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Memphis isn’t alone in water challenges, as nation struggles to repair aging systems

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 12, 2023 6:32 AM CT | Published: January 12, 2023 4:00 AM CT

An industry group estimates there are 250,000 to 300,000 water main breaks in the U.S. every year — generating an estimated loss of 6 billion gallons of treated drinking water across the country.


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Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for The Daily Memphian. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.


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