We recently moved closer into the city I’ve noticed a prominent neighbor with a beautiful home and lawn in the city limits that waters their lawn every day from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The city is in a Stage 1 watering restriction and the state is in a severe drought mode in a large portion.
I was concerned about the usage of water so I called the city and was informed this residence is on a well and there are no restrictions to water usage if the resident has a well. I’m awe-struck about that city policy that allows any resident to use a well, even wastefully, with no consequences. The well that is pumped daily for a lovely green lawn may be tapped into the same aquifer that some people are using for their drinking water.
Are we so frivolous and trite that we value a green lawn over providing families with water to drink? It is a well known fact that watering in the heat of the day is a 50 percent evaporation rate, not to mention runoff.
I think it’s time we address the city on this issue and change the rules. Just because you have a well on your property shouldn’t allow you to pump it dry so your lawn is luscious.
Tired Of Lies
All you can hear in the Republican party is the party of no. The President said that Republicans just want to repeal Obamacare, but don’t have an alternative plan. There are several Republican plans, but they don’t require an army of bureaucrats to implement them. Liberals are of the firm opinion that nothing will work unless there are a host of IRS agents to oversee the plan, and navigators to hold your hand. That is how the Democrats create the three letter word that Joe Biden said that we need: “jobs.”