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Saturday, June 19, 2010

On Sprinklers

Now that summer is here, there is plenty of lawn-watering action going on.  I like well-maintained lawns, and I find landscaping interesting.  However, I do not understand why some sprinklers are incredibly inefficient.

The other day, I was walking to work when a sprinkler system suddenly came on.  Instead of watering the grass, it suddenly sprayed me in the face as I walked on the sidewalk.  It seemed that this sprinkler was meant to go over the sidewalk and water the small patch of grass between the sidewalk and the road.  I found this incredibly wasteful and inefficient since most of the water was either spraying the road, the sidewalk, or me.  To add, the sidewalk had become dirty and had a red tint from all the watering (the red is iron form the soil rusting in case you wondered).  In short, they should have designed a better system.

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