Major Cities in the West Are Paying Residents to Take Out Turf to Save Water—With Two Notable ExceptionsThere are over 40 million grassy acres in the continental U.S. , and they take a lot of water to thrive. But in the West, where rainfall is less plentiful, many water providers have been offering rebates to residents willing to tear out turf and replace it with drought tolerant plants. The programs are working and thousands of gallons of water are being saved. So why are two major cities punting on the idea? H2O Radio investigates.