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Over 100 Leaks Found In Newburgh’s Water Infrastructure

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WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

City officials are glad to know that 120 leaks in its water system have been identified and can be repaired, reducing the amount of water being lost as Newburgh continues to face its contamination crisis.

The city is now purchasing water from the City of New York through its Catskill Aqueduct. That is an expensive proposition, which just began this week. The state has given Newburgh a verbal commitment that it will pick up the cost of that supply.

Newburgh officials hope to curb those leaks to reduce the amount of expensive water lost. Two detection companies were recently hired by the city to find those breaches.

Mount Saint Mary College, meanwhile, has also hired a leak detection company to determine if there are leaks in its water system as a means of conserving water and saving money.

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