On July 1, 2010, Austin Water Conservation launched a Landscape Conversion Incentive Program to encourage homeowners to conserve water by converting turf areas to native beds and/or permeable hardscapes. To qualify for a rebate, a minimum of 500 square feet of turf must be converted. The amount rebated will be based on whether or not the area is irrigated. Rebate amounts in irrigated areas are $20 per 100 square feet converted. Rebate amounts in areas that receive no irrigation are $30 per 100 square feet converted. Applications will be accepted twice a year — December through February for spring installations and June through August for fall installations. Detailed program requirements and processes can be seen on the application. Read more here.Vodpod videos no longer available.