Hays offers rebate program to switch to water-efficient turf

Hays residents can receive a rebate for up to $3,000, depending on the type of grass in their...
Hays residents can receive a rebate for up to $3,000, depending on the type of grass in their lawn.(KWCH)
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 8:09 PM CDT
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HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) - Hays residents can receive a rebate for up to $3,000, depending on the type of grass in their lawn and the size of their property.

To help with water conservation, the City of Hays will give rebates to residents who convert “cool-season turfgrass,” to “a more water-efficient, drought tolerant turfgrass or landscaping.”

On its website, the city said it is offering a $1 per-square-foot rebate “for the conversion of maintained, irrigated, cool-season turfgrass to a more water-efficient, drought tolerant turfgrass or landscaping.”

Rebates cap at $3,000 per property, the city said.

“All properties with maintained, irrigated cool-season turfgrass, within the City of Hays, may qualify for this rebate program on a first come, first serve basis. Rebates are available primarily for lawns watered with city water, but a small percentage of rebates are available for private well users as well,” the city explained.

Rebate eligible conversions include:

  • Replacing maintained, irrigated cool-season turfgrass (i.e. Tall Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass) with a warm-season turfgrass variety (i.e. Buffalograss, Bermudagrass)
  • Replacing sections of maintained, irrigated cool-season turfgrass with mulched planting beds, etc.

You can learn more about the turf conversion rebates and requirements here: https://www.haysusa.com/575/Turf-Conversion-Rebate.

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