VT City Hunting for Water Leak

Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 06:03 PM gHale


The city of Rutland, Vermont, is losing more than 600,000 gallons of water a day because of a leak.

Officials are trying to figure out the source of the leak where they said residents have experienced a drop in water pressure since last Saturday.

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The water isn’t running through the streets and doesn’t appear to be finding its way into the sewer, said Public Works Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg. He said that may mean it is going into a stream.

Wennberg said workers are inspecting valves, hydrants and vacant buildings. He planned to isolate and check the three transmission lines running from the water plant into the city of about 16,500 residents.

He said the leak is not an immediate threat to the city’s water supply.



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