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Water Wasters: Pursuing park problems

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

We begin this week's Water Wasters investigation with the Rick Klein Complex North.

We received photos of the park, where the viewer states the sprinklers are watering both lanes of 34th Avenue and causing water runoff throughout the area.

We reached out to the City of Amarillo about the issues.

Jesse Patton with the Public Communications Department said they then contacted their Parks Department to fix it.

"Those sprinkler heads have recently been adjusted so the water goes over to the park," said Patton. "Wind seems to be a little bit of a factor in there, but we do have a crew out there [today] to readjust those, test them and make sure we're not watering that asphalt. Because like we know, asphalt doesn't grow but we want the grass to grow. So you'll still see us making adjustments as necessary to that area."

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Up next, we received a picture of a broken sprinkler head at Thompson Park.

Patton also commented on this issue, stating it had been fixed.

The City of Amarillo encourages residents to report water problems like these so they can address them immediately.

"There's about 1,400 acres of developed parkland in Amarillo," said Patton. "So whenever somebody sees something like this we really rely on community help to let us know that this is happening."

Patton encourages residents to call (806) 378-6823 to report any water issues they see in Amarillo city parks.

Finally, we received a photo of water runoff throughout The Colonies at Hillside apartment complex.

We reached out to them, and received a statement saying they're currently getting their sprinkler system up and running and quote- "constantly check different sections to address problems as they come up."

If you are concerned about the water usage of a local business or agency, take a picture and email it to us at waterwasters@newschannel10.com.

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