Newburgh cuts back dramatically on wasted city water

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NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh Water Department has plugged 78 percent of the leaks found in water pipes, thus saving the city millions of gallons of water and the expense of processing it.
City Manager Michael Ciaravino told the city council Tuesday night the amount of water the city produced last year was significantly less than in 2016.
“We produced in 2017 over 1.3 billion gallons of water,”
Ciaravino said. “This is a 20 percent decrease in water produced
the year before. Thanks to our aggressive leak detection program, the
city produced last year a savings of almost 300 million gallons a day
compared to the production a year before.”
The city water department plugged 180 leaks with just 50 known leaks remaining.