Encourage businesses and residents to plant drought-tolerant and native vegetation or xeriscape to reduce outdoor water use.
The City will evaluate financial incentives to encourage businesses and residences to shift from green lawns to more drought-tolerant and native vegetation or xeriscape.
In the first phase, the City will continue to offer free irrigation system assessment and develop additional incentives and educational resources to promote reducing outdoor irrigation. Options include but are not limited to the use of smart water technologies such as automated sprinkler systems, turf replacement, and water wise plant selections. The City will continue ongoing education and outreach programs such as the WaterWise Landscape Tour to promote and recognize landscape design that reduces water consumption for irrigation. In the second phase, the City will mandate the transition to native and drought tolerate plant palettes for properties with landscape areas above a certain size