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May 29, 2015
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Metropolitan Board Approves Nation’s Largest Turf Removal And Water Conservation Program



*Revised version as of 5/29/15



In response to overwhelming public interest, the board of directors has added $350 million to the popular program, bringing the total budget to $450 million. The expanded program includes the removal of about 175 million square feet of lawn. The overall conservation program translates into a water savings of more than 70 million gallons a day which over 10 years is enough to fill Diamond Valley Lake, Southern California's largest reservoir. Read the revised news release.
 
What The News Media Are Saying
Read the L.A. Times editorial: “Trading Grass For Cash: MWD Has A Winner On Its Hands.”
 



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