outside water leak

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Old 05-14-13, 02:10 PM
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outside water leak

Water is leaking from what appears to be an underground pipe onto the driveway. There is wet ground around the area of the leak. Normally, I would think this is a sprinkler leak but it isn't close to a head and there is no wet grass around the head. I want to know if this a a problem to be solved by a plumber or a sprinkler person.
 
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Old 05-14-13, 02:40 PM
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You'll need to determine if it is from the sprinkler or not. Turn off the water to the sprinkler system totally and dig around the area in question. Hopefully it is a broken pipe in that system. Most of the pipes in your house plumbing will be a single line from your house meter directly to your basement/crawlspace where it enters the building for domestic use. Locate the meter and the entrance and draw a straight line. If it isn't in that line, then it is possibly the sprinkler.
 
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Old 05-15-13, 09:05 AM
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We don't have a basement or crawlspace Where else would I look?
 
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Old 05-15-13, 11:24 AM
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It could be the water main coming into the home. I would call the water company hand have them turn off the water to the street. If the bubbling stops then thats what it is. You will then need a plumber.

To know if its sprinkler just turn off the main water shut off in the home or the sprinkler shut off. If the water stops you will know its the sprinkler...
 
 

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