Low Water Landscape Program


Flagstaff is a high desert community with arid conditions. Maintaining a traditional lawn is water intensive and challenging in this environment. The purpose of the Low Water Landscape Program is to support homeowners and commercial property owners in converting their traditional lawns to intentionally designed landscapes that include low-water-use plant and tree species. You can have a beautiful yard that has native plants, and use significantly less water than a lawn. We are here to help with knowledge, resources and a $1.00 per square foot rebate for converting your lawn to a low water landscape!


We've partnered with the Arboretum of Flagstaff for some great materials and tools to help you get started with redesigning your yard! You'll find links to the Watering Guide, Landscaping with Native Plants, Common Weeds, Assessing your Property, and Neighborhood Plant Lists.

Follow these steps to participate in the Low Water Landscape Program and receive a $1.00/square foot rebate!                     

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Are you eligible for a rebate?

  1. Do you have a City of Flagstaff water account? 
  2. Are you the property owner, or partnering with the property owner for this project?
  3. Do you currently have a turf lawn that you maintain with irrigation? (Rebates are not issued for converting plant-less landscapes to a low water landscape yard)

Additional Considerations:

  • Large sites may submit up to three rebates if they need to remove the lawn in stages.
  • If your residential rebate totals $600 or more during a calendar year, it may be considered taxable income by the IRS.  (Contact a tax advisor for additional details.)
  • City of Flagstaff Water Conservation staff reserve the right to deny a rebate or a section of the modified area if the final inspection reveals that the low water landscape plan has not been properly implemented did not use low-water-use plants, and/or does not match the approved design plan.