10/15/2009

California cities must submit plans by the first of the year that detail how they will reduce water consumption and landscape irrigation to comply with a new state law. The rule is designed to encourage "developers to stop just covering areas with grass, which is a water guzzler, and to give more consideration and effort to planting plants that require less water and are well adapted to our soil conditions and climate," according to Roberta Childers, an environmental resource analyst.

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