Water District Manager Kevin Shaw explained so far for the year, water loss is at 8.7 percent.
That is slightly above the average of seven to 7.5 percent.
"A lot of extra water used this month (February) was for flushing lines," Shaw said. "Our higher loss is in Clarkson, which is the oldest part of our system. The other is on Highway 187. Water loss is our pet project this year. We want to concentrate a lot of time on this this year. We have already fixed a halfway decent-sized leak, and have found lots of smaller leaks. But they are harder to identify.”
“There has been noticeable progress in the Clarkson area. We found six or seven leaks on Friday."
He added that the Public Service Commission stresses to keep water loss under 15 percent.
According to Shaw, the water district sells 400 million gallons of water a year.
In other business:
• Project 17 is nearing its completion, all construction should be complete by the end of this week.
Shaw assured that all lines should be in service by the weekend. The only remaining work to be done is replacing 1,500 feet of line on South Sadler Road.
• Pay requests were approved for Cann Tech for $4,025.93 to cover inspection services, and United Pipeline received a payment in the amount of $47,302.67.
Both payments were associated with Project 17 improvements in the county.