Some Williamson County residents believe an apartment complex in the Cool Springs area is being wasteful after it was noticed the facility watered their grass for more than 24 straight hours.
The apartment complex is in the Mallory Valley Utility district which just lifted its water conservation ban on Monday.
However, the ban was in effect on Sunday when Nashville's News 2 Investigates first noticed and documented the sprinklers running non-stop at various times including 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and again on Monday at 8 a.m.
By 11 a.m. Monday, the sprinklers had been running for 24 straight hours.
When asked about the constantly running sprinklers, Franklin worker Ray Cunningham called it "wasteful."
Nashville's News 2 Investigates visited the apartment complex on Monday and spoke with the complex's manager who did not want to appear on camera.
According to the manager, the sprinklers are on property that is controlled by the Ashton Brook apartment complex and that he had no idea the sprinklers were on for so long.
He added the previous water restriction was voluntary.
"That's ridiculous, we're all in this together," Cunningham said.
When the constant running water was discovered on Sunday, Mallory Valley Utility customers were urged to voluntarily conserve water.
As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, the utility company had lifted the ban.
"That's ridiculous. We are in the middle of a drought. Absurd. We don't have an unlimited supply, so it is just ridiculous," Cunningham said.
Physically the apartment complex is inside the city of Franklin, whose water users are still being asked to voluntarily conserve water.
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