Wapato cleans up cemetery; says it can only afford it twice a year

Wapato cleans up cemetery; says it can only afford it twice a year
WAPATO, Wash. -- We're following up on a Wapato cemetery that family members said was being ignored.

Our cameras were there around Memorial Day and found gravestones covered by grass and weeds at the Wapato Cemetery.

Wapato Public Works employees told us they only manicure grave sites on Memorial and Veterans Day.

To keep our story balanced, we went back and found the cemetery in better condition.

"I very well understand how loved ones view the situation. I'm very sympathetic towards that," said Wapato Public Works Director, Gary Potter. "We wish we could do more but we're unable to do that because of man power and cost issues."

Another complaint was about cracked head stones. Wapato Public Works says it will respond to those concerns.