Junction City police continue water investigation

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Kansas are continuing to investigate the alleged illegal use of municipal water in Junction City.

The problem was first identified earlier this month when state officials notified Junction City that it was using as much as 30 percent more water than allotted. The police department issued a notice July 7 asking the public’s help in identifying the source of the water usage.

Police Lt. Jeff Childs said Wednesday that officers are investigating as part of their regular patrols. Childs says one person who was illegally using water has been contacted so far but is not suspected of being the main cause of the increased usage.

Childs says other possibilities could be leaking water mains or faulty meters.

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