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Old 06-17-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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one of the perks for gated community, water police doesnt enter
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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one of the perks for gated community, water police doesnt enter
ohhh dont get all cocky, they most certainly WILL enter a gated community. hope one of your neighbors doesnt report you
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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ohhh dont get all cocky, they most certainly WILL enter a gated community. hope one of your neighbors doesnt report you
I have never seen the water cops in my neighborhood, but considering everyone cheats I'm not to worried about getting reported.
plus considering my local city council person lives on my street with a VERY nice lawn it all works out.

it is what it is.


PLEASE LET IT RAIN!! but on a monday
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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I have never seen the water cops in my neighborhood, but considering everyone cheats I'm not to worried about getting reported.
plus considering my local city council person lives on my street with a VERY nice lawn it all works out.

it is what it is.


PLEASE LET IT RAIN!! but on a monday
thats cool then, just sayin, you never know when someone might get jealous and decide to call the water cops.

i do mine in the morning when no ones awake, and i only water twice a week, so no worries here.

forecasts say MAYBE rain this coming week... MAYBE. i did my rain dance a few days ago and i got a few splatters of water on my rav4 when i was heading up 281 north.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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thats cool then, just sayin, you never know when someone might get jealous and decide to call the water cops.

i do mine in the morning when no ones awake, and i only water twice a week, so no worries here.

forecasts say MAYBE rain this coming week... MAYBE. i did my rain dance a few days ago and i got a few splatters of water on my rav4 when i was heading up 281 north.
i do mine twice a week at 5am or so (sprinklers)
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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For me there's something relaxing about watering the lawn by hand......
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The water restrictions here aren't as draconian as people make them out to be. You are allowed to water your lawns with handheld devices at all times. Yes it's more work, but I bet you're going to waste less water than mindlessly running your sprinklers and you can still enjoy a green lawn.

It seems obvious to me that if you are so concerned with having a lush lawn in an area that is as prone to droughts as South Texas (I've lived here since 2002 and have experienced droughts in 2005-2006, 2008-2009, Oct 2010 - current drought) that the only way to go is xeriscaping. Just like it's nearly impossible to grow palm trees in Michigan, certain types of grasses that people insist on growing here is also an uphill and unnecessary battle to try to maintain.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Similar to AnthonySA, I've lived here since August 2001 & my family's noticed the general climatic trend here. When we built our new house to accomodate a growing family, we ensured that we had NO grass whatsoever. Our lawns are pure dirt/mulch with flowers, bushes & a few trees. No overwatering going on here.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:47 AM
 
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The water restrictions here aren't as draconian as people make them out to be. You are allowed to water your lawns with handheld devices at all times. Yes it's more work, but I bet you're going to waste less water than mindlessly running your sprinklers and you can still enjoy a green lawn.

It seems obvious to me that if you are so concerned with having a lush lawn in an area that is as prone to droughts as South Texas (I've lived here since 2002 and have experienced droughts in 2005-2006, 2008-2009, Oct 2010 - current drought) that the only way to go is xeriscaping. Just like it's nearly impossible to grow palm trees in Michigan, certain types of grasses that people insist on growing here is also an uphill and unnecessary battle to try to maintain.
xeroscape is against my hoa
also they will write us up if are grass is dead they once wrote me up for dead grass in the winter, i won that fight but lost many others due to landscaping
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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xeroscape is against my hoa
also they will write us up if are grass is dead they once wrote me up for dead grass in the winter, i won that fight but lost many others due to landscaping
That's awful. I'm not sure the proper legal procedure, but maybe try to get in contact with SAWS about these regulations and they can perhaps provide better advice.
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