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A total of $250,000 was included in this year's budget for water conservation programs. These dollars come from the City’s Impost Fee Fund.  It is important to note that this funding is not from the General Fund.  The impost funds cannot be used for other general fund purposes.  The impost fees can only be used for water projects and programs that are permitted by the City’s master contract with the Bureau of Reclamation.                                

Turf Rebate Program

Reduce your landscape water use by replacing your water thirsty grass with landscape materials that are appropriate for our desert climate.  If you currently have a landscape consisting of grass, converting it into an attractive low-water using landscape is one of the best ways to conserve water and energy, save money on your water bill, and create a landscape that is much easier to maintain.

Rebate amount estimates calculated on each application based upon the invoices submitted for projects:

  1. Residential zoned properties may receive a 75% rebate up to $5,000 for turf to artificial grass conversion and a 75% rebate up to $2,500 for turf to low water use plant conversion. 
  2. Commercial, Multi-family and Industrial zoned properties may receive a 75% rebate up to $10,000 for turf to artificial grass conversion and a 75% rebate up to $5,000 for turf to low water use plant conversion. 

Other Rebate Program

In addition to the Turf Rebate Program, the City is now offering rebates for the items listed below:

  1. Smart Irrigation Controller: $175
  2. High Efficiency Toilet: $50
  3. High Efficiency Washing Machine: $150

Why a W-9 Form?

Your rebate may be considered taxable income regardless of the amount of the rebate. Current law requires the city to issue form 1099 to applicants who receive rebate payments of $600 or more. For more information on whether your rebate check will be considered taxable income, please contact a qualified tax professional (a number of governmental entities are urging congress to adopt amendments to the tax code which would no longer treat rebates as income).

 

Before starting any rebate project an application needs to be submitted to the City for approval. To qualify, purchases must be made after July 1st and may be allowed up to June 30th depending on availability of funding.   Please select the required forms below in order to begin your rebate application:

  1. TURF REBATE FORM
  2. OTHER REBATE FORM
  3. W-9 FORM

 

Questions please contact:

Sheila Betts

(928) 763-0122

sheilabetts@bullheadcity.com

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