Water Wasters: Save 5000 Gallons of Water a Year

Almost five inches of rain in four days in Amarillo...and city officials say water conservation still tops the list of longterm concerns. Newschannel 10's Kristen Guilfoos is on assigment for this week's Water Wasters.

We've all had to pull out our umbrellas these past few days, but that didn't stop several businesses around town from watering their lawns...and the pavement. Topping out Water Wasters list for today.... Somewhere that prides itself on saving lives... Somewhere that is also embarrassed they aren't saving water... Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital. BSA's MAry Barlow says "If no one had told us, we would have kept on watering the parking lot and not even known it. I'm really glad that someone pointed out the fact that we were wasting water. This is a good program."

Next up... A property up for lease at the corner of Pierce and 8th in downtown Amarillo. I spoke to them on the phone about a broken sprinkler head that's shooting about 15 feet into the air. Pat Davis Management is in charge of the property and Davis had meetings all day so he didn't have time for an interview, but his associates tell me mine wasn't the first call they've received about the sprinkler... They're taking action and I'm assured it should be off as of Tuesday evening.

Now time for our water saving tip of the week. This time we're in the kitchen talking about leaky faucets.... A leaky faucet can waste about 15 gallons of water a day. That may not seem like much, but do the math and it really adds up. That's 105 gallons a week and around 5400 gallons of water a year.

Thanks to everyone who sent in emails... I've received more in this past week than I have since our Water Wasters segments started a few months ago... Please keep them coming. Send them to waterwasters@newschannel10.com.