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Leak detection turns up 68 spills from city pipes


January 16, 2019

JUSTIN TURLAK of American Leak Detection checks for leaks in 5th Avenue.

A contractor has located 68 leaks in the City of Sweet Home's water distribution system, and crews have repaired about 17 of them, according to Public Works Director Greg Springman.

American Leak Detection surveyed 46.8 miles of water lines in November, looking for leaks that may account for a ongoing discrepancies, from about 35 percent to as high as 50 percent, between the amount of water the city produces and the amount that is metered. The city is paying $17,000 for the work.

Sweet Home produces roughly 1 million gallons of water per day. Springman said the leaks located by American L...

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