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Amy Vickers

Lawn binge

By Amy Vickers
June 10, 2007

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BY VOLUME, America's biggest drinking problem isn't alcohol: It's lawn watering. Home lawn and landscape irrigation consumes an average of more than 8 billion gallons of water daily, equivalent to 14 billion six-packs of beer. One-third of all residential water use in the United States is devoted to irrigation, estimates the US Environmental Protection Agency. Many cities and some states ... (Full article: 653 words)

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