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Landscape Design Assistance Program

The Landscape Design Assistance Rebate is for Department of Utilities customers, who are participants of the River Friendly program and replacing existing front yard turf (grass) with a water wise landscape. Participants agree to pay the City Approved Designer $150 for a 2-hour consultation at the time of services and will be reimbursed by City when the project is successfully completed.

In this program, City Approved Landscape Designers will help participants explore ideas and make recommendations on layout, plants and other features that may work for the front yard conversion. The 2-hour consultation will not be enough time for the designers to develop a detailed plan, but will provide enough time to discuss site issues, customer needs and develop general layout ideas and plant choices. Rebate will be paid after project completion.

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Design Program Application Terms & Conditions

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the program Term and Conditions.

I understand that I must be a single family or duplex home owner to participate in this program

I understand that I must be a participant in the River Friendly Turf Conversion Rebate Program to be eligible for the Landscape Design Assistance Rebate.

I understand that I must submit this application and a receipt from the City approved Landscape Designer.

I understand that I must pay the $150 fee when I receive the two-hour profession landscape design assistance

I understand I must complete my front yard turf conversion project before I receive the Design Assistance Rebate.

Steps to Proceed

Please follow the steps below to participate in the Landscape Design Assistance Program.

  1. Review the list of Landscape Designers and choose one that meets your needs. Please Note: One Landscape Design rebate per customer per site.
  2. Schedule your two-hour landscape design consultation. Please complete the Landscape Design Questionnaire.
  3. Pay the Landscape Designer the $150 fee and get a receipt for the fee.
  4. Submit the receipt to the Water Conservation staff.

Rebate Agreement - Release of Liability

The City of Sacramento Dept. of Utilities (DOU) may deny any application that does not meet all of the River Friendly Landscape (RFL) Program requirements, which can be obtained by reading the Program Terms and Conditions. DOU reserves the right to alter or end the Program at any time. DOU does not warrant or guarantee lower water bills as a result of participating in the Program. The City of Sacramento DOU is not responsible for any damage that may occur to participants' property as a result of this Program. The undersigned unconditionally releases and agrees to hold harmless City of Sacramento DOU, its directors, officers, and employees from and against all loss, damage, expense and liability resulting from or otherwise relating to the services provided by the landscape designer.

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