City Records 449 Water Leaks Since 2007, Considering “New Main & Meters” ProjectAugust 28th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
Ongoing issues with the city’s water system led to an indepth discussion at the August City Council meeting.
Tony Ardillo, of Siemens, and R. Dennington Moss, of Faulkner Pipe, discussed repairs of water mains and meters for the city.
Brian Rodgers presented computer graphic display of the city’s water system. Last October the city started using GPS to detect water leaks. Since October, it’s showed over 100 water leaks, 80% of which is in the “core” of the city.
Since the city started mapping in 2007, a total of 449 leaks, along with their causes, and repair costs have been documented.
Also the constantly leaking water main under Maple and Speer streets have been replaced, so pending street overlays won’t be damaged; the new water mains are now located on the right-of-ways, not under the streets.