LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — There appears to be some big leaks in Little Falls.
Local media report that an audit conducted by the New York state comptroller's office found that the Mohawk River city of 5,000 used or delivered only 330 million gallons of water out of the 719 millions of gallons treated in 2011.
City officials say most of the other 389 million gallons likely was lost to leaks in the water system, which is well over a century old.
Little Falls Mayor Robert Peters says about 20 leaks were detected in 2011 and the city's Department of Public works has been addressing those leaks. But he says once one leak is fixed, another pops up.
Peters says replacing the system could cost tens of millions of dollars the city doesn't have.