Requirements set by Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
- Park strips must be currently landscaped with living, well-maintained lawn. If lawn has been killed or removed prior to a pre-conversion site visit, you are not eligible for this program.
- Applicant must be in good standing with a participating water provider. Unpaid water bills will disqualify applicants from the Flip Your Strip program.
- Applicants must be participating voluntarily. Projects required by governmental codes or policy are not eligible for this program.
- Projects should remove all lawn from the park strip and replace it with water-efficient landscaping.
- Projects that replace lawn with artificial turf are not eligible.
- Rebate checks will be made payable to the property owner.
- Perennial plants must cover at least 50% of the converted park strip at maturity. Trees will not be considered in density calculations.
- Plants may not exceed 24 inches in height at maturity. Taller plants block views, impede safety, and can interfere with city maintenance.
- Completed projects must be covered with 3-4 inches of gravel, bark, or compost mulch. Groundcover plants can qualify as mulch if 100% plant density is achieved at maturity.
- If landscape fabric is used (not recommended), it must be permeable to water and air.
- Concrete areas do not qualify for a square foot rebate, but pavers, bricks, stone, and other permeable materials are permitted.
- Completed park strips must be irrigated with low-volume drip systems. Drip systems must include filter and pressure regulators visible for inspection:
- Drip emitters must be rated at 5 gallons per hour or less.
- Bubblers, micro-spray emitters and soaker hoses are not allowed.
- Drip emitters and spray heads must be on separate zones.