WESTMORLAND — The City Council and city staffers talked again about raising the fine for residents who flood their lawns at night.
Public Works Director Joe Diaz told the council about a month ago that the water plant was having problems keeping up with the constant demand.
He said residents who leave the water running all night on their lawns are mostly to blame.
Diaz said the city knows who the perpetrators are.
The city has an ordinance that fines residents $25 for flooding but Police Chief Fred Beltran says that amount is not high enough. He said there are people who don't care and keep flooding their lawns and nearby streets.
No action was taken but Mayor Henry Halcon directed Beltran to talk to Mitch Driskill, the city attorney, and formulate a new ordinance that would raise the fine amounts for repeat offenses.