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March 26, 2014

City budget on course

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Hollmann asked Public Utilties Director Steve McCoy to provide information on the number of water main breaks. For the fiscal year through March 21, there have been 172 water main breaks, resulting in an unknown amount of water loss. The number of water main leaks is down with fiscal year 2012-13 through March 31 coming in with 197 breaks.

In addition, Mayor Mary Jane Chesley said she believes there may be some funds not received from the former Park Plaza water leak.

"The water tank went down and we worked to locate the leak," Chesley explained. "Someone went by the post office and saw water standing in one building, they could see it. It was like a swimming pool and it all rushed out when they opened the door, and all because of a frozen water pipe."

Hollmann said almost every meter has been read in person and not estimated for March.

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