Got questions about getting rid of your lawn? Join City water conservation staff for virtual ‘office hours’

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities on Nov. 8 will host virtual “office hours” on rebates for converting grass to drought-tolerant landscapes.

“These office hours tend to be a mostly casual and informational session for city of Sacramento residents to get answers to their questions,” said William Granger, the City’s water conservation coordinator.

Residents and businesses who qualify can receive up to $3,000 in rebates for converting their grass into drought-tolerant landscape.

People must register for virtual office hours, which will be held on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. and include a short presentation.

Attendees will be able to have their questions answered and can learn how to fill out rebate applications.

The presentation will also feature other water conservation rebates, including smart controllers and irrigation upgrades.

The City of Sacramento is currently under a “water alert” and is asking customers to reduce their water use by 20 percent.