According to Fox31:
Aurora’s mayor is proposing major changes that could drastically alter how the city looks in the future.
The proposal aims to eliminate non-functional turf on new development and redevelopment projects after Jan. 1, 2023. It would apply to residential, commercial and city properties.
“It’s the new reality for Colorado, is that we are really a state, a region that is stressed when it comes to water,” Mayor Mike Coffman said.
According to Aurora Water, half of the city’s water is used for outdoor purposes annually.
“I really got interested in this when there was a golf course going through the process and found out that it can use up to a million gallons a day during the summer,” Coffman said.
Under Coffman’s proposal, no new golf courses would be permitted within the City of Aurora. It would also prohibit ornamental grasses that only exist for looks, including at homes.
“On residential homes, we’re saying you have to xeriscape your entire front yard and your side yard,” Coffman said.
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