Kansas City haunted by ‘ghost water’: Leaks add millions to ratepayers’ bills

 FRED BLOCHER File photo by The Star

FRED BLOCHER File photo by The Star

"The Kansas City water department was established in 1873, and some pipes laid under the City Market the following year are still in use today. Indeed, the city audit shows that the vast majority of ghost water haunts the area south of the Missouri River, where the oldest pipes, valves and meters are located."

"Billions of gallons of water leak from KC water pipes, costing ratepayers" - The Kansas City Star

 FRED BLOCHER - File photo by The Star

FRED BLOCHER - File photo by The Star