Phoenix curbs water use

Arid Phoenix leads the way on some water conservation measures, says a New York Times article published this week. Read about what the city is doing, and not doing, to encourage its residents to use less water.

One thing Phoenix is not doing, according to the article, is paying residents to rip up their thirsty lawns. Some other Arizona cities do, and Las Vegas may top the lawn-replacement scale with a promise to pay $1.50 a square foot  for grass replaced by landscaping appropriate for dry regions.