Graphic: the water system

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 

Getting the water from its source to your house

Utlities generally replace the water service line if there is a need — a broken pipe, for example — but only up to the edge of a homeowner's property. In most communities, individuals are expected to pay for the cost of replacing the pipes from the edge of the property line into their homes.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop research
Graphic by Alissa Scheller and Barry Gordemer, Investigative Reporting Workshop