The Lancaster City Council in California will consider introducing an ordinance at a meeting that would require the implementation of electric-powered landscape equipment by landscape maintenance businesses within five years.
Gas-powered lawn mowers and other landscape equipment are a significant source of nitrogen oxide and other pollutants, which are precursors to ozone formation in the Mojave Desert Air Basin, according to a staff report by city manager Jason Caudle.
The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District created a grant incentive program for the replacement of gasoline or diesel commercial equipment with zero-emission advanced battery-powered equipment.
The AV Air Quality Management District allocated $275,000 toward this goal.
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