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Go green for green

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

From now until March 2015, the city will be giving people cash incentives to decrease their outdoor irrigation. Austin Water customers could earn up to $1,750 in rebates. Those hoping to cash in on their green (or, in this case, less-green) lifestyle can visit Water Wise Austin for information on how to apply to the program. Residents could receive $35 per 100 square feet of native plant beds and permeable hardscapes that are converted from existing turf grass (though it is a bit more complicated than that).

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