Aug 11, 2011

Council Member Pushes For Front Lawn Ban

From - RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- The push is on in Rio Rancho to ban front lawns, and while at least one City Council member said it’s long overdue to help cut down on water usage, the idea isn’t sitting well with everyone. “If you pay your water bills, they should let you have whatever you want at your house,” Rio Rancho homeowner Hortnc Maffeu said. But if Rio Rancho City Councilor Michael Williams gets his way, new homeowners can kiss their front lawns goodbye. “Unfortunately, when common sense goes out the window, you have to put laws like this in effect,” Williams said. Williams is making a major push to implement lawn restrictions that include no front lawns on new homes. Only native vegetation would be allowed. He said it will help the city conserve precious water in a time of drought. Read more

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