Drought, Irrigation Budget Leave City Parks In “Embarrassing” Shape As Summer Approaches

Last year when the city received nearly 19 inches of rainfall the funding for irrigation helped the city’s landscaping receive about 85 percent of the necessary water. However, this year with only about 2 inches of rainfall to date, the city’s budget will only allow for about 23 inches of water, or about 50 percent of the water needed to sustain the city’s landscaping.