The Southern Nevada Water Authority says ornamental grass requires four times as much water as drought-tolerant landscaping. Facing a long-term and worsening drought, officials believe banning ornamental grass can reduce annual water consumption by roughly 15% and save about 14 gallons (53 liters) per person per day.
To hear the NPR Story: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/04/29/las-vegas-ornamental-grass-ban
And to read more from the Assosciated Press: https://apnews.com/article/las-vegas-wants-ban-ornamental-grass-63017cc13af74dc49308a635e2c98346
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