You'd think the rain would be enough, but a CJAD listener snapped a picture of city workers doing something that seemed a little strange to him, during the rainstorm we had this week.
“I was flabbergasted to see the water trucks watering the plants in a torrential downpour," James Bassenden said of the picture he captured Tuesday of city trucks watering plants on Sherbrooke Street near Peel.
City official Jacques Alain Lavallée told CJAD municipal workers water plants even when it rains because the rain doesn't generate enough water.
“It looks odd but we are told by our expert gardeners that this is the way we should precede,” Lavallée said.
Bassenden says there was more water generated from the rain than the truck.
He says it was probably a case of scheduled city workers, needing to work.
“Something has to be done, better scheduling and checking the weather before sending the workers out, put them on another job instead of watering the plants,” Bassenden said.
During Tuesday torrential downpour another CJAD listener sent this video of city workers washing the sidewalks.