The North Hopkins County Water Supply Corporation will now offer a 1 million gallon reward to its customers who find a major water leak on their system.
A major water leak is defined as a leak on a main line not a service lateral. Additionally the district is offering a 100,000 gallon reward for customers who turn in a leak on a service lateral to a vacant building or vacant home. Both reward offers are good for the next 48 hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. this morning.
Persons who identify such a leak should call it in to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office at 903-438-4040. The city will back up the Hopkins County Water Supply Corporation with the free water for those customers who identify leaks.
Additionally the County emergency Management team is sending a small army of people to North Hopkins to look for leaks, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell.
Maxwell added, “Naturally they can’t find leaks if the water is not on, so the city is restoring water to the district. It could take a few hours to pressurize the entire system.”