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Project: SAWPA: High Visibility Turf Removal and Retrofit

Description: This task will provide incentive rebates to customers for turf removal and installation of drought tolerant landscaping and associated irrigation to augment existing turf removal programs available within the Santa Ana River Watershed and the Rancho California Water District, EMWD and WMWD service areas within the Upper Santa Margarita Watershed. This turf removal program will target “highly visible” publicly owned, institutional, and homeowner’s association (HOA) areas for turf replacement. Incentive rebates are anticipated to be $1 per square foot (SF) from the grant and $2 per SF from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) rebate program referred to as SoCal Water$mart or similar $2/SF rebate local program.

Reference Number: 3860-P84-1329

Implemented By: Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Objective: Project will help alleviate drought impacts and assist local public agencies to meet long-term water supply needs, protection of water quality, and augment/restore environmental conditions.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $17,094,434.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2020    Actual Completion: 1/28/2021

Associated Counties: Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution4/28/2015$10,670,000.00
Prop. 84, Integrated Regional Water Management7/30/2018$5,426,934.00
Prop. 84, Integrated Regional Water Management4/28/2015$997,500.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Conservation  


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