Originally Posted by treemanji
Asleep what is the HOA penalty for not watering the lawn?
In my case, the HOA can take on any maintenance or upkeep issues that a homeowner neglects, and then bill the homeowner. I don't know if that is standard statewide... How that would work practically for watering is an open question, but it's much easier and cheaper to run my sprinklers than pick a fight with someone in the HOA and then engage a lawyer. It would probably be a harassing level of mail and phone calls until I complied first, and then getting more drastic if I got stubborn about it.
We've been here under a year, and have already xeriscaped one patch of turf. Probably a little under 200 square feet, and it had 8 sprinkler heads installed! WTF? Cholla & yucca and rock aren't cheap, so ROI in water savings isn't very good, but they're more interesting to look at and it's doing the right thing.