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America’s Biggest Drinking Problem Isn’t Alcohol — It’s Lawn Watering

Posted by George J Janczyn on February 24, 2010

“Today, more than half of all urban water use in most western states goes to landscaping, and most of that goes to trying to maintain green turf. In places like Las Vegas, as much as 70 percent of all residential water use goes to outdoor landscaping.”

“Water Number: 3 to 5 acre-feet per acre. This is how much water in hot, dry western climates, that turf grass can suck out of our rivers, streams and groundwater aquifers to evaporate into the air…”

Click here to read the complete article from Peter Gleick

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