County utilities losing millions to leaky pipes
Galveston Daily News,
April 30, 2016
Galveston County is losing as much as $9 million worth of water each year, largely due to leaks and breaks in the water systems.
Across the county, the equivalent of nearly 3,000 Olympic-size swimming pools of water escapes from leaks or breaks in distribution systems yearly, according to a Daily News analysis of water audit reports kept by the Texas Water Development Board.
In La Marque, the amount of water lost in 2014 accounts for more than half of the treated water the utility buys. In Galveston and Texas City, audit reports from recent years indicate about a fifth of the water those utilities purchase is lost before making it to the tap. That number hovers closer to 8 percent 2014 in League City, according to the audits.
Go To Article Online Download PDF