Kansas town searches for thieves after millions of gallons go missing

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A small Kansas town is trying to determine what happened to millions of gallons of missing water.

The Junction City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying any person that may be involved in the theft of water from the city.

Currently, the City of Junction City cannot account for approximately 30 percent of their water usage and has been told by the State of Kansas that the City is exceeding its allotted usage of water and must bring this issue under control or suffer sanctions.

Much of the missing water can be attributed to old inaccurate meters, and leakage but an element of the missing water is thought to be theft by persons who are accessing water from public hydrants throughout the city for construction or agricultural purposes.

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