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S. Utah City Gets Rid of Lawn

S. Utah City Gets Rid of Lawn

Posted - May 27, 2003 at 7:50 a.m.



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(St. George--AP) -- One of the thirstiest residents in St. George has been ripped out and thrown away.

Officials at City Hall decided the green grass lawn covering a slope in front of the building was just too impractical in the desert community.

One official said watering that lawn used one-point-five million gallons of water per year.

So they ripped up the grass and plan to install a desert-themed landscape. That's expected to cost somewhere around 100-thousand dollars.

But city leaders say in a time of drought -- when they're warning residents to conserve water -- St. George couldn't afford to keep watering that grass.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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