Yes, it is. Most old cities-such as Albany-have hidden leaks in their aging underground pipes. Some municipalities hire firms, at a great expense, to check for leaks. Albany had a better idea. Using high-tech computerized leak detection equipment, purchased as part of Mayor Jennings’ efforts to modernize the Water Department, we are surveying every water main in the City to identify hidden leaks.
More than 25% of the City’s 670 streets have been checked, and 52 hidden leaks have been found and repaired.