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City: Daily savings from pipe leak fix 359,000 gallons day

Data collected by the city Public Works Department continues to confirm that repair of a massive water leak on the north end of 9th Avenue has solved a large percentage of the water lost in Sweet Home’s water system.

During the past month, the city’s daily water production has declined by 359,000 gallons per day, said Utilities Manager Steven Haney.

On April 16, Public Works shut down a pipe that had been leaking directly into a stream crossing 9th Avenue north of Nandina Street. After shutting down the pipe, Public Works measured a reduction in the stream flow of roughly 343,000 gall...

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