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As mentioned before, much of North Carolina is in the Exceptional Drought status (the worst state) and the triangle area is a part of that. There is really no significant rain in sight either. The current stage in Durham states that you can still water your lawn early in the morning and evening only on Wednesday and Saturday. Starting tomorrow you can only water on Saturday.

People are still watering this frickin' lawns whenever the hell they feel like it. It really pisses me off that people are that uncaring about our water supply. Why does the government still allow people to water their lawns at all right now? It just amazes me how people put their vanity of their lawns as a higher priority to drinking water. It won't permanently damage the lawn and we're entering into the fall anyway.

While Southpoint Mall does only water during the allowed periods, I still think it looks bad that they water at all. It shows they don't care about our limited resources. How would the thousands of customers care if they had green grass in the media of Renaissance Parkway or not?

No respect.

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sibertater
Oct. 15th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
A-FUCKING-MEN! It is driving me nuts! One of the ladies that lives up the street from us waters her lawn about 20 times a day. I just want to kick her in the clam.

I'm also sick of people saying, "We're having an early Fall!" No, douche. We're having a drought.
snowboardjoe
Oct. 15th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no early fall here. It's still way too warm for October. We're int he 90's last week and will still be near 80 most of this week. That's not fall weather. As for color, many trees have simply died.
sibertater
Oct. 15th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
It's finally in the 60's here. I can FINALLY be comfortable walking across campus.
unbridledapathy
Oct. 15th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Fall colors are not *brown*. You're right, I've seen several dead and partly-dead trees around here. About halfway through this endless summer I planted some "drought-resistant" perennials in my flowerbed because it was looking so sad ... and not even all of those have survived.

And we're not the only area suffering ... I've heard that my upcoming trip to Yosemite will be largely waterfall-free. Can you believe it? Upper and Lower Yosemite falls both completely dry and Bridalveil falls just a trickle. Scary.
coryblank
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Lodi has a "water police" that will ticket you for watering on the wrong day (they alternate days based on your odd or even street address). Get'em boys!
rbsmith77
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
My soon-to-be new south suburb Tinley Park has the same police. Water is going to be even a bigger deal for Chicago in the coming years. The ex-burbs are trying to stretch the Lake Michigan tap further and further out. Hope for rain for you guys!

New house will have a smaller yard, and a sprinkler system for efficient watering. Most people really do overwater anyhow.
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