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Question DetailsAsked on 9/18/2017

House built in 1974. Water line is leaking in front yard near sidewalk and city says it is my problem

Been quoted $2400 fix

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I don't see the question here.

If leaking on "your side" of the termination point - where the utility responsibility ends, which is commonly at the meter (for outside meters) or at the curb stop (shutoff valve ne ar the sidewalk/street in cold areas where meter is indoors), then you responsibility. If leaking on their side (or commonly right at the termination device) their responsibility to fix.

Plumbing is obviously the Search the List category to find a vendor for this service.

Unless the line replacement/repair is in the street (so needs street flagmen, street excavation and repair costs, etc) the $2400 sounds more like a bid for a complete water line repacement to your house than a spot repair - which typically runs in the few hundred $ range for shallow buried lines 9areas with no frost in the ground in winter) to commonly more like $500-750 in normal (3-5' depth burial areas) - up to $750-1000 range in our area where water lines are 10 feet down.

This assumes of course no interference from large trees, buildings, etc - and no repair of lawn or drive or such which might have to be dug up.

If in doubt if you got a reasonable quote, get a couple more from highly-rated plumbers for comparison, but to me if leaing in your yard sounds quite high for a spot repair.

You can also find more previous questions about leak repair issues and costs by putting "water line leak" into the Ask box above - it will pop up several links to previous similar questions.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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