The state has lifted its watering restrictions, yet there has been dead silence from Fresno City Hall about any possible relief to homeowners who are trying to sustain their trees and landscaping on twice-a-week watering in 100-plus-degree weather.
Clovis has wisely taken action and communicated with their users. Just take a short drive around Fresno and count the dead trees and yards. It’s a shameful sight. Many of us have added drought-tolerant shrubs and removed lawns. But undertaking a complete landscape change for many of us is not financially possible.
I’m in my 60s. I’m still trying to haul buckets of gray water from my home and hand watering. It’s become impossible to leave your home for any length of time in the summer if you want your trees and shrubs to survive.
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If we have sufficient water supplies, consideration should be given to easing our restrictions in the summer months – even if only for July, August and September. It’s time our city leaders took some action and communicated with their constituents.
F.D. Fries, Fresno