Jim Thorpe borough might have a water leak and is paying $4,000 to find it.
Kim Mazur, borough engineer, said that 45 percent of the water in the borough was unaccounted for.
He said water use is measured by subtracting the data on residential meters from the amount of water that comes through source meters.
Also, water from system flushes, testing and fire hydrants is accounted for.
The 45 percent that is not accounted for may be due to a leak.