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How a short-lived company turned thousands of LA lawns into gravel dead zones

A local water-saving rebate program didn’t quite go as planned When the Metropolitan Water District instituted a $2 per square foot lawn removal rebate program back in 2014, it was supposed to provide Southern California residents with financial incentive to save water by swapping green grass for more drought-tolerant landscaping. In many cases, that’s exactly what happened.
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