Folks in the Cherokee Metropolitan District, which supplies water to 7,000 homes in unincorporated El Paso County, have been living under two-day-a-week watering restrictions for two years.
The driest July since 1924, coupled with blistering heat, combined to kill a lot of lawns in the district.
But people there are feeling frustrated. Homeowners associations are sending “lawn cops” around to get after homeowners whose grass has died. And “water cops” are busting anyone caught watering more than twice a week.
Here’s a map of the district:
And here are some photos Pronghorn Meadows neighborhood resident Jim Pondrom took of the grass in his area: