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Existing homeowners should be given options for water line size

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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am

My new water meter was installed last year, and for some time now I have noticed that some heads on two of my sprinkler lines aren't popping up. I looked at my latest water bill, which indicated that a 3/4-inch meter was installed. This was confirmed by a Public Works employee.

Since the water lines coming into the house are 1 inch, and my system is predicated upon the gallons per minute delivered by a 1-inch line, it's no wonder that I'm having coverage problems.

To correct the situation, I had to disconnect certain lines and then connect them to others. This was a lot of work and far from an ideal solution, since each line has a different watering time. My question is: Why aren't existing homeowners being given the option of a 1-inch meter?

Alan Goldberg

Lodi

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  • Ed Walters posted at 5:08 pm on Fri, Mar 15, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 527

    Mr. Goldberg : After a zero responce to your letter, perhaps I can answer it. The plumbing contractor will install the water pipe as per instructed by the engineer and then backfilled long before the home owner takes possession. All pipe under a slab floor is 1" copper, no steel or PVC pipe. With 1" PVC leading from the main to the valve at your house where it is adapted to copper. It`s not the size that counts, it`s the pressure behind it. Check your sprinklers, there dirty. 3/4" meter size doesn`t matter, most people haven`t a clue how their water, gas and underground utilities get to their home to begin with. PG&E now installs high pressure plastic pipe at 60 PSI., and did away with low pressure and steel pipe. So now your house is fed by a 1/2" direct buried plastic pipe to the regulator which then down grades the pressure to 8" in water column which feeds your gas stove, heater, gas dryer and any other gas appliances such as a hot tub. Hope that helps[smile]

     

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