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Turf Replacement Program Underway
Posted on Feb 15th, 2022

November 9, 2021
Turf Replacement Program Underway
Grant Awarded by Rancho California Water District to Reduce Lake Village Water Cost
(Temecula, California) The Lake Village Community Association Board of Directors has launched the first of several turf replacement projects scheduled throughout Lake Village. This program is diversifying plant species, lowering irrigation needs, reducing storm water runoff, and potentially reducing fire risk in fire-prone areas. Replacing turf, combined with homeowner education and proper irrigation, promises to make our common area properties more drought resistant. Funding for the project comes through a grant awarded to Lake Village by Rancho California Water District (RCWD), in partnership with the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and the Department of Water Resources (DWR). The agencies invited Homeowners’ Associations to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing on turf removal projects to help mitigate the effects of California’s historic drought. The Grant provided up to $2 per square foot of turf removed. The net cost to our Association in implementing the project was less than $2,000. 
The Association’s Landscape Committee worked closely with Ms. Jane Payne, Master Gardener, Temecula Valley Gardening Club to insure the turf was replaced with drought resistant plants, indigenous and complimentary to our wildlife habitat. Current replacement areas include three locations:
  • South of the spillway at the lower lake
  • Frontage area of clubhouse along tennis courts
  • Frontage area along Mira Loma at entrance to tot lot and swimming pool 
As rebates become available the Landscape Committee will replace a significant section of turf in and around Halliday Park. 
This turf replacement program provides incredible savings in our Association’s water costs as well as supports our Wildlife Habitat program efforts. Your Board is working on behalf of you to ensure we are all “LV’ing The Good Life.”  
For more information on this release contact, Stephanie Biggs, Association Manager, Keystone Pacific, (951)375-3444. 
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