A Lincoln man says he was wrongly ticketed for over-watering and he's fighting the citation.
Chad Julich says he was watering on one of his assigned days, Friday, when an L-P-D officer showed up to his home and wrote him a ticket.
Julich claims that the officer told him that if there was a call, a citation had to be issued. Lincoln's Public Safety Director, Tom Casady, disagrees.
Casady told 10/11 News in a telephone interview that since mandatory watering restrictions went into effect, L.P.D. has received 1500 complaints with fewer than 400 of them resulting in citations. Casady adds that the decision of whether or not to issue a ticket is up to the responding officer.
Casady says even though Julich was watering on the right day, the police report indicates a wet sidewalk and four feet of damp road resulting from Julich's watering. Casady says this constitutes over-watering, which can result in a citation.
Julich says that because his sprinklers rotate and due to his sloping lawn, getting water on to the sidewalk was unavoidable and that only a bit of mist made its way onto the sidewalk and street.
Julich says he plans to fight the misdemeanor charge and the one hundred and forty eight dollar ticket it carries in court.