While walking the neighborhood early in the mornings before work, I've noticed automatic lawn sprinkler systems that make sure the streets are well-watered while portions of lawns remain brown. Wouldn't portions of lawns being brown be a clue to homeowners that they need to adjust their sprinkler heads? We read about the severe drought in many parts of the country and about people in foreign lands dying from the lack of water. Shouldn't Minnesota homeowners, who can afford the luxury of having their lawns watered automatically, at least have the common sense to make sure their sprinkler systems are working properly?
BOB THAMAN, MINNETONKA