City acquires grants to promote water conservation.
The City of Costa Mesa’s Public Services Department recently acquired two grants to replace grass with drought-tolerant materials along medians of Harbor Boulevard and in Brentwood Park.
The city received $88,763 from the Municipal Water District of Orange County as part of an incentive program to reduce irrigation runoff, increase water efficiency and provide cost savings to property owners.
The city will use the grants to remove grass from the medians along Harbor Boulevard as part of the Harbor Boulevard Beautification Project and replace turf with mulch and native ground cover as part of the Brentwood Park Development Project.
“We are continuing to take significant steps toward water conservation and efficient use of this precious resource. Many measures have already been implemented, but much more remains to be done,” said Public Services Director Ernesto Munoz.
The Municipal Water District of Orange County’s Turf Removal Program gives homeowners and commercial property owners $1 per square foot of irrigated turf removed under the condition that the turf is replaced with mulch, decomposed granite, rock or drought-tolerant ground cover.