TX Dot Moves Forward with Landscaping Project Despite Watering Ban - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/13/07

TX Dot Moves Forward with Landscaping Project Despite Watering Ban

Despite the city-wide watering ban, the Texas Department of Transportation is moving forward with their own landscaping projects.

NewsChannel 11 took several calls from viewers who saw TX-DOT crews laying down sod Wednesday afternoon. 

NewsChannel 11 inquired and learned that workers will lay down 14 pallets of Bermuda grass, and just as with some other folks, the city's new water restrictions caught them off guard.

"Yeah, we're hoping it rains tonight," said one TX-DOT crew member. "We weren't planning on this city thing."

The worker was referring to the emergency drought plan put in place because of water utility line relocation for the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

TX-DOT officials say they will comply with city water restrictions, and once those restrictions are lifted they will use watering trucks to irrigate the new sod.

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