Sound Off

Sound Off: Why can’t Lawrence public works warn citizens about chemical spraying with visible signage at all entrances to the levee trails BEFORE they spray?

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: Spraying is completely weather dependent so signage can’t be placed days ahead for advanced notification. City crews cannot spray unless there has been no rain for two days prior and wind speeds are under 10 mph; spraying is generally done early in the morning. The day of spraying, city crews place notification at the trail to notify residents. Spraying is a condition of maintenance for the levee through an agreement with the city of Lawrence and the Corps of Engineers.


DillonBarnes 5 years ago

Somehow I feel this answer will not be sufficient for the person who asked this. Nothing will be sufficient.

appleaday 5 years ago

Some people have asthma and can actually have a pretty severe reaction to airborne irritants.

hujiko 5 years ago

And some people are plain full of it.

engagedecoy 5 years ago

"The day of spraying, city crews place notification at the trail to notify residents"

What more do you want the city to do?

oldvet 5 years ago

Because that would take all the fun out of it?

Nathan Atchison 5 years ago

other than cosmetic, what purpose is served by killing the weeds?

notorious_agenda 5 years ago

There are farmers who can prove damages from things like thistles. In the country weeds travel property to property destroying grazing and crop growing fields.

James Minor 5 years ago

Too much notification time allows the drug dealers time to harvest their crop.

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