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It’s not uncommon to drive around the city and find huge puddles in the street when it hasn’t rained in days (and sometimes weeks).

For a long time it used to confuse me. I was concerned that perhaps we had some seriously weird drainage issues. But, one day I drove by at the correct time and saw sprinklers spraying grass and the streets beside them.

It has always slightly irked me, but it really started to bug me when this past week when on two separate occasions I drove past to see puddles when the temperature gauge was sitting at higher than 100 degrees. It was also annoying when just a few days ago I had to turn on my windshield wipers because a commercial sprinkler drenched my car windshield.

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