Leak around water main valve

Tonight I just noticed water seeping up from around the pipe coming out of the ground to the water main valve to the house. What is the typical repair cost for something like this?
Rich
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Rich,
The section of pipe must be dug up so you can see the problem. Without knowing the problem it's hard to predict the repair cost.
Dave M.
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I don't know cost but I'm assuming you live in a warm climate or the pipe would not be exposed as it comes out of the ground. I had a similar problem with roots breaking the sprinkler system manifold right by the house foundation, causing water to saturate the ground there. This was in Arizona, which is famous for expansive soil. The saturated soil expanded and caused my exterior walls to shift and crack. I had 1/2 inch cracks where the exterior walls pulled away from interior walls. I wouldn't put off getting it repaired if you live where you have such soil. By the way, no insurance company that I know of will cover any settling damage to walls. Their policies usually say that any settling of walls, etc. is not covered even if the cause of the damage would have been a covered item.
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This is Turtle.
Here we have the cheapest plumbers in the U.S. and it would run about $65.00 to dig it up and put a splicer on it or run a new water line in PVC from the street to the house [ about 100 ft. ] and including pipe of a cost of about $400.00. Everywhere else is up from here.
TURTLE
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Rich wrote:

Where I live, in the Greater Toronto Area, I had this problem about 20 years ago. I called the town and they repaired the leak for free.
Peter H
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