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Water Wasters: Back in hot water

A viewer submitted this photo of the grounds surrounding the Caprock High School football stadium. (Source: KFDA) A viewer submitted this photo of the grounds surrounding the Caprock High School football stadium. (Source: KFDA)
A viewer submitted this photo of Quail Creek Surgery where you can see a broken sprinkler head. (Source: KFDA) A viewer submitted this photo of Quail Creek Surgery where you can see a broken sprinkler head. (Source: KFDA)
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Amarillo remains in an extreme drought condition, therefore, our efforts to help the community conserve water continue.

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We begin this week's Water Wasters investigation with Quail Creek Surgical Hospital.

A viewer submitted photos of the facility, where you can see couple of broken sprinkler heads in the area causing water to shoot up into the air.

A spokesperson told NewsChannel10 the broken sprinklers have already been fixed.

She added that they take water conservation seriously and that their facilities staff checks on sprinklers regularly.

For the second time this summer, we are looking into wasted water claims at Caprock High School. 

On April 25, we reported on photos received of the high school where the viewer claimed their sprinklers were flooding nearby streets and parking lots.

Viewers continue to submit new photos of Caprock High School, where water runoff can be seen in the area, as well as a broken sprinkler head near the football field.

NewsChannel10 reached out to Amarillo Independent School district, and they issued the following statement regarding the issue:

“Our crews regularly do physical inspections of the sprinkler systems, but sometimes sprinkler heads need readjustment or become damaged or vandalized between inspections. We appreciate being notified when such problems arise, so we can try to address the situation quickly.”

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

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