06/20/2005: Dry as Bonz
It hasn’t rained but a few fake drops in weeks around here – as this article, Municipalities crack down on water violators (by Eric Schelkopf – Kane County Chronicle) explains:
”If you are watering your lawn, you had better make sure you are doing it on the right day.
Municipalities are cracking down on lawn-watering violators in the face of dry conditions. And no significant rain is in the forecast for the next several days.
The average 6 inches of rain that fell across Illinois from March through May was about half the normal rate, yielding the fourth-driest spring on record, said Jim Angel, state climatologist with the Illinois Water Survey. May averaged less than 2 inches, the sixth driest.
Most municipalities in central Kane County have lawn-watering regulations.
These regulations, in most cases, limit watering with an unattended sprinkler to between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and again between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Those with an even-numbered address can water on an even-numbered day, and those with an odd-numbered address can water on an odd-numbered day.
Hand watering is permitted at all times except in South Elgin, where residents who live east of Randall Road only are permitted to hand-water their lawns, plantings, flowers and trees on odd-numbered and even-numbered days, depending on their address….”
Bleh!! - Yet another housey job in these dry, dry conditions. Need to start doing that “rain dance.”
Karen on 06.20.05 @ 05:25 AM CST