Park strips are one of the largest water wasters in residential and commercial landscapes because they are hot, narrow, and when planted in lawn can’t be watered effectively. Overhead spray sprinklers are inefficient in areas less than 8’ wide.
Park strips are also one of the easiest places to begin to change a landscape to be more Utah-friendly and more water-efficient because they require minimal landscape design and are usually on their own irrigation zone. A typical park strip area will require 7,00010,000 gallons of water per year when planted in lawn. The "Flip Your Strip" program, sponsored by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, is intended to remove turf from park strips and create attractive, low-water alternatives. As of 2022, Weber Basin will rebate $1.25 per square foot to homeowners that convert the lawn landscaping in their park strip to a more water- efficient area.
In 2022, the City took steps to give City of North Salt Lake residents the opportunity to participate in the "Flip Your Strip" rebate program offered and administered by Weber Basin Water Conservancy District.
See graphic for the steps required in the rebate process. More information: FLIP YOUR STRIP
Note: This program requires residents to adhere to City ordinances related to landscaping in park strips.
Flipping your strip - but NOT using the rebate process?
- Residents are still required to adhere to ordinances relating to amounts of vegetation needed in park strips.
ORDINANCE NO. 2022-03 was approved by the City Council on June 8, 2022. See ordinance for more details on the City's requirements related to flipping your strip. Thank you!