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City finds large water leak


March 8, 2019

The city of Cloquet has solved its mystery of the missing water.

Public Works director Caleb Peterson said city officials suspected there was a big leak, as they were missing about 200,000 gallons of water a day based on historical data. But they couldn’t figure out where the water was, because no one had reported a leak, and there weren’t any new skating rinks forming in random places.

It took about a week, but they found the leak by checking sewers. They found one about a quarter-full with flowing water, definitely not normal for the recent frigid conditions. Then they worked their w...

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