Alachua County has received springs protection grant funds to reduce outdoor water use in existing landscapes. You may be eligible for a 50% rebate up to $2,000 to SWAP out a portion of your irrigated turf and replace it with water-conserving Florida Friendly Landscaping™! The program ends 1/31/2019.

Click HERE​ to see before and after photos!

  • You must have an irrigation system - the goal of this program is to permanently remove some high volume irrigation so we can save water immediately and into the future.
  • Homeowners and business properties within Alachua County (including municipalities) may apply.
  • Work must be completed by a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional - a list of these SWAP Shops is available Here.


  • Read this website carefully.
  • Contact ACEPD staff at 352-264-6800 to ask questions and set up an optional site visit.
  • Work with a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional/SWAP Shop to design your new landscape.
  • Get permission from your HOA (if applicable).
  • Call 811 before digging up grass.
  • SWAP Shop removes high volume irrigation and installs Florida Friendly Landscaping.
  • Submit completed application form, completed W9 form, and itemized invoice from your SWAP Shop to ACEPD.


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