As the calendar ticks toward summer, Austin Water is launching a program that could save you nearly $200 on your water bill during the hottest months of the year.
The NOAA seasonal outlook is once again pointing to a hotter-than-normal summer in Texas.
- Compost: 1.5 cubic yards or 40 cubic feet — rebate $30
- Mulch: 3 cubic yards or 80 cubic feet — rebate $40
- Core aeration service for entire front and/or back lawn area (equipment rental is acceptable) — rebate $50
- Maximize your rebate by doing all three — $180 ($60 bonus)
“When the soil is compacted, the water just runs away,” John Dromgoole of The Natural Gardener said. “It doesn’t soak into the ground. So when you aerate it first and then you add some compost to it, the compost makes its way down into the soil.”
If you’d like to participate, here’s how: