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Leak detection being done in Hannibal

Posted: Jul. 23, 2018 4:20 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A company will be on the lookout for water leaks in Hannibal this week and next.

The Hannibal Board of Public Works announced in a news release that it has hired Westrum Leak Detection Inc. to perform leak detection services on Hannibal's water distribution system. Westrum will be testing until dusk each day and will be driving a red caravan or a small motorcycle.

Leak detection technology allows the utility to pinpoint leaks without the hassle and expense of digging up water pipes. Listening devices will be used on valves, hydrants and meters throughout the city. The BPW said this type of leak detection allows for a more precise location of the leak, making it easier to fix.

Leak detection will not affect water service for BPW customers.

For more information about the leak detection effort, call Water Distribution Supervisor Gene Majors at 573-221-8050, ext. 6021.

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