City Workers Saving Scorched Trees And Grass

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Friday, August 6, 2010

The extreme heat across the area in the last few weeks is scorching trees and grass. The City of Wichita wants you to know if you see workers watering during the daytime, they're not wasting water.

City crews have been scrambling to water young trees around town, because it's been so hot and dry. If you see sprinkler systems going off during the daytime in city parks and right aways, the city isn't ignoring conservation techniques.

"It's called syringing. Where we turn the irrigation on for short periods of time to cool it down so they can survive the heat," said city parks director Doug Kupper.

The city had hoped to save $50,000 in its watering budget this year, but because of the high temperatures, that money will most likely be gone.

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