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Sealing mega leak already saving city major water


April 29, 2020

The recent location and repair of a major leak appears to have saved the city a lot of water, but exactly how much is yet to be determined.

The Sweet Home Water Treatment Plant produced 242,000 fewer gallons per day in the seven days following a major leak repair than it did in the seven days prior to the leak repair, according to the city Public Works Department.

Public Works shut down a pipe that had been leaking directly into a stream crossing 9th Avenue north of Nandina Street on April 16. After shutting down the pipe, Public Works measured a reduction in the stream flow of roughly 34...

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