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You probably don’t give your main water line much thought. It stays buried deep beneath the yard, piping millions of gallons of water to the house. Usually, there’s no reason to think about it.
When you do need to think about your main water line, it’s not a good day. Either you have no water, or too much water. You’re in need of plumbing service and need to know what your options are.
If you have a major water line leak or your water line has burst, turn off your water valve and contact us right away:
We wrote this page to help homeowners who have questions about their main water line. You’ll find basic information about water lines, their location and function, and learn how to deal with a problem if it breaks. You’ll also learn about trenchless water line replacement and how it can save you money and headache.
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The terms main water line, water main, or main line refer to the pipe that delivers water from the city water system or well to your home. Left undisturbed, a water main may last for decades, but underground work, tree roots, or accidents may damage your water line and cause leaks.
Your water meter is the box that controls and monitors the amount of water that enters your property from the city water system. The city uses your water meter to track how much water you use.
If your water usage is unusually high, you may receive a notice from the city recommending you look for a water leak. It is possible to have a water leak even if you can’t see water leaking anywhere on your property. If you do get a notice from the city, or your water bill is unusually high, contact a leak detection service.
Water lines are made from a variety of materials. The type of service line to your home depends on the age of the home, and whether it has been previously replaced. Some materials such as cast iron or galvanized pipes are prone to decay and should be fully replaced. Lead pipes are a health hazard and should be replaced immediately.
Repairing an underground water line starts with identifying the source of the problem. Once the leak is located, the dirt around the pipe is excavated to make room for a repair. Our service plumbers remove the faulty section of pipe and replace it with new material.
Unlike traditional water line repair or replacement, which requires digging trenches through your lawn, trenchless water line replacement is a minimally invasive option that uses a boring machine to insert the new water line beneath your yard.
Due to the reduced labor costs, trenchless water line replacement can be much less expensive than traditional methods. In some cases, trenchless replacement may be cheaper than repair.
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