Xeriscape - New Home Rebate Program

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Xeriscape Rebate Program for New Homes – $150

Xeriscape can create a permanent reduction in the amount of outdoor water waste, by planting environmentally sensitive landscapes. Peoria water customers that select a Xeriscape Landscaping option for their new home are eligible to apply.

sold signXeriscape refers to seven principles, which if used properly, ensure that landscapes are water efficient, yet creative and colorful:

  • Proper landscape planning and design
  • Low water use plants
  • Appropriate turf areas
  • Efficient irrigation
  • Soil improvements
  • Use of mulches
  • Appropriate maintenance

Required Features:

  • XeriCover

    Home must be purchased on or after July 1, 2016. Proof of purchase is required.
  • Fifty percent or more of the total landscaping area (front and back) must be Xeriscape landscaping.
  • The determination as to which groundcovers, shrubs, and trees are to be considered low water use is based on the comprehensive Low Water Use Plant List (PDF) compiled by the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
  • No fountains may exist unless they are of a cascading and non-spray design.
  • The installation of an inorganic groundcover must not conflict with other City of Peoria landscaping requirements as prescribed by existing policies, procedures, and other ordinances.

Rebate Procedures:

  1. Check your water bill to verity that you are a City of Peoria water customer.
  2. Home must be purchased on or after July 1, 2016.
  3. Complete a Xeriscape rebate application form (PDF) and scan or mail it to us. A copy of the yard design and plant list from the builder must be submitted with the application.
  4. Install your Xeriscape or have it installed.
  5. Upon completion, contact us to schedule an inspection.

Rebate Instructions:

After the landscape has been installed, complete the application and submit it to the Environmental Resources Division by emailing conservation@peoriaaz.gov or by mail.

City of Peoria
Public Works – Utilities Division
ATTN: Rebates
9875 North 85th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345

We will post a credit to your utility account, after your application has been reviewed and approved. It may take up to 2 billing cycles.

For more information contact:

Customer Service
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
(623) 773-7160

Environmental Division
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
(623) 773-7561 or (623) 773-7286

conservation@peoriaaz.gov