Nick Sabo/News Fredericktown village worker Irl Ruhl listens to water flowing inside a hydrant on South Mulberry Street Tuesday. Village workers and Wes Croft, with the Ohio Rural Water Association, are conducting a survey of the water system to find where an estimated 30,000 gallons of treated water per day is being lost. Hydrants are checked with a microphone attached to earphones. If the hydrant is leaking, the listener will hear water flow. In a properly functioning hydrant, there should be no noise at all.

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Fredericktown village worker Irl Ruhl listens to water flowing inside a hydrant on South Mulberry Street Tuesday. Village workers and Wes Croft, with the Ohio Rural Water Association, are conducting a survey of the water system to find where an estimated 30,000 gallons of treated water per day is being lost. Hydrants are checked with a microphone attached to earphones. If the hydrant is leaking, the listener will hear water flow. In a properly functioning hydrant, there should be no noise at all. Request this photo

 

 

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