I walk my dog in various areas, and I have noticed numerous neighbours watering their lawns during the heat of the day – noon to 4 p.m.
Don’t they know that wastes a lot of water, because most of it evaporates before it can be absorbed?
Don’t they know that watering restrictions kicked in on June 1, and that those restrictions are: even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday?
Don’t they know that they could end up paying a fine of $200-$300 for not complying?
How ironic would it be if their house burned to the ground because the fire department ran out of water.
For information about conserving water, visit www.metrovancouver.org
Jerry Steinberg, Surrey