Originally Posted by Mike Leary
I always thought it would be cool, in retirement, to become a "water cop". I soon realized my remains would be buried next to Jimmy Hoffa.
I never come across inspectors here in Sydney, but during our strict water restrictions there were heaps of "Water Restrictions officers" - mainly obese middle aged men who would drive around fining people $220 if they were caught using sprinklers, or watering at the wrong time. Two of them rocked up at one of my clients at 2am with a torch when the system was running and found a shrubbler under a Rose that was slightly trickling instead of dripping. They came back at 8am to fine her. She protested and explained how she had spent a lot of money converting it from sprinklers to drip and how she also had a rain sensor installed. I met with the officers later that day and one of them pointed to a shrub head on a 1/2" sch 80 riser and asked if it was the rain sensor.
His partner facepalmed while I gave him a spray about not even knowing what a sprinkler was or what a rain sensor looked like.
I had a few dramas with the clowns over the years and would have loved to bury a few of them.