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News about water restrictions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffyr, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Well, I was getting concerned about the situation with the water restrictions. I mean......having all of this free time this summer on account of no watering the grass = no growing= no cutting, if there is no rain. Having all of this free time I was hoping to be able to play tennis on a clay court all summer long.....but what if the court can't be watered and I can't play on it because of the water restricions.... Ohhh. Thank GOD that the water restrictions allow for the watering of clay tennis courts DAILY !!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS !

    The following is from the DEP Adminastrative order 2002-5 on water restrictions this summer :

    C. Watering of clay tennis courts is permitted, using sprinklers or hand-held watering devices, provided that watering occurs for no more than 10 minutes per day, between 8:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. and/or between 12:00 noon and 3:00 P.M.

    Can't water the grass, but a clay field is okay !

    :eek: jeffyr:eek:
  2. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    will a golf course without its own supply of water (IE: lake or pond) be allowed to water? not necessarly the entire course, but mainly some fairways, and especially putting greens?

    just wondering, kevin
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Sorry...but if I remember right, we all drink from the same trough. Can't understand how someone will allow watering of tennis courts when there is a drought in effect.

    Hello...guess I'm missin' something somewhere.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Then again...i never thought the DEP was the brightest crayon in the box, sharpest tool in the shed, had an elevator that went up to the top floor, and so on...

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

  6. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    so, what your saying is that the DEP is a few fries short of a happy meal. :)
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Kind of like a few bricks short of a full load
  8. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Not the sharpest knife in the draw :)

  9. point

    point LawnSite Member
    from mn
    Posts: 23

    The gallon's used to water all the clay tennis courts for 10 minutes a day is
    statistically insignificant compared to watering millions of square feet of turf for hours.
  10. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    But is it necessary and is it good use of water during a restricted time ? The grass in my backyard is smaller than a tennis court and I think that 70 minutes of water per week (10 minutes per day over the course of a week) would keep it growing well throughout the dryest times around here.
    I didn't mention this in the original post, but emergency vehicle (firetrucks, ambulance) can be washed (I am pretty sure without exception). Now I realize that there must be a level of cleanliness with an emergency vehicle, but again, this is called a restriction because of a water shortage. Is it necessary that the truck shine when it pulls up to a burning building ?
    1 good suggestion the DEP had was for the repair of a pool that needs to be partially drained--call the local fire department or DPW and see if they can use the water in a truck or tank for municipal use.

    BTW Point : you wouldn't be a tennis advocate, would you ? :eek:


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