Some Still Turning on the Water Works in the Winter

Some Still Turning on the Water Works in the Winter

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Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio You may see some businesses that are still watering their lawns in the morning, but if you call to complain will that do any good?

Workers at the Granger Hunter Improvement District say they've received complaints of businesses running their sprinklers in West Valley. City officials say there's not much they can do about that.

"We don't have any ordinance that would regulate the amount of watering that a business would be able to do or not do," explained Kelley Davis, chief code enforcement administrator for West Valley.

Davis says, realistically, a store could water its lawn during a blizzard if it wants. "If over-watering causes freezing or causes some sort of a hazard then, yeah, we may step in," he said.

Workers at Granger Hunter say a typical business is allowed 20,000 gallons of water every two months and is charged $1.45 for every 1,000 gallons over that.

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