While water loss is a side effect experienced by every city, sometimes they must work extra hard to find ways to remediate the problem.
According to Public Service Director Tim Rogers, water loss — water that is used but not billed — is part of running a city and can happen in several ways, primarily meters.
“As the meter ages, it doesn’t read as accurate,” Rogers said.
The city has about 6,400 water meters and recently replaced about 2,000 of them. Rogers said he will approach council soon for the funding to replace the remaining meters.