Private Water Service Problems

Town's Responsibility

The town is responsible for the portion of the water service connection that extends from the street main to the shut off at the property line. 
 Service Ownership


Property Owner's Responsibility

The property owner is responsible for the portion that extends from the property line to the dwelling. The cost of owner’s pipe replacement varies depending upon:
  • Length of the service
  • Type of terrain (driveway or lawn)
  • Unusual plumbing configuration that might exist inside of the house

Licensed Contractors

The Water Department can provide you with a list of contractors that are licensed to do the work. The contractors should be able to provide you with a good estimate of the cost.