Create the Outdoor Oasis of Your Dreams

New patios, permeable decks and other hardscape projects are eligible for the new Outdoor Living Rebate — available now!

Have you been wanting to create an outdoor living space for family gatherings, or a backyard retreat to relax al fresco? With the new Outdoor Living Rebate, SAWS can help you create the outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of!

This program helps customers replace a section of lawn with a new deck, or permeable patio created with flagstone, steppingstones, or pavers. Previously constructed or current under-construction decks and patios are not eligible. The rebate ranges from $300 to $1,000, depending how grass is removed (minimum 200 square feet required). After work is complete and approved, you’ll get a cash rebate!

With a realistic plan and budget in hand, interested customers can submit an application, which also serves as a request for a pre-inspection. The pre-inspection and approval are required before any work begins. Once your plan is approved, you can start shopping for project materials wherever you can find the best deals for your budget.

If you have an irrigation system where the new outdoor living space will be, you will have to remove it. A free SAWS irrigation consultation will also be scheduled to see if you might qualify for the irrigation design rebate, too.

Combine all four programs — Outdoor Living Rebate, Irrigation Design Rebate, WaterSaver Landscape Coupon and Rewards Coupons — and you can stretch your budget to make significant landscape transformations to save water and money!

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Juan Soulas
Juan Soulas is a conservation planner for San Antonio Water System. Since joining SAWS in 2007 his duties have focused on residential water use. He works with his Conservation colleagues to help customers find ways to reduce outdoor usage without compromising the health and aesthetic quality of their landscapes. Juan also coordinates engaging outreach efforts with SAWS’ conservation partners -- Bexar County Master Gardeners, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – to increase community access to vital conservation information.
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