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(a) All model homes that are landscaped shall use signs and written information to demonstrate the principals of water-efficient landscapes that are described in this chapter.

(b) Signs must be used to identify the model as an example of a water efficient landscape featuring elements such as hydrozones, irrigation equipment, and others that contribute to the overall water efficient theme. Signage shall include information about site water use as designed per the local ordinance; specify who designed and installed the water efficient landscape; and demonstrate low water use approaches to landscaping such as using native plants, graywater systems, and rainwater catchment systems. Information must be included about designing, installing, managing, and maintaining water efficient landscapes.