Governor Robert Bentley awards a $25,000 grant that will help Alabama’s rural water systems find and repair costly water leaks. The Alabama Rural Water Association will use the funding to continue its program to help rural systems identify and find leaks in underground water lines. The association expects to contact 400 Alabama water systems to review water losses and to conduct leak detection surveys for at least 15 water systems. The association will also train employees from 30 water systems to identify and track water leaks. It will also provide water-loss-reduction recommendations for other systems.