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Staggering number of Fresno lawns still being watered like golf courses

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Staggering number of Fresno lawns still being watered like golf courses

After Gov. Jerry Brown let the hammer down with his water use restrictions a few weeks ago, you’d like to believe that Californians – especially in communities hardest hit by the drought.

But you’d still be wrong, KVPR’s Jeffrey Hess reports:

On days when lawn watering is banned in the city of Fresno, an average of 15,000 homes are watering anyway.

 

Translation: 5% of Fresno County households are excessively watering their yards during the drought.

Another big stat from KVPR:

On just those three days, as much as 22 million gallons of water are used watering lawns around the city.

Painted lawns may still be the route to go for those wanting to dodge a sea of brown in your front yard.

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