landscape. Successful participants can enjoy the beauty of a landscape conversion, while saving water and money. 

For more information and links to the application form, go to the conservation section of the Authority’s website,, or call the Authority’s conservation coordinator at 619-409-6881 for terms and conditions of the program. The goal of the pilot program is to assist participants from all areas of the Authority’s service area (Bonita, Chula Vista, and National City) and to maximize water savings per parcel, by replacing areas up to 1,500 square feet. Funding is limited, and the pilot program requires qualified participants to complete the conversion process before June 30, 2012.

Funding for this program is based on grants from the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Water Resources, and the Authority. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is the program administrator.

Sweetwater Authority provides public water service to 184,000 residents of Chula Vista, National City and Bonita, California.