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Water-wise Landscaping

    Water-wise landscaping is a great option for our climate because it uses less water and is drought tolerant. When compared to grass, low-water landscapes can thrive on about half of the water and weathers longer periods without water. In addition to decreased water consumption and resilience, these landscapes often require less maintenance.

    Well-planned landscapes may include usable turf areas. Backyard areas where families gather and pets and children play are great uses of traditional grass. Whenever you are adding or replanting grass in an area of 250 square feet or more, a permit is required. 

    Aurora Water offers up to $3,000 when you remove at least 500 square feet of healthy bluegrass lawn and replace it with a low-water landscape. We'll walk you through the process. 
    Do you have a beautiful low-water landscape worth bragging about or know someone who does? The winner of our annual Water-wise Landscape Award could win up to a $100 credit on their water bill. 
    If you've been to a garden center, you may have seen the Plant Select label. These low-water, high-performing plants are ideal for Aurora. They're colorful, hardy and drought-tolerant.
    Whether you are laying down new sod, replacing old turf, installing a new sprinkler system or revamping a new one, a permit is required.  
    You have ideas, but how do you put them on paper? Aurora Water offers free water-wise landscape designs to its customers. Our professional designer makes dreams a reality.
    Visit our six-acre garden for ideas about water-wise landscaping that can be applied to your own yard. The garden is located at the northwest corner of Alameda Ave. and Chambers Road. 
    Attend one of our many classes on water-wise landscaping, sprinkler system tune-up or growing vegetables — all designed to help you save water and money. Choose from in-person, online videos and more.
    Aurora Water offers income-qualified customers a FREE water-wise landscape replacement through our Greatscapes program.
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