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City Losing Over 600K Gallons of Water Daily

The city of Rutland, Vermont, is trying to fire out the source of a water leak that's causing it to lose more than 600,000 gallons of water a day

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The city of Rutland, Vermont, is trying to fire out the source of a water leak that's causing it to lose more than 600,000 gallons of water a day.

The Rutland Herald reports residents have experienced a drop in water pressure since Saturday.

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

Wennberg said workers are inspecting values, hydrants and vacant buildings. He planned to isolate and check the three transmission lines running from the water plant into the city.

He said barring a fire or another line breaking, the leak isn't an immediate threat to the city's water supply.

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