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A Massachusetts town has been scratching its head as to where up to 24 percent of its water has gone. That figure is actually smaller than estimates from earlier this year, but Medway, Massachusetts, is still missing 100,000 gallons, the Milford Daily News reported.
Current culprits could be unmetered connections, leaks or a combination of the two, Tom Holder, director of the city’s Department of Public Services, told the newspaper.
In an effort to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing water, the department is installing devices to measure how much water is going where in different neighborhoods.
Medway: 250K gallons of water lost each day
By Zachary Comeau
Daily News Staff
Posted Aug. 13, 2014 @ 12:01 am
MEDWAY - After months of trying to figure out what has happened to missing town water, officals have now more than doubled their previous estimate of just how much the town is losing on a daily basis.
While inspections and audits have turned up no leads, officials now say the town is losing 250,000 gallons per day, more than double the original estimate of 100,000 gallons per day.
According to Department of Public Services Director Tom Holder, the previous estimate of 100,000 gallons a day reflected the "low end" of demand.
851 Million Gallons of Water Missing in Iowa: ‘We Just Don’t Know Where It Went’
Hundreds of millions of gallons of treated water are unaccounted for in Waterloo, Iowa — an ironic name given the situation.
The Waterloo Water Works said it is missing 851 million gallons of water. According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, that’s enough to fill 1,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
“Frankly, we just don’t know where it went,” General Manager Dennis Clark told the Courier of the water unaccounted for in 2013.
Kansas town searches for thieves after millions of gallons go missing
Posted 8:34 pm, July 17, 2013, by Ted Malave, Updated at 08:37pm, July 17, 2013
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A small Kansas town is trying to determine what happened to millions of gallons of missing water.
The Junction City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying any person that may be involved in the theft of water from the city.
Currently, the City of Junction City cannot account for approximately 30 percent of their water usage and has been told by the State of Kansas that the City is exceeding its allotted usage of water and must bring this issue under control or suffer sanctions.
60 million gallons of water unaccounted for in Gaines
Town of Gaines audit points out discrepancy
By Howard Balaban
on June 20, 2014 - 5:33 PM
, updated June 21, 2014 at 12:13 AM
For the second time in less than a year, the Town of Gaines underwent an unflattering audit.
The previous forensic audit found the books off by roughly $100,000, and a water audit Tuesday showed that 60 million gallons had disappeared over the past 4ø years.
Town Supervisor Carol Culhane said the missing water would fill a tank the length of a football field standing more than 140 feet high.
“We’re a small town, and that’s a lot of water,” she stated, noting that the missing water is from only the 4ø-year period able to be re-created.
Auditors: 25 Million Gallons of Water Missing
Story Updated: Feb 17, 2012
25 million gallons of water was missing from the small West Tennessee town of Sharon, after auditors found almost half of their water unaccounted for. Faye Kendall said she attended almost every city/county meeting and noticed the amount of water loss reported every month continued to increase. "Well, you just wonder what could be happening to it," said Kendall. City officials said they received a letter from the state that said an audit showed a water loss of 47 percent. Of the 54 million gallons of water pumped in 2011, only 25 million were accounted for. "A checklist was provided and the checklist is being reviewed as we speak," said city recorder, Donna Stricklin.
originally posted by: Restricted
You can't dig all these mines in the ground and frack and suck billions of barrels of oil out of the ground and expect the planet to maintain its integrity.
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
At the forefront of these abuses is the fact that all across North America, Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage corporation, is staking claim to community water resources.