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HOA pushes for green grass during drought
Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Texas HOA demands green grass in a drough
...this HOA, he said, that suggested it, after they found patches of dirt amongst the withered blades in his front yard...SAWS officials say they have yet to see any homeowner deed restrictions that demand homeowners keep their lawns green. And as a public water utility, SAWS has no jurisdiction over HOAs. But the utility is asking all associations to think of brown grass as the new green, at least for now in stage-2 restrictions.

Texas HOA demands green grass in a drought

June 27, 2011
 
by staff

Joe Conger / KENS 5 Reports

SAN ANTONIO –With 100-degree, hot, dry days, Armando Urdiales decided to plant a new lawn.

Well, not really. It was his HOA, he said, that suggested it, after they found patches of dirt amongst the withered blades in his front yard.

Urdiales said, “That was the kicker for me. Really? You’re going to tell me to grow grass in a drought.”

The social studies teacher says after receiving two, threatening letters in the last 60-days, he planted $150 worth of sod and started watering it.

“Isn’t there a better use of our resource–of our precious resource of water–other than maintaning grass?” he said.

The Crown Meadows HOA didn’t return our calls.

SAWS officials say they have yet to see any homeowner deed restrictions that demand homeowners keep their lawns green. And as a public water utility, SAWS has no jurisdiction over HOAs.

But the utility is asking all associations to think of brown grass as the new green, at least for now in stage-2 restrictions.

http://www.kens5.com/news/local/SA-homeowner-says-HOA-forced-him-to-plant-a-yard-in-drought-124618004.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 
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