Patriotic Couple Has A Positively American Response To California’s Water Limit
Amidst the California drought, citizens in San Jose have been asked to limit their water usage. As a result of the newly placed limitations, homeowners are being forced to make do. However, one couple has come up with a rather patriotic response that has left everyone who sees it talking.
Using nothing but several cans of spray paint, Dan and Claudia Decker have concocted a way to change their unsightly brown lawn into a show of patriotism. They decided to take up the day-long task to have a little beauty reflected on their lawn in honor of Flag Day, which was celebrated this past Sunday.
They got the spray paint idea as a result of many neighbors painting their lawns green after growing tired of looking at their brown landscape. Instead of painting theirs green, the Deckers decided to use red, white, and blue to spice it up a bit. Their lawn now resembles the American Flag.
“My husband went along and sprayed the edge, and that was it,” explained Claudia, according to Daily Mail. “We measured 21-inches wide, and 13 stripes, 50 stars.”
Many neighbors are awestruck by their creation. “They have asked how to do it,” explained Claudia, according to CBS. “They said, ‘Are you going to do it for our lawn, can you maybe come over and show us?’”
The Deckers hope that their flag will last until the Fourth of July – a perfect farewell to their painted masterpiece.
“I hope everybody enjoys it and maybe the next holiday coming up we’ll think about another thing to paint,” explained Dan, according to CBS. If the drought lasts another year, they have plans to paint a couple shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day.
It seems like a nice solution to the tough water conservation requirements that have been put into place by San Jose. The new laws instruct homeowners to use 30 percent less water than they used in 2013, and if they don’t, surcharges will be billed and repeat violators will face $500 fines. More