Come April 1st, major water restrictions will be put on every citizen in Lubbock. Among those, you and I will be assigned one day during the week when we can water our lawn. Also, we'll not be allowed to wash our cars in the driveway.
And now I'm getting word these new restrictions could also close some city swimming pools.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen the city of Lubbock violating their own watering rules. I've seen city sprinklers running during restricted hours and parks even being watered while it's raining.
I hope before they shut down neighborhood swimming pools the city will find ways to manage their own watering practices and follow the rules they are forcing on all of us.
A city pool is a way to get the kids off the couch and moving. Pools provide them with a fun way to exercise, and it gets them constructive, supervised time with their friends during the hot, dry summer months.
Lubbock city management should exhaust every option to conserve water….. without punishing neighborhood kids.
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