The state turf rebate program paid off big for Rancho Santa Fe residents as homeowners in the San Diego County community, which has the state’s highest per capita water use, were paid the five biggest residential “cash-for-grass” payments by water regulators, the Los Angeles Times reports. The five residents there were paid a combined $288,000 which was more than the top recipients in other areas, including Malibu and Beverly Hills. The Metropolitan Water District stopped accepting new applications last month after its budget was depleted and earlier capped payments at $6,000 per household.

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