MAILBAG: Is watering bike paths OK?

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:46 AM

p? I'm not talking about poorly aimed sprinkler heads — I'm talking about intentionally watering the grass between the path and the street via a sprinkler head on one's lawn. Is it OK that the homeowner determines that users of the path should get watered as well?"


It may be irritating to walkers and bicyclists on the path, but apparently it's not against the law.

"Residents cannot leave unattended garden hoses or sprinklers on the pathway," Grand Haven Township Manager Bill Cargo explained to us. "But there is not any township rule that prevents people from getting 'sprinkled' upon while using the pathway."

So, sprinklers and hoses need to be off the path, but the water can go there if it so chooses.

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