Water Wasters: Gas station sprinkler system linked to water waste

Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 8:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2022 at 10:10 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - In this week’s Water Wasters Wednesday, one of NewsChannel 10′s viewers decided to take it upon themselves to find answers.

A viewer was concerned about water being wasted at the Toot’n Totum on Saint Francis at River Road.

Water from the sprinkler system was running down to U.S. 287.

The viewer called the store and she said the person she spoke to said “they didn’t care and that they don’t pay the water bill.”

NewsChannel 10 learned a sign was installed on the property that broke a water line and sprinkler heads. The system was replaced immediately.

The city of Amarillo website shows that two-thirds of the city’s water use is during the summer and spring, which is when many residents water their lawns and gardens.

The city said half of the water consumption by residents goes to lawns and gardens.

If you see anything non-residential that appears to be a waste of water, send out your pictures or video. We may use it on NewsChannel 10 “Water Wasters Wednesday.”

Send your pictures or videos at waterwasters@newschannel10.com

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