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Large Landscape Assistance Programs

Large landscapes can use an extensive amount of water for irrigation. The SFPUC is committed to improving and maintaining outdoor spaces in the City in a resource-efficient manner. Through the following programs your site could receive free technical assistance to evaluate the efficiency of your system and financial incentives for implementing water-saving improvements.

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NEW UPDATE! Large Landscape Grant Program
The SFPUC is excited to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Large Landscape Grant Program (LLGP). The SFPUC has $1.5M in available match funding for retail water service customers who can demonstrate implementation of water-saving improvement projects that reduce the use of potable water for landscape irrigation. Projects must have a half-acre or more of irrigated area and meet the additional eligibility criteria listed in the following LLGP Guidelines and Application.

The deadline for submitting a grant application is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30th. For questions about the LLGP process or a specific question about a potential project, please contact us at

Landscape Technical Assistance Program 
Through our Landscape Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), the SFPUC can help retail water users with a half-acre or more of landscape area identify water saving opportunities that can improve irrigation efficiency, reduce water use, and save money. By participating in LTAP, your site will receive a site evaluation conducted by our expert landscape architect and irrigation designer, as well as a customized site report including: 

  • Summary of existing irrigation system conditions and assessment of landscape plantings
  • Suggestions for replacing high water use plants with alternative low water use species
  • Prioritized recommendations that improve irrigation efficiency and plant health
  • Estimate of potential annual water and cost savings 
  • Cost estimate for implementing recommendations
  • Site-specific water budget

To receive an LTAP evaluation for your site, please complete the following application and email to


Last updated: 9/20/2016 9:12:32 AM