Conn. City Lost 8K Gallons of Water Per Minute

New London could have lost 10M gallons in just one day

By Shelley Hazen,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 14, 2014 11:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – A broken water main in New London, Conn., caused the city to lose more water than it uses in a day—about 8,000 gallons a minute, at least when it first started this morning, the Hartford Courant reports. A state of emergency was declared and residents were told to limit water use, as the city lost water at a rate of 10 million gallons per day—it uses 7 million each day. The leak is now 75% contained, NBC reports, though some residents could be without water for one to two days. (Maybe they can borrow some rainwater from Long Island, which saw 13 inches of rain yesterday.)

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