If you’ve waited to see about a water-efficient lawn or toilet, your procrastination is about to be rewarded. The state Department of Water Resources on Wednesday announced new rebate programs designed to replace inefficient toilets and water-guzzling lawns.
The “turf and toilet” rebate program offers a $100 rebate to replace one old toilet per household and up to $2 a square foot for lawn replacement. Go to www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com for information and to apply.
The goal is to replace more than 10 million square feet of turf and more than 60,000 water-wasting toilets.
With $24 million in funding from the Proposition 1 water bond approved by voters in 2014, the turf program offers up to $2,000 per household through state or local turf replacement programs. Consumers are eligible to replace turf that is living or dead at the time of the rebate application. Bare earth areas with no sign of turf are not eligible.