Stemming from the massive water conservation ordinance around the county, The Poway CIty Council has agreed to use more than $3 million in redevelopment money to replace grass playing fields with artificial turf.
Poway Mayor Don Higginson called the decision a "no-brainer" and speaker Chuck Cross called it a "win-win", reported our media partner, the North County Times. The new turf will reduce water use and increase the hours the fields can be used. But not everyone approved of this decision. Some said that the artificial turf contains toxins that could be harmful to kids health.
Either way, the aritficeal turf is expected to last 15 years and save thousands of dollars in maintenance costs each year. Maintenance, water and sod currently cost $44,150 each year while the synthetis fields will cost $9,500 per year, according to the North County Times.