By Robert Haugh
Santa Clara City Hall got rid of its lawn and now has a water-efficient garden at the corner of Lincoln Street and Warburton Avenue.
Despite all the recent rain, water conservation is still a priority.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) and Water & Sewer Utilities Department (WSUD) collaborated to create the new landscape. It’s about 5,100 square foot of native California plants.
The project was funded through the Landscape Conversion Rebate, a joint program between Valley Water and the City that provides financial incentives for lawn conversions.
The first lawn conversion was completed by WSUD in 2022. Now, a total of nearly 9,300 square feet of grass has now been transformed into drought-tolerant plantings to save water.
Santa Clarans can check out water conservation rebates that are available to residents and businesses at SantaClaraCA.gov/SaveOurWater.