Enterprise pipe project works to stop millions of gallons of water loss

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — In 2018, the city lost more than 270 million gallons of water due to old, underground leaking lines.

For more than a year, the town has been replacing many of the old galvanized steel lines that often date back to the 1930’s and 40’s.

City public works director Alan Mahan said the goal is to eliminate as much wasted water as possible.

Since the pipe replacement started, millions of gallons of water have saved.

“In 2018 we had lost 270 million gallons of water, which is about 14 percent of our total pumpage,” Mahan said. “This year, at the end of this fiscal year 2020, we have cut it down to 120 million gallons which is a 55.34 percent drop.”

He said he hopes the water line replacement project in Enterprise will be completed in early 2021.

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