The results of a Leak Detection study were reported at a Lebanon City Council work session Thursday night.
Eric Mork Environmental Superintendent said that the system was losing an estimated 38 percent daily.
The study of 155 miles of line was conducted by M.E. Simpson Company and completed in 27 days.
The estimated total amount of water that was lost because of leaks was about 454,000 gallons a day.
The first 17 days of May, the system was at 10 percent loss and for the month of May was at 21.82 percent loss. After hydrant repairs, he said the loss should be at 17 percent. The highest amount of water loss was on the south side of town.
For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.