Manchester finds leaks in city's water system

July 23, 1998

Two leaks in Manchester's water system -- releasing about 15,000 gallons a day -- have been discovered by the town's public works crews.

The leaks are partly responsible for the town's sudden increase in water use, said Steven L. Miller, director of Manchester's Department of Public Works and Parks. He said his department will patch the leaks and search for others.

"We think we still have one or maybe two more. If we could find them we'd feel a lot better," he said.

Water use during the past three months has risen by 3 million gallons, Miller said. He attributed the increase to leaks and increased water demand during the warmer months.

Topping a pool can use 2,000 to 3,000 gallons and watering a lawn often takes between 500 and 750 gallons.

Under city restrictions, residents are asked to refrain from both uses.

Pub Date: 7/23/98

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