My friend goes for long walks after work and in the morning on
weekends, and she often sees a garden hose coming from people's homes
runing water onto their driveways and down to the gutter. What do you
think is going on?
Well, some morons may be watering the flowers and shrubs then lay the
hose down and forget about it. My room mate opens the fridge door and
stands in front of it drinking his chocolate milk or the door is
standing open and he's at the counter preparing food and doesn't close
the door until he's finished. Some people are brain dead about things
like that. ^_^
This time of year, most likely from the sump pump. Their drywell is
saturated/failed/missing, and most of the year it doesn't matter. But
when spring snowmelt brings groundwater into foundation, or water table
rises, sometimes they need to get it as far away from house as they can.
A couple 3 houses in low end of this subdivision have semi-permanent
flat pump hoses that live rolled up under the bench on the front porch.
Walk outside, kick it across the yard to unroll it, and hit the pump switch.
Of course, 30 years ago in college towns, you'd see them all over the
place in May, from people draining water beds.
Around here, people drain their pools out onto the street, because
they don't want to empty all that water onto their property. It's
illegal but they do it anyway. Sump pump hoses are also supposed to
drain onto the property, and there's usually not enough discharge to
motivate anyone into running the drain hose down to the street.
At any rate, if they're draining into the street, it must be something
they don't want on their property, due either to what's in the water,
or how much water they're draining. If she cared enough, she could
call the city and ask them why people would be doing it. It's either
permitted, in which case the city would know the reason for doing it,
or it's not permitted, in which case the city may care that it's
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