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Parched California Communities Offer 'Cash For Grass'05:01

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The rain California is getting lately may seem significant, but the state’s historic drought is far from over. One way water companies are nudging homeowners to use less water is by asking them to get rid of their lawns.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Daniel Potter of KQED reports that in some places, they’re even paying people to do it.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District pays homeowners $2 per square foot to tear out their lawn and plant something less thirsty.


  • Daniel Potter, reporter for KQED. He tweets @hellodanpo.

This segment aired on December 3, 2014.


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