Turf SWAP

If you did not receive an invitation to participate in this phase of
 Turf SWAP
 and would like to find out if you are eligible, click here​.​

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WELCOME to TURF SWAP:

Alachua County has received grant funds to reduce outdoor water use in existing landscapes. You may be eligible for a 50% rebate up to $2,000 to make irrigation system efficiency improvements
and to SWAP out a portion of your irrigated
turf with water-conserving 
Florida Friendly Landscaping TM​ 
The program ends 2/1/2022 or until funds are depleted.​
 

  • You must not have received a Turf SWAP rebate in the past.
  • You must receive an invitation to participate.
  • Rebates can be used for residential properties, HOA common spaces, and business properties within Alachua County (including municipalities). 
  • Work must be completed by a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional - a list of these SWAP Shops is available Here.

 
 

 
 
  • Read this website carefully.
  • You must receive an invitation to participate in this program.
  • If you have not received an invitation and would like to inquire about your eligibility, click here (link to eligibility/waitlist).
  • If you received an invitation, please contact ACEPD staff at 352-264-6827 to schedule an irrigation tune up visit. The tune-up visit is free and encouraged regardless of whether or not you opt to participate Turf SWAP. 
  • ACEPD staff will conduct an irrigation tune up to identify retrofit work that will result in improved efficiency and water savings on the property. A map with details of retrofit work and Florida Friendly LandscapingTM suggestions will be provided.
  • Contact a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional SWAP Shop  and provide your map for an estimate to make required changes and for landscape design.
  • Get permission from your HOA (if applicable).
  • SWAP Shop of your choice will complete required irrigation efficiency improvements and install Florida Friendly LandscapingTM, if applicable. (Limit of a single rebate, up to $2,000, per property.)
  • Submit completed application form, completed W9 formand itemized invoice from your SWAP Shop to ACEPD via email: hgreer@AlachuaCounty.us or mail:  408 W. University Ave, Suite 106, Gainesville, FL 32601.
  • ACEPD will conduct a site visit to verify work has been completed and discuss landscape care.
  • Checks will be issued in 4-6 weeks.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
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