A local landlord and village officials in the town of Washingtonville, Ohio, have been at odds recently over needed repairs to a water leak in a line supplying an area restaurant.
According to city officials, the leak is spilling roughly five gallons per minute, reports the Salem News. A company was called in to find the leak, which indicated it was somewhere along a 44-yard stretch of pipe leading from the local highway to the restaurant. Property owner Fred Rasul is calling for more accurate leak detection, saying he won't dig up 44 yards just to find one leak.
"They say I lost between 400,000 and 500,000 gallons of water; I should have a swimming pool," he told the news source. "The only thing I'm saying is please find the leak for me and I will fix it."
Village officials agreed with Rasul's complaint, saying the company should have been more specific with its leak detection. They promised to give Rasul further information by April 18.
The Ohio Public Utilities Commission has a number of suggestions for homeowners and businesses to save money and resources through conservation efforts. Restaurants and individuals could save water by only running dishwashers at capacity and repairing leaky faucets and pipes immediately.