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Yakima Implementing New Water Monitoring System

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The city of Yakima is implementing a new water monitoring system that could help save you some money on your bills.

The city is planning to install 19,000 detectors around Yakima that will let them get water readings every day.

Currently they need to send people out to read each meter individually.

Once the system is in, the city can quickly detect leaks in the main system and even in your home.

"A simple toilet leak can turn into thousands and thousands of gallons in a month and we'll be able to know that over night if they have a leak," said Water/Irrigation Manager Dave Brown.

Once the system is installed, people can go to the city's website to look at their water usage and costs every day.

The project will cost five million dollars.

The city is paying for it with a loan through the state public works trust fund.