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Irrigation System Turned on in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wa -    It's now okay for you to water your lawn in Yakima.

The city turned on its irrigation system today.

All winter long, crews have been working to replace pipes to improve efficiency.

Public works estimates that they replaced 57,000 feet this past winter.

City crews replaced about 16,000 feet themselves in effort to cut down costs to private contractors. 

They say the knew pipes prevent wasteful leakage.