A Massachusetts town has been scratching its head as to where up to 24 percent of its water has gone.

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That figure is actually smaller than estimates from earlier this year, but Medway, Massachusetts, is still missing 100,000 gallons, the Milford Daily News reported.

Current culprits could be unmetered connections, leaks or a combination of the two, Tom Holder, director of the city’s Department of Public Services, told the newspaper. 

In an effort to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing water, the department is installing devices to measure how much water is going where in different neighborhoods.

“We’re making it a top priority for the second half of the year to find out just what the hell is going on,” Selectman Glenn Trindade told the Daily News about the issue, which was first identified in May.

The missing water was a discussion point at a recent meeting of the board of selectmen.

All things considered this is a relatively small number compared to the situation in an Iowa town, which earlier this year said it was missing 851 million gallons for the whole of 2013.

(H/T: WKMG, WCVB)

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