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Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates
Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday voted to increase funding for its turf-removal program, as more and more residents and businesses swap water-guzzling lawns for more drought-tolerant landscaping. The MWD will boost its turf-replacement budget by $350 million for one year, but will also change certain terms and conditions of the extremely popular program. The district voted to cap the total reimbursement for residential customers at $6,000, paying $2 per square foot of lawn removed. Previously there was no square footage limit. Although commercial properties made up a small portion of total applications, they have accounted for a majority of the...

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