Association cuts down Kihei man’s attempt to conserve water with artificial Grass - Maui News: "KIHEI - When Maui County asked South Maui consumers to cut back on water use, homeowner Wolfgang Bayer replaced his front lawn with artificial grass estimating it will save 20,000 gallons of water a year. But he did not submit a landscaping plan and get approvals first from the Kilohana Ridge Homeowners Association. The association issued a notice of violation with a $100 fine. 'I felt what I was doing was the right thing. I wanted to make a point. I agreed to be the guinea pig and go and get this done,' Bayer said. Association President Connie Lappin said it's not a problem of saving water but of following association rules and submitting plans. 'Any project of any scope requires approval,' she said."