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Leaking under ground pipe what water company says..........cant find a leak . grounds not wet any where no water under the house .how can i find the leak with out a plumber? cant afford one....lol

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This sounds like a joint is leaking just but not enough for the water to surface try digging the main line from the meter to the house be careful not to damage any lines under the ground and mind any gas and electric lines. once you find the water line out of the meter trace it to the house as soon as you start digging into mud your gitting close to the leak. once found remove dirt so that repairs can be made

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