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Sprinklers fixed for Ogden woman with brown lawn

Sprinklers fixed for Ogden woman with brown lawn



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An elderly woman cited for her brown lawn says her sprinklers are back on this morning.

Ella Williams, 83, of Ogden, got a citation and was told to fix her brown lawn within two weeks or pay a $125 fine.

Williams said she normally keeps her lawn watered, but this year the sprinklers flooded her basement. She says she didn't have the means to fix the sprinklers.

This morning, Williams tells KSL after the story ran in the Standard-Examiner on Saturday, three different couples offered to fix her sprinklers for free.

She says she's been watering her lawn this morning with the sprinklers, after watering it for several days with a garden hose. She says, hopefully, the lawn will become green again soon.

Ogden's code enforcers said they were just doing their job. One officer had said the city would try to work with her. Ogden's city code requires lawns to be green and maintained.

The story is reminiscent of 70-year-old Orem resident Betty Perry, who's brown lawn took her all the way to court. She ended up receiving a $100 fine and probation after being charged with disorderly conduct.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com
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