Danville City Council set to consider water leak credits

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) Danville may offer credits to water customers whose lines leak, causing high utility bills.

City Council will vote whether to revise city code to allow for the credits at Tuesday's meeting.

The credits will be available to customers with water line leaks they are not aware of.

It won't be available for leaking faucets or toilets causing high consumption.

Danville Utilities say they receive 100 to 150 reports of water leaks every year.

"The volume of these complaints have increased. The city's not liable for that, but we don't want the customers to be responsible," says Danville Utilities Director Jason Grey.

If council approves the idea, the customer would be required to repair the damaged piping.

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