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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - As the summer continues, some local businesses are still being caught wasting water.

Whether it's a broken or misguided sprinkler head, wasting water can happen in many ways. Something that all four locations we visited have in common.

Our first stop was to the Buffalo Springs Apartments, formally known as the Lighthouse Apartments.While talking with a manager, we learned about a $4-million rehab project, that will be updating living areas, along with other amenities. As a result, the manager said it comes at no surprise that there may be some broken sprinkler heads on the property. This week we received two photos, showing just that. But with all those changes, he said more people are walking around and working on the area, making sprinkler heads more vulnerable to breaking. Because of this, we were also told us the system has been turned off, until it's repaired.

Two other photos we received this week showbroken sprinkler heads at two separate CVS stores. Our first call was to the store on Amarillo Boulevard. The manager we spoke with was glad the issue was brought to his attention. He also told us it would be looked at, and fixed. Our second call was to the CVS on Washington St. We were pleased to find out that a request was already filed, just the day before, to fix the broken sprinkler head.

We also stopped by Hillside Elementary School. A viewer sent us a photo showing a misguided sprinkler head. The viewer who sent us the photo was concerned about the water that was hitting the street, rather than the grass. A misguided sprinkler head is a relatively easy fix, and something that they Canyon School District said they would address as soon as possible.

If you see a business wasting water, take a picture and send it to waterwasters@newschannel10.com

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10
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