Our water company manager and Corix Utilities have focused on fixing leaks and valves around the neighborhood. The chart below says it all. A fantastic reduction in the amount of water lost in August compared to water lost in August of last year.
Utilities produce water using chemicals, processes, and pumping equipment. So any leaks that take water out of the system before reaching paying customers’ homes cause real financial loss to the water company.
KXAN has done stories on water loss at the city of Austin’s water company due to their aging pipes and valves. They lost 6.1 billion gallons in 2018 costing Austin’s utility $2.37 million. https://www.kxan.com/investigations/austins-losing-more-water-through-leaks/ Our system is aging as well and we occassionaly have valves that fail or tree roots that break pipes.
Congratulations to our water manager and Corix operators for greatly reducing our losses in August.