This water tank at West Chicago and Middlebelt sprung a large leak Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Westland Observer

A 9-million gallon water tank leak in Livonia.: This tank at West Chicago and Middlebelt sprung a major leak Tuesday.

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Pete

Livonia, MI

#1 Mar 27, 2013
Yesterday they said it held 10 million gallons. They report 9 million gallons today because it lost a million. Therefore, it lost three acre-feet, enough to fill an acre three feet high. No wonder neighbors are concerned. If the whole shebang goes, some houses go with it.
High water bills

Livonia, MI

#2 Mar 27, 2013
Pete wrote:
Yesterday they said it held 10 million gallons. They report 9 million gallons today because it lost a million. Therefore, it lost three acre-feet, enough to fill an acre three feet high. No wonder neighbors are concerned. If the whole shebang goes, some houses go with it.
. Surfs. Up
Pete

Livonia, MI

#3 Mar 28, 2013
High water bills wrote:
<quoted text>. Surfs. Up
Imagine what the situation would have been in February.

They lost a million gallons so far that they admit to. That's about $10,000 worth of clean water. They just bake this loss into every municipality's bill. This water had not passed the meter into Livonia so all communities pay for it. Same thing when the leaks occur elsewhere. Leaks are quite common and can be expected with such a huge system. I think they still have some wooden pipes in places. The vastness of the system is why good management is needed. The potential money available for scamming is great. When the system was originated, most of the customers were Detroiters. Now the water goes to 3-4 million people and only 700,000 are Detroiters. So it makes sense to have regional management.
HIGH WATER BILLS

Livonia, MI

#4 Mar 28, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine what the situation would have been in February.
They lost a million gallons so far that they admit to. That's about $10,000 worth of clean water. They just bake this loss into every municipality's bill. This water had not passed the meter into Livonia so all communities pay for it. Same thing when the leaks occur elsewhere. Leaks are quite common and can be expected with such a huge system. I think they still have some wooden pipes in places. The vastness of the system is why good management is needed. The potential money available for scamming is great. When the system was originated, most of the customers were Detroiters. Now the water goes to 3-4 million people and only 700,000 are Detroiters. So it makes sense to have regional management.
Yeah, what he said.

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