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Rebates Available for Turf Replacement

Rebates Available for Turf Replacement

Northglenn residents use on average 104 gallons of water per person, per day. But most of that doesn’t go to washing or cooking. It goes to watering your yard.

Water is precious in the arid climate of the Front Range. The most effective and aesthetic step to conserve it is to replace grass with low-to-no water use landscaping.  

To encourage residents, the city is offering $1 rebates per square foot of grass that you replace, up to $1,000. 

“Not only will you get a rebate on your water bill, but your new, water-efficient yard will save you money for years to come,” said Water Resources Administrator Sophie Porcelli.

Before you start pulling up your grass, please go to to read all the conditions and processes to receive the rebate.

Some of the more important rules include:

  • New: Project applications must be submitted between April 1 and Aug. 15 of the year they will be completed. 
  • New: Final site inspections must be requested by Oct. 1 of the rebate application year. 
  • This rebate cannot be used for artificial turf.
  • The newly-landscaped area must have plants, and those plants must be water-efficient.
  • The rebates cannot be applied retroactively.

In addition to turf reduction, the city provides other water conservation rebates for toilets, washing machines, rain barrels and sprinkler accessories. Northglenn residents can also have Resource Central come out and evaluate the efficiency of their automatic sprinkler system for free. 

To learn more about these programs, go to or contact Porcelli at 303.450.4045 or