To help increase the Tree Canopy in our urban area, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offer “Treebates” to offset part of the cost of planting a new low or medium water usage tree. The “Treebate ‘can also be used to help cover the costs of tree maintenance. As our communities grow, we see the increase in streets, roof tops, and parking lots, etc. All these hard, paved surfaces cause “the heat island effect” warming our cities by as much as 10 degrees. Trees are a great natural tool to help mitigate the heat island effect, and keep our cities clean, beautiful, and healthy! Choose from our list of 20 beautiful trees to increase your tree canopy! Visit www.505Outside for details.
The Water Authority’s WaterSmart classes have gone virtual. Qualifying participants in our online sessions will earn a $20 rebate on their water bill–and learn about the three steps to landscape success in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Only one rebate per account. Class dates are listed below, so register today! Reserve your spot online at: https://www.abcwua.org/conservation-rebates-workshops/
- August 24, 2022
- September 7, 2022
- October 5, 2022
- November 30, 2022
Just in time for spring, the Water Authority is announcing that its xeriscape rebates are now $2.00 per square foot of turf removed for both residential and commercial customers. Desert-friendly landscapes save water, require less maintenance, and are more appropriate for our arid climate, so the time to get off the lawn is now! Plans must be pre-approved, and certain conditions apply. Rebate requirements can be found at: https://www.abcwua.org/conservation-rebates-residential-commercial-xeriscape-rebates/