Post Profile

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.
read more


Related Posts

Don't gravelscape L.A.

Business & Finance : Money & Co

People are starting to panic about their lawns. The Metropolitan Water District is adding $350 million to its lawn removal rebate program and homeowners are scrambling to rip out grass and replace it with something easy and oh-so dr...

Water Wars: Metropolitan Water District Has No Idea if Cash-For-Grass Rebates Will be Taxed by the IRS

Business & Finance / Real Estate : Curbed LA

When Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water reductions in April, the Metropolitan Water District grass removal program shifted into to overdrive. $340 million dollars was allotted for rebates, and thousands of Angelenos ripp...

Southland water district OKs $350 million more for lawn-replacement rebates

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday voted to increase funding for its turf-removal program, as more and more residents and businesses swap water-guzzling lawns for more drought-tolerant landscaping.

Water Wars: Rich, Water-Hungry Rancho Santa Fe Residents Got the Most Free Money to Rip Out Their Lawns

Business & Finance / Real Estate : Curbed LA

Image via Joseph Ramos/Wikimedia The Metropolitan Water District's "cash for grass" program, which offered rebates for homeowners who took out their drought-unfriendly lawns, ran entirely through its $340-million budget in only abou...

Overwhelmed water agency considers limits on lawn rebates

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now

Overwhelmed with requests for turf replacement rebates, the Metropolitan Water District says it is temporarily out of money for its cash-for-grass program. And as Southern Californians rush to remove thirsty lawns amid the lingering...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC