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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 SFPUC's Large Landscape Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) existing irrigated sites over 10,000 square feet could receive free technical assistance to evaluate the efficiency of your irrigation system and landscape. The LTAP program is a good first step for sites that plan to make water-saving improvements and need help determining the potential scope of those improvements.

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Specifically, our LTAP program provides qualifying sites an in-depth irrigation system and landscape evaluations by licensed landscape architects and irrigation experts that identify water saving opportunities that could improve irrigation efficiency, reduce water use, and save money. By participating in LTAP, your site will receive a site evaluation, as well as a customized site report including:

  • Summary of existing irrigation system operating conditions and assessment of landscape plantings
  • Recommend landscape planting modifications 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 and maintenance guide

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

Large Landscape Grant Program

For existing, irrigated landscapes over 10,000 square feet located in the SFPUC's retail service area that have identified specific water-saving improvements, the SFPUC offers a grant program that provides funding to help implement those projects. The application cycle for the Large Landscape Grant Program (LLGP) is now open and valid during Fiscal Year 2020-21. For complete program rules and how to apply for the current cycle of funding, please visit the LLGP website. 

If you have questions about the LLGP process, contact us at

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Last updated: 12/10/2020 6:42:46 PM