Knox Water Superintendent Todd Gardner has notified WKVI that the latest statistics show that there is a larger-than-normal water consumption within the city’s residential and business districts.
Gardner believes that the 30% increase could be a combination of many small leaks that may have occurred in the extreme cold temperatures last week.
Gardner is asking residents to check in basements and crawl spaces to locate leaks. He notes that a leak that is the size of pencil lead can add up to over 500 gallons a day and will not affect the pressure of a faucet.
For more information, call the Knox Water Department at 772-4461.