California agency set to vote on water limits for new lawns

May 29, 2015 12:06 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California regulators are expected to vote on water limits for new lawns as the historic drought persists in California.

The Building Standards Commission is scheduled Friday to consider rules governing landscapes on new construction.

The proposal comes in response to Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order to save water because of continuing dry conditions.

The standards would apply to new and renovated homes, office buildings, schools and hospitals.

The proposals don't spell out how lawns should be watered or what types of grass and shrubs should be planted. Instead, the plan lays out how much water should be used depending on the size of lots.

The State Water Resources Control Board has already prohibited watering lawns that don't meet rules developed by the commission.

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