Richard Nitri says he was driving along I-580 in Reno next to the new Meadowood Interchange and he noticed the sprinklers were on during the middle of the day, watering what appeared to be rocks .
His question is why are they watering during the middle of the day and what are they watering ?
I checked with Scott Magruder over at NDOT about this. Magruder says they are working to get this issue corrected.
We went out there this afternoon at 2:00 and yes, the sprinklers were on. The sprinklers are used to water some of the landscaping that has been planted along the freeway.
Magruder says the contractor, Meadow Valley Construction, received a notice from TMWA that the contractor was in violation for watering during the middle of the day and NDOT has notified the contractor to adjust the timing on the watering. That's what they are working on now.
According to TMWA no sprinklers should be running between noon and 6 p.m. during the summer months.
But again, the contractor is working on getting things adjusted so they're not wasting water. That is the focus now as they work to put the finishing touches on the new freeway interchange.