Saving Water at Non-Residential Properties

This conservation site is dedicated to helping homeowners associations, businesses and multifamily properties reduce water consumption. Generally, the biggest expense of a HOA is water and landscaping. So jump in and get some ideas for saving money and water!


** Grant-funded HOA, Commercial, Multifamily Grass-to-Xeriscape Landscape Rebate **

Mesa City Council, at its Sept. 11 meeting, approved a resolution to accept a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to offer landscape conversion rebates to 10 non-residential water customers. This will be the third year for this type of grant program which will allow commercial customers, non-profit organizations and homeowners associations to qualify for a rebate as part of the City's Grass-to-Xeriscape program ($5,000 for 10,000 square feet of grass removed).

Last year, eight non-residential customers removed a total of 94,952 square feet of grass resulting in an average reduction of 17 percent in landscape water use. The rebate recipients included three homeowners associations, three apartment complexes, one church and one business center.

There is currently a waiting list of 23 non-residential customers for the federal grant. Please contact Becky Zusy at or 480-644-3058 to be added to the waiting list or for more information. 


Rebates & Water Saving Programs

Landscape Contract Resources

Landscape Watering Calculator Helps you estimate how much water you should be using on your landscape each month.

WATER CONSERVATION is Everyone's Business The City of Mesa will support local restaurants and businesses (including HOA's) with a free pre-rinse spray valve (for dishwashing operations) and a WaterBroom device (for floor surface and pool deck water-friendly cleanup). Call (480-644-3306) or email us to claim yours while supplies last!

Commercial Grass-to-Xeriscape Rebate Contact Becky Zusy at or 480-644-3058 for more information. 

Residential Grass-to-Xeriscape Rebate



Sample Landscape Contract

Horticultural Professionals

Common Issues at HOAs

Hiring a Contractor

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Landscaper]

Landscape Maintenance Considerations for HOAs

City and Other Links

More Helpful Ideas

Living Green & Sustainability Programs

Landscape Watering Reminder - Sign up for a monthly watering schedule and reminder.

Neighborhood Services - City of Mesa services and assistance.

Leadership Centre - Find leadership, educational and mediation resources.

Smartscape Graduates - Graduates of the Smartscape Certified Landscaper program have received 20 hours of specialized training for landscaping appropriately in the desert. Smartscape classes cover topics specific to designing, renovating and maintaining desert adapted plants, drip irrigation design and installation, water management and irrigation controllers, and solutions to plant problems.

Irrigation Association Certified Professionals
Certified irrigation professionals are committed to managing water efficiently.  They understand the latest irrigation technology and techniques.  Click the link to find a certified professional for your irrigation project.



Top 10 Reasons Not to Overseed

Top 10 Reasons to Convert to Xeriscape

Keeping Your Splash in the Pool

Controlling Weeds



Are you wasting money and water on your common areas?  Let the City help you know how much water they need. 

Stop guessing!  Contact us to get the process started.


Water Conservation
55 N. Center Street
Mesa, 85201

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