It has now been about 730 days without water in the San Pedro All Year Community Gardens. Yes, that is over 2 years! Can’t believe it.
The city of San Pedro has taken control of the gardens. They collect our fees and don’t do much to aid the gardeners in fighting the inequality of 67 gardeners not getting water.
If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.
The result is, the biggest offenders of water usage on the NW side has decided to cheat the city of water.
They don’t want others to use it or know about it, so it’s obviously for their gain. They are selling their fruits from their trees. This is the same group of gardeners who are part of the old regime of pay-to-gardeners.
Here is the video of how they do it as of July 31, 2017:
I confronted one of them and he said the water is not for everyone because he paid for the piping and did the work. I’m also assuming he did not bother to ask or inform the city of their water usage plans.
How can you tell who these gardeners are? Just walk and look for the greenest gardens with trees and plants growing beautifully. Or, if the long hose pipes are out, then you can just follow those from the source to the destination gardens.
What more does the city need to remove this gardener and others like him? These 3 gardeners have to be removed and plots revoked because of this. It’s plain stealing to only benefit the 3 of them. Not to mention, this water stealing costs the city of San Pedro money.