City: Water leak detection, repairs to save big bucks
November 28, 2018
The City of Sweet Home estimates that up to half of the water it produces is leaking out of the system.
Under a contract with the city, American Leak Detection is locating and compiling a list of leaks in Sweet Home's water distribution system.
The company went to work on Nov. 13 and will continue for the next week or two. The contractor uses a listening device to hear, locate and evaluate the size of the leaks.
"He'll go to every meter and listen, and he'll go to every valve and listen," said Public Works Director Greg Springman. The technology can pick up leaks two blocks away, and bas...