Say Goodbye to Grass

More homeowners are going wild and letting the lawn go

Few things in Las Vegas are actually meant to be there. Not the ersatz Eiffel Tower at the Paris casino, not the white tigers from India that frolic nightly with Siegfried and Roy, and certainly not the lush residential lawns that grow emerald-green year round in the desert region. But while the landmark replicas and exotic felines draw tourists and dollars, the well-coiffed lawns drain the city's resources because of the amount of water it takes to maintain them. That's why the Southern Nevada Water Authority has started offering homeowners money--40[cents] per sq. ft., with a $1,000 maximum--to rip up all...

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