How to identify a water main leak

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Did you know that the Town’s water is supplied from Lake Michigan via a pipeline from Manitowoc, WI?  The water is pumped from Manitowoc to Ledgeview’s 100,000-gallon water tower and 1,000,000-gallon reservoir.  The water is distributed to residents through a series of underground piping and the system is designed to maintain a certain amount of flow and pressure to each residential household. Due to the large amounts of water utilized on a daily basis, a small leak can go unnoticed for days, weeks, and even months.  Residents can assist Public Works with identifying possible leaks in our system by calling (920)336-3360 ext. 102 if you notice any of the following:

  • Sudden drop in water pressure
  • Low-lying areas in your yard seem to be wetter than normal or holding water
  • Squealing noise that seems to be coming from the piping in your home
  • Any discoloration of the water
  • Water coming up out of the ground

By making Public Works aware of these situations, we can respond and inspect the issue. The Town of Ledgeview performs leak detection on half the Town each year but leaks can happen at any given time.

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