Not all the lawns. Not the ones found on mountains. Just the ones at your home. The ones you enjoy the most. Or, if you insist on having a lawn, don’t you dare water it. That’s just criminal. As reported by the New York Times:
Grass front yards are banned at new developments in Las Vegas, where even the grass medians on the Strip have been replaced with synthetic turf.
In Austin, Tex., lawns are allowed; watering them, however, is not — at least not before sunset. Police units cruise through middle-class neighborhoods hunting for sprinklers running in daylight and issuing $475 fines to their owners.
The article also explains that the city of Los Angeles “has paid $1.4 million to homeowners willing to rip out their front lawns and plant less thirsty landscaping”. Seems like a good use of financial resources. (#sarcasm, just to be clear).
And while we at DumbAgent.com are not, generally, happy about droughts, let us make clear that is not the issue here. Only 3% of US water use is for “outdoor household consumption”; not to mention the extremely high reutilization rates.
In fact if you want to do more to save water, go ahead and keep your front lawn, just stop buying from small local farmers to save 40% of water consumption, or take closer look at the EPA’s plans for water infrastructure, as well as the politicians trading water movement to build new condos, hotels and whole cities.