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Hey Caddyshack! Golf courses and cemeteries are not 'the two prime wasters' of wate

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Water bills at Hollywood Forever amount to $30-50,000 a month, but not necessarily because of the reflecting lake. It's only 18 inches deep, says Tyler Cassity.
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Water bills at Hollywood Forever amount to $30-50,000 a month, but not necessarily because of the reflecting lake. It's only 18 inches deep, says Tyler Cassity.

Golf courses and cemeteries are big water users, but in recent years they've worked hard to conserve. But only some of their tips will help your backyard.

If you do a google map of Los Angeles satellite view, you might notice some big green patches amid a sea of concrete. A lot of them are cemeteries and golf courses, and they're among the biggest water users in the region. To save money, most try to conserve water as much as possible.

But as environment correspondent Molly Peterson reports, only some of their efforts easily transfer to your backyard.
 

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