Monroe County officials have told the Penguin Post that it will take $1.2 million to fix a leak at the Rochester zoo’s penguin pool in upstate New York.
Officials at the county-run Seneca Park Zoo have known for years that there was a leak but didn’t have the metering system to locate the problem. They have now learned the leak was draining 50,000 gallons of water a day, which sounds more like a water fall than and leak as it’s been costing county taxpayers $100,000 in combined water and sewer charges during the last year.
Zoo staff was able to determine the leak was coming from the 15,000-gallon penguin pool. The pool was drained late last year. County officials say the pool will be torn up so the leak can be fixed.
Fortunately, the penguins have access to another pool in the exhibit.