Residential Grass Removal Rebate Closed on November 15, 2023
This rebate received extraordinary participation this program year. Scottsdale Water is excited residents are converting grass to an Arizona-friendly landscape. This rebate will reopen next season. During the winter months, Bermuda grass is dormant, making it difficult to properly remove.
Applied before the deadline? All documents uploaded using the secure link in your most recent email correspondence will be reviewed within one business week.
How to prepare for qualifying for the next rebate season
Dormant Bermuda requires minimal water - only about ½” of water per month to keep the stolons (lower part of grass stem) from drying out. When weather warms again, Bermuda comes out of dormancy, marking an opportune time to remove it. Grass must be maintained even if a rebate is planned. Per ordinance, ALL removal rebates require a pre-inspection before the grass is removed.
Do not start the removal process before the program reopens. Scottsdale Water cannot guarantee rebate requirements, eligibility, or amount for the grass removal rebate until Summer 2024.
Sign up for early notification of the 2024 residential grass removal rebate launch here.
For a general reference of the upcoming rebate program requirements, you can view the previous application here. New program requirements are still being reviewed, but are anticipated to be similar to last year's application.
NOTICE: If you are unable to submit a rebate form online, you can download a PDF application and email your rebate application and supporting documentation to the Water Conservation Office.
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. By incentivizing efficiency, Scottsdale Water aims to conserve its water supply while also preserving the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Newest Offerings + WaterSmart
Continuing this year, Scottsdale is offering the Smart Home Water Monitor and the Water Management and Efficiency Technology rebates, designed so customers can be more efficient at monitoring and managing their water use in real or near-real time. This technology is especially helpful in identifying leaks, which waste both water and money and potentially cause costly infrastructure damage to homes, buildings, sidewalks and/or streets.
Did you know Scottsdale Water continues to install Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology? With AMI, customers can dive deeper into their water use by logging into the new WaterSmart portal, available through your Online Utility Account. When available, customers may also be able to set leak alerts and view hourly data. Sign up for WaterSmart and see if hourly use is available in your area.
Scottsdale Water continuously reviews the water savings performance of each rebate and has been offering residential toilet rebates since 1992. We have found most toilet replacements occur at homes with existing high-efficiency toilets rather than replacing older, less efficient models. Since our residential toilet/urinal rebates have not had statistically significant water savings for the past several years, these two rebates have been discontinued. We encourage you to consider applying for other available rebates for both commercial and residential properties.
- Applying online expedites processing! When applying online or by using a hardcopy, the applicant agrees to all requirements for the rebate(s) they select.
- Rebate funds are limited - the Water Conservation Office will process complete applications on a first-come, first-serve basis until application deadlines or until funds are depleted.
- Rebated products must be purchased on or after June 1, 2023 to qualify for a rebate. Products purchased before June 1, 2023 are not eligible for a rebate.
- 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.
- Use the most current application found on this website when applying for a rebate, previous applications are not valid.
Residential applicants are:
- Owners of their home, including townhomes and homes within HOA communities, even if the water bill is paid for by the HOA.
MHC applicants are:
- 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.
Rebate Amounts + Application Deadlines
|WaterSense - Smart Irrigation Controller
|Cost, up to $250
|Cost, up to $400
|WaterSense - Showerhead
|Cost, up to $25
|WaterSense - Toilet
|N/A- See Notice
|Cost, up to $75
|WaterSense - Flushometer-Valve Toilet
|Cost, up to $250
|WaterSense - Urinal
|Cost, up to $200
|Water Softener Removal
|up to $1,500
|up to $50,000
|Smart Home Water Monitor
|up to $100
|Water Management and Efficiency Technology
|up to $20,000