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Sign of the Times: OC Cities Look to Unban Fake Grass

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What once was considered maybe tacky is now considered smart and green, especially these days with a better more real looking product. Fountain Valley in Orange County is looking into lifting a ban on artificial turf in an effort to let residents save tens of thousands of gallons of water a year among other things. "Fountain Valley's decision follows discussion by Garden Grove officials about lifting a ban on artificial turf on residential properties," reported the OC Register. "The council last month postponed a vote on the matter, asking staff to get more information about the fake grass." There will be certain rules one color, fading and that plastic or nylon carpeting turf would still be prohibited.