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Water Waster Report: unknown issues at local businesses

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Whether it's a broken sprinkler head or simply over watering, wasting water is often accidentally overlooked by businesses owners. But that doesn't mean residents aren't noticing.

This week we take a look at two apartment complexes, a local business and a hotel we happened to catch Wednesday afternoon, watering in the rain.  

Most of the pictures we receive are taken at night, a time when many business owners are not at work and are not aware of any water wasting issues. In some situations, a broken sprinkler head or over watering is easy to catch. But, recent rains are making it even more difficult.  


Puddles in parking lots can create problems for places who are unaware of any issues. That's because it can be hard to tell if this water is coming from the rain, or something more serious.

At the Glenwood Apartments, a broken sprinkler head is to blame. A photo sent in by a viewer shows water shooting up as high as the two story building.  

It's a similar situation at Premier Vision. A photo shows water running into the street and along the sidewalk.

But now that it has been pointed out, both locations tell us the issue will be looked at and fixed as soon as possible.  

Over at the Winchester Apartments, it's not a broken sprinkler head causing concern, rather it seems like a simple case of over watering.

A quick phone call and we learned the complex is working to change their automatic watering schedule. They told us they are cutting back to conserve water. 

While we were out driving, we also happened to see sprinklers running in the rain at a La Quinta Inn. 
We knew we had to let them know, so we pulled over to point it out. 

Although the manager did not comment on camera, she was glad to be made aware of the issue and said landscaping would be called right away to turn the system off.

If you happen to notice any water wasting in our community, take a picture and send it to us at waterwasters@newschannel10.com 

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10

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