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Leaky system costing Vermont city 2.3M litres of water a day

Workers are inspecting valves, hydrants and vacant buildings for massive leak



RUTLAND, Vt.—The city of Rutland, Vt., is losing more than 2.3 million litres (600,000 gallons) of water a day because of a leak.

The Rutland Herald reports that officials are trying to figure out the source of the leak. They say residents have experienced a drop in water pressure since Saturday.

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

Wennberg says 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 says the leak isn’t an immediate threat to the city’s water supply.

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