We just got a card from the City of Lacey Water Utility in the mail that really has me baffled (well, not really). they now have an odd/even outdoor watering schedule going through the summer months.
This really isn't all that strange, many communities around the country implement something similar during droughts. The thing is that we aren't in a drought! We actually had above average precipitation this year and there is still a deeper than average snowpack.
What has me confused, is that that really annoying development to the south of us had to get approval from the water district, verifying that they had enough water to serve all those new houses. In fact, just along Marvin Road there are probably over 5,000 houses in the various developments out there. All these had to be approved by the water district!