Letter: No Rebate


Editor, The Friday Flyer,

 I wanted to reduce water usage and eliminate lawn maintenance by installing artificial turf. This is what I found: EVMWD does not offer rebates for residential turf reduction. They refer you to Western Water. Western Water has the following requirements:

  1. You must convert at least 1,000 square feet to qualify.

2. Artificial turf does not qualify. Only conversion to drought resistant plants will qualify.

  1. You cannot install plastic under planting areas. This is in violation of POA Rule PC8.3 which requires six (6) mil Visqueen or equal.

Needless to say, I proceeded without applying for a rebate, but I thought the public should be aware.

John Basse