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LEAKAGE. The waste which has taken place in liquids, by their escaping out of the casks or vessels in which they were kept. By the act of March 2, 1799, s. 59, 1 Story's L. U. S, 625, it is provided that there be an allowance of two per cent for leakage, on the quantity which shall appear by the gauge to be contained in any cask of liquors, subject to duty by the gallon and ten per cent on all beer, ale, and porter, in bottles and five per cent on all other liquors in bottles; to be deducted, from the invoice quantity, in lieu of breakage or it shall be lawful to compute the duties on the actual quantity, to be ascertained by tale, at the option of the importer, to be made at the time of entry.

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More than a third report current leakage greater than one-percent of revenue, including 15 percent who report more than 10 percent leakage; to help combat leakage executive compensation should be tied to revenue assurance performance: KPMG's Geppert
Severn Trent Water was the only company to miss the leakage reduction target set by Ofwat.
In a statement, Severn Trent said it was "disappointed" not to have met its 2006/07 leakage targets but was "on track" to hit this year's target.
In Germany and The Netherlands, leakage is less than 5 per cent.
The company says it will have invested pounds 70m in the five years between 2005 and 2010 to fight leakage.
First, we present the details of the airflow model, with special emphasis on the treatment of distributed leakage area, which comprises numerous tiny gaps dispersed throughout the raised floor.
Mike Bishop, Severn Trent director of engineering and leakage, said plans were already being implemented to improve the company's leakage p erformance.
Leakage became a key issue for the industry during the drought of 1995 when it was accepted that losses were at unacceptably high levels.
This stimulation is believed to increase contraction of the urethral sphincter at the opening of the bladder, thereby helping prevent accidental urine leakage with physical activity.
He said that the repair work is being executed in connection with the decision of the Water Board to fix the leakages in the water supply lines to stop and minimize the water losses.
The effect of various design and operating parameters including leakage area, supply airflow rate, and rack cooling load are systematically evaluated by varying one parameter at a time.
The Water Directorate in Madinah has launched a drive to detect leakage in the internal water network of government buildings and residences in the city.