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High desert turf wars

Southwest water experts back legislation that targets lawns to save farms
Steve Harris, a Durango water engineer, thinks it’s time Colorado places limits on the size of new lawns.
Sodbuster bill

What it does: Limits lawns on new homes to 15 percent of the lot, if the builders buy agricultural water rights.
Where it applies: Colorado Springs and Aurora are two of the larger cities to which it would apply.
Who’s for it: Western

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High desert turf wars

Steve Harris, a Durango water engineer, thinks it’s time Colorado places limits on the size of new lawns.
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