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New Water Mains/Service
Before you can start with new water mains planning and service, you have to realize that in most places, you need a plumbing permit to replace your water supply pipe. In fact, you need a permit before you ever even cut into it. If you want to know more, you can contact your local building authorities
What is the water main?
The water company that services your home has a large pipe somewhere that is referred to as the water main. It can upwards of 6 inches in diameter, and it is somewhere in the alley or the street. The smaller pipe then carries the water from the water main to your property. This is called a gooseneck. This is where you get the water from your water supply company.
Questions that you have to be aware of
Before you can ever consider new water mains planning and service, you need to have a few questions answered. If you cannot answer yes to these questions, you may need professional help for water mains planning.
- Do you have planning permission – Are you even able to arrange a new water main legally?
- Do you know your type of development and your site layout – You cannot plan a new water main if you do not know where to find it. This will determine what is possible in your area or what might not be possible.
- Do you know where to connect to an existing water main – Remember that you need to make sure that your water main connects to an already existing water main from your water company. Without it, you will not have any access to water.
Remember that even AFTER the installation, you may still need approval from a local authority. This is another reason why you want to make sure that everything is done in accordance with the local authorities and you are not doing anything that could otherwise damage the water or the surrounding mains in your area.
Not something that you should take for granted
It is important to remember that the water that you and your family members drink, bathe in, and use to cook food with comes from the water main. Installation or maintenance is not something that an amateur should be doing. Instead, you can rely on professional help for water mains planning from Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. That way, you know everything is done right the first time around.
Hire only renowned and professional contractors like Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing for the job