"It's a problem we see every year," said Director of Codes Administration Stuart Walker.
That problem is sprinkler systems dumping water on city streets and sidewalks in below freezing temperatures.
"The sprinkler systems will come on and then they create ice. Maybe across the side walk, could get all the way out on the street and it creates a, you know either a pedestrian hazard or a traffic hazard," said Walker.
Director of Codes Administration Stuart Walker says it's as easy as a quick check of your sprinkler system.
"Make sure it is doing what you have programmed it to do that way one you aren't wasting water, and two you are not creating a hazard for somebody else," said Walker.
Walker says he hasn't seen many sprinkler problems this year because of the warm temps, but with this weekend's big freeze, he's starting to see iced over yards.
"Its a Class 'C' misdemeanor if we do find a violation and issue a ticket. Municipal court sets those fines. I believe the maximum fine is $200," he said.
The Codes Department is asking for your help to catch these violations before they cause major problems. In January 2011, sprinkler ice caused this serious accident near 66th and Quaker.
"It would be a very easy thing to avoid, but folks have to pay attention to their sprinkler systems. It's important that the operators of sprinkler systems get out and check them on a regular basis," said Walker.
If you do see a sprinkler going when the temperature is below 35 degrees, you can call the Code Department Hotline at 775-3952.