Underground Yard Line Leak Repair

puddle of water in yard of log cabin

How can I locate yard line water leaks?

Beneath every city is a labyrinth of pipes — mazes of fresh and sewer water lines. If you’re connected to a municipal source, you have a main water line buried in your yard. The main service line is an underground pipe that connects your water meter to the city’s water main. This is how water gets into the home (unless you have a private well). You also have a separate sewer line that transports water-dissolved solids and wastewater into the sewer. 

Sometimes, these pipes spring a leak. Although the water authority handles leaking water lines on the street side of the meter, many homeowners are surprised to find that yard line water leaks between the meter and their home is the homeowner’s responsibility. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to test if there is a leak in your main line. To do so, turn off the main water valve to your home, often found in the basement or garage, if your home was built on a slab. If the water meter continues to run even when water access to the home is shut off, there’s a good chance your main service line has a leak. You can also check along the street curb for signs of water, including puddles and wet spots in the asphalt. Main line leaks generally occur at the fittings or junctions where one type of pipe connects to another.

Irrigation Line Installation and Repair

When it comes to maintaining a lush, green lawn, irrigation is a big help. In San Bernardino, California, home and business owners are allowed to use irrigation on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. on permitted days. It’s important to make sure your irrigation system is working as it should so that you don’t miss the tight usage window. JIG PLUMBING can help with that. We offer irrigation line repairs throughout much of the County of San Bernardino. If you don’t have irrigation but are considering it, you can call 844-899-9054 to get more information.