“The program is being altered to an incentive conservation based approach, rather than through an assessment of the quality of the lawn,” officials said in a news release. “Residents who are interested in participating will fill out an application, in the coming weeks, and be put on a waiting list until new funding becomes available.”
This year, $236,000 was allocated for all rebate programs offered by the District, and $231,167 has been committed in Cash for Grass funds alone, leaving little room to continue offering any rebates to the community, according to the Palmdale Water District.
“We are grateful for the willingness of our residents whom participated in our programs,” stated Gloria Dizmang, Director of the Palmdale Water Board. “We understand the great sacrifices our community continues to make by removing their lawns which many take great pride in maintaining, to help conserve our community’s resources.”
The board of directors on Wednesday approved a $14,000 transfer of funds back into the exhausted rebate budget to continue assisting the community with the purchase of indoor water saving appliances.
“It is our highest priority to provide effective solutions to assist those individuals who are doing their part to conserve our community’s resources,” stated Dennis LaMoreaux, General Manager of the Palmdale Water District. “Only as a community we are able to achieve what is necessary during these difficult times.”
For more information regarding the Palmdale Water District’s rebate options, visit www.palmdalewater.org.