Colchester will contract with a Chicago-based ADS Environmental Services to check its water mains for leaks. The service will cost $4,950.
The city has 22 miles of PVC water mains and another eight blocks of cast iron water mains.
Mayor Danny Bice says it is cheap insurance.
He says, “For what we're having to pay for water from the City of Macomb, I need to account for everything that we're using. You know, what we're purchasing versus what we're billing.”