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Green lawns don't belong in the drought-stricken Golden State
Green lawns don't belong in the drought-stricken Golden State

To the editor: If we're serious about greatly reducing water use, it's obvious that the only way to accomplish this is to reduce the size of — or eliminate entirely — green lawns. ("Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use," June 27) The success we've had in reducing water use over the years has been due to building code changes that mandated the use of low-flow toilets, faucets and shower fixtures. Now, state and municipal codes must be changed to require eliminating green lawns or reducing their size to a small percentage of a residential lot. Voluntary programs are unlikely to work. Ideally, the lawns would be replaced by plant species native to the respective...

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