Watering the lawn during a flood

Sometimes, defending the suburbs is pointless.

We’ve had about 20 inches of rain this month so far. And yet people are still pumping out the aquifers to water their lawns.

In Woodbury, the Pioneer Press reports today, residents pumped out 9.3 million gallons of water on Saturday, much of it to feed their lawns. The city got 2 inches of rain on Saturday.

The city is asking residents to be sure their lawn watering systems have rain sensors.

Back during the Ventura administration, the Legislature passed a bill with a provision requiring homeowners to have sensors on lawn irrigation systems to avoid this problem. But the governor turned it aside because of it’s obvious assault on freedom-loving Americans.

Related: Repairing Spring Flooded Lawns (Yard and Garden News).