hey there....few days ago i noticed that there is always a patch of water in
the lawn. i think i have a broken pipe or soemthing.....how do i find out where
the leak is coming from without digging up the whole yard?
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One way to check to see if you actually have a leak is to turn off all
water then monitor your water meter, assuming you have one. Check it an
hour later and if it has moved then you have a leak. If it hasn't moved
you don't have a leak, just a low spot with accumulated water. If you
do have a leak you are just going to have to start digging.
Don in Tracy, Calif.
A little more information would be helpful.
Is the patch of ground wet *all* the time? Look at your water meter when
the sprinkler system is off to see if it's moving.
When the sprinkler system is on, are there any particular zones that show a
diminished output from any of the sprinkler heads? If so, which zone(s) and
Are you sure it's not a leaking valve? Sometimes grass will grow over valve
Finally, are you sure it's one of your sprinkler system lines and not the
main water supply line to your house?
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