Suzuki Motor of America was recently featured on ABC7 Los Angeles because the OEM dug up 300,000 square feet of its lawn to conserve water at its Brea, Calif., headquarters.
Suzuki plans to use its former lawn space to house a landscaping project including drought tolerant plants, shade structures and a walking path for employees. The move comes in response to California’s drought, which is one of the most severe on record, according to the State of California’s website. With its new landscaping, Suzuki will cut its water use by 700,000 gallons per month.
Suzuki leaned on the Municipal Water District of Orange County’s turf removal rebate program for this project. The rebate program will cover $600,000 of the $900,000 project’s cost.
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