In this article we will cover what the main water line is and what it does. We will also go over information to help you determine if it is time for a new one.
The main water line is the pipe which connects your house to the city main water line. This is the source of all your household water.
The city is responsible for the city main line and part or some of the line leaving the city main pointing to your property in many cases. You are responsible for any part of the line which is within your property lines.
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Spring into action and get this looked at immediately. If you are confident it is not your part of the main which is causing the issue, call the city. If you are unsure, call a licensed plumber near you.
A licensed plumber can diagnose the exact problem and have a solution ready for you in a few hours. Time is money as they say, so the sooner you act the better. If you are losing money because of the leak, you may want to mention that to your plumber so he knows you may be losing money with every passing hour.
Unfortunately this can vary wildly between a repair and a replacement and depending on where your main is located, how easy the access to it is and what materials are used to complete the repair. There is no way to estimate this in this article. Call your plumber today.