1. Saves Water – A Resource in Short Supply
- According to the EPA, over one-third of residential water is used for lawn
irrigation nationwide, totaling over 4 billion gallons of water a day.
- The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of
natural grass replaced saves an additional 55 gallons of water per year. The
average lawn is 1,800 square feet, so the average home with synthetic turf saves
99,000 gallons of water each year.
- The average U.S. Household can save up to 70% on their water bill, or $500.
- Earns LEED points for Water Efficient Landscaping
2. Eliminates the use of lawn mowers
- According to the EPA, a 3.5 horsepower gas-powered lawn mower releases the
same amount of air polluting emissions in one hour as a new car driven 340
- Over 17 million gallons of gas and oil are spilled each year from refueling
lawn equipment; that is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
3. Eliminates the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers
- The EPA has identified runoff of toxic pesticides and fertilizers as a
principal cause of water pollution. Synthetic turf eliminates the need for
pesticides and fertilizers.