It's been a couple of years since the Town of Drumheller constructed a controversial water fill station at the main entrance to East Coulee, but while the building itself is finished, the landscaping looks a little sad.
Darryl Drohomerski is the town's Director of Infrastructure Services, which looks after such things. He agrees the site could look better, but says this is not the time to do something.
"You don't want to move a tree now because it most certainly will guarantee it won't survive with the (hot) weather we're having," he explained. "Once September rolls around and it's a little cooler, we'll probably put a couple more trees in there from the tree farm in town and sort of fix that up a lilttle bit like it was supposed to be a couple of years ago."
"I think our goal is to try to get some sustainable landscaping and trees and shrubs and stuff out there so that you're not looking at the brown grass as much as you're looking at the nice trees and other stuff to kind of screen the fill station from the road and just make it look a little more presentable," he continued.
Drohomerski noted town crews have received some complaints about watering boulevards and medians during the hot spell, mostly from people who say they can't afford to water their own lawns.
"If you don't water your grass, of course, it goes brown now, but it also causes issues where you could actually kill it and it may not come back," he argued. "You have to protect that investment. We're not watering it anymore than we would in a normal year."