Houston lost millions of dollars to water leaks
During drought, aging city system wasted 18 billion gallons
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; at the peak of this year's record drought, the city of Houston lost more than 18 billion gallons of water through a system that was leaking like a sieve, amounting to tens of millions of dollars wasted in potential revenue.
The largest losses occurred in September and October, when more than 9 billion gallons — about one-fourth of all the water produced during those two months — leaked from a system riddled by countless pipe breaks, according to recently released city records.
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