Water Wise Landscape Recognition Program

funded by Peterborough Utilities Group

Does your front yard (or the front yard of your neighbour or friend) resemble the following?

  • Lack of a lawn, opting for the use of native/drought tolerant plants instead
  • Use of captured rain water (For example, watering with rain captured in a rain barrel)
  • Use of ground cover / mulch
  • Use of efficient watering methods, if watering is required (For example, use of drip hoses)
  • A tree or two (or more)
  • Natural pest control measures (no use of pesticides)WaterwiseLogoFINAL
  • Other unique measures

If so, nominate the property for recognition!

Additional Eligibility:

  • Property must be within the City of Peterborough
  • Only front yards are eligible for recognition
  • Front yards must undergo an in-person assessment by GreenUP before recognition can be provided

Why Nominate a Property for Recognition?

Those who receive recognition will be awarded with a Water Wise lawn sign, acknowledgement on social media and on the GreenUP website, bragging rights, and will be invited to attend an exclusive Water Wise recognition event! Recognized Water Wise yards will become an example to follow for other residents who want to transition toward Water Wise landscaping.

What Happens After Submission of a Nomination?

  • Properties nominated for recognition will be pre-screened for eligibility by GreenUP staff
  • The property owner of eligible nominations will be contacted by GreenUP to confirm the nomination and schedule a Water Wise assessment
  • After the Water Wise assessment eligible property owners will be awarded recognition

How Are Nominated Properties Assessed?

  • A Water Wise assessment consists of GreenUP staff and volunteers visiting the nominated front yard – it is a great opportunity for the property owner to show off all their hard work to folks who are passionate about Water Wise gardens!
  • Recognized Water Wise yards will be awarded a light blue, medium blue, or dark blue designation (the darker the blue the more Water Wise the front yard!). Property owners are encouraged to re-apply for recognition if they have continued to take steps toward a more Water Wise landscape!

How do I Submit a Nomination?

Just fill in the nomination form below and press send. It is that easy!

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Your Contact Information

 

Nominated Property Information

 

Water Wise Actions

  • The property owner will be contacted by GreenUP to arrange for an assessment of the nominated property. Assessments of the property must be completed before recognition can be provided. Please understand that only those properties that met the requirements of the program will be contacted or receive recognition.
 

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