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Water Wasters kicking off to help conserve water in the Panhandle

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As we continue to see unseasonably high temperatures, the city is concerned about the amount of water that is being used.    

On Tuesday, residents in Amarillo used more than 80 million gallons of water.

To help put that into perspective, that's nearly twice the average the city uses on a daily basis, around 43 million gallons a day.  

"We have to run pumps and that's ware and tear. We have to add chlorine to stop it from causing disease. We have labor cost and everything else that's involved in getting that water out there," said City Utility Director Emmett Autrey. 

As every drop drips down the drain, over time he says your wallet may suffer.

"Literary every drop counts. If it's running down the drain, it's costing money."

We've all heard countless ways to help conserve water. But now, there is something else you can do.  

If you're out and about and happen to see a business or apartment complex wasting water, snap a picture and send it to us at waterwasters@newschannel10.com

Starting next week we'll be using pictures that you've taken of local businesses.

Together, we can help address the issue so we can all help prevent water wasting.