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SAN DIEGO — Chris Getz is considering taking out his beautiful green lawn in front of his Scripps Ranch home for the sake of water conservation.

CHRIS GETZ LAWN WATER CONSERVEIf he follows through, he won’t have to worry about a fine from his home owners association. Governor Jerry Brown just signed a law that makes it illegal for HOA’s to fine members who stop watering their landscaping during a drought.

Some residents have complained of being threatened with $1000 a day fines for not watering. The new bill signed by the governor will prevent that from happening.

“I think it’s a very good start, people will have to be given incentives to be brave and change how their lawns look to be water wise, I know there’s a convention of what lawns are supposed to look like, I think it’s time to change,” said Getz.

The new law signed by Gov. Brown goes into effect immediately.

1 Comment

  • Nate

    Why do Californians, who live in a desert, want a non native plant that needs continual watering so it needs frequent cutting? Add to that the pollution from countless two cycle blowers, etc. and it makes no sense.

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