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The Texas Legislature has passed SB 198, a landmark bill called for by Clean Water Action. The bill would remove the ability of homeowner associations in Texas to ban drought-resistant landscaping, or xeriscaping. Many or most of Texas' HOAs – estimated to number around 25,000 -- have rules in place that ban xeriscaping in portions of a homeowner's yard that are visible from the street.
Many, if not most, HOAs require front and side yards within their neighborhoods to be covered with turf grass that needs frequent watering. Read more about HOA landscaping policies and water conservation here.