(TJV) State legislators voted last week to outlaw lawns that are irrigated by potable water. The state Senate passed AB 1572 by a 28-10 vote and it is now headed to the king of destruction’s desk to sign into law.
“Wasteful outdoor irrigation is a major challenge to our ability to adapt to climate change,” said Adán Ortega Jr., chair of the Metropolitan Water District.
“The legislation includes exceptions for grass in sports fields, parks, cemeteries, areas used for activities, and other “community spaces.” Also exempt are areas where grass is irrigated with recycled water.” The Los Angeles Times wrote.
In other words, they exempted government facilities, but not the people’s.
The Times added:
Outdoor watering accounts for roughly half of total water use in Southern California’s cities and suburbs, and a large portion of that water is sprayed from sprinklers to keep grass green.
Under a bill passed by state legislators this week, California will soon outlaw using drinking water for some of those vast expanses of grass — the purely decorative patches of green that are mowed but never walked on or used for recreation.