City of Andrews, TX

WaterWise Landscape Program

Waterwise Landscape Incentive Program
PURPOSE:  The Water Wise Landscape Incentive Program is designed to promote water conservation through “best practices” in landscaping by encouraging:
  • the installation of micro-irrigation (also called drip or low-volume irrigation) systems to existing lawns and/or shrubs and flowerbeds including systems which detect rainfall and employ water delay features; and/or
  • the installation (or conversion) of grass areas to xeriscape landscaping consisting of native/adapted plants and non-living, pervious xeriscape surfaces, including synthetic turf.
Property owners can experience major water savings while achieving an attractive landscape.  Other benefits include healthier lawns, shrubs and plants, less maintenance and significantly less water consumption.

REBATE $$:  The City of Andrews will rebate existing residential and commercial water customers 50% of costs expended on Water Wise landscape materials. A minimum of 500 square feet is required or 50% of the applicable yard area (i.e., front or back) if the total area is less than 1,000 square feet.  

The maximum amount of reimbursement is $3,000 per water customer.  The monies are available on a cost-reimbursement basis; no funds will be paid “up front” or advanced prior to completion of the landscape installation/construction.  Projects must be completed within 90 days of approval.

FUNDING IS LIMITED.  Funds are appropriated by the City Council on an annual basis.  Funds for the Water Wise Landscape Incentive Program are available, until exhausted, on a first-come, first-served basis.

As an incentive to residential home builders and developers, the City of Andrews will reimburse the water tap fee for builders/developers installing micro-irrigation systems.

Improvements which are located on properties with outstanding property taxes or City-related liens are not eligible for incentive funding.

Click here for an application.