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12/7/05

Water Ordinance Violators Causing Icy Roads

Lubbock will not get above freezing until at least Friday. Despite the freezing conditions, people around town continue watering their lawns, which is not only wasteful, but dangerous.

Ice caused from homes and businesses not turning off their sprinkler systems ends up covering the sidewalks, grass and eventually Lubbock streets, creating hazardous driving conditions.

"With this kind of weather, its going to freeze and turn to ice and it's not supposed to thaw for quite a while and it just makes it a traffic hazard," said Landscaping & Irrigation Inspector Marcus Reed.

The city's landscaping and irrigation division visited nearly 200 places Wednesday urging them to shut off their sprinkler systems all together. "They've seen it and they'll pulled up and they probably were slipping and sliding getting into their parking lot so they know why I'm there," said Reed.

The city has handed out at least 200 warnings and they'll do a follow up inspection is seven days to make sure everyone is in compliance.

This is the first chance the city has had to issue citations since the water ordinance took effect earlier this year, so they are not issue citations just yet. Instead they say they want to focus on education before handing out tickets.

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