Hope this info helps someone be prepared for a water pipe break.
Apparently some homes in Seattle have a plastic pipe leading to the house that has a “40 year life” according to a member of the city’s Utilities Department.
So check the map here and see if you have a plastic pipe. (Once you do a few clicks through to the map, click on the red pipe line for info.) Then keep a close eye on your water bill and for water in your yard, and be prepared! The homeowner is responsible for the repair.
The city also has a plan that reimburses customers for part of the water expenses once the pipe is repaired and part of the sewer expense as well.
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