Fixing Fayette's Faulty Water Pipes
The local water plant distributes 135 million gallons through its pipes each year at a cost of $700,000. However, residents use only 85 million gallons.
To fix the problem, the city wants new meters and pipes. But with new meters, water prices could go up.
"An older water meter would measure less, so the customer would be paying for less water than they actually use.
But city workers hope new pipes will save money on water production. City officials say that Fayette has had a problem with missing water for years. The bond issue voters passed in 2005 is helping to pay for the repairs.
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