Saving You Time & Money On Your Water Main Replacement!

For residents of Victoria and the rest of Lower Vancouver Island, a water main replacement can be quite the undertaking. Landscaping & driveways are a consideration, as well as time and cost. HomeWise Plumbing & Drainage can advise you of the best method of repair or replacement of an existing water main. While the installation of a new water service where none existed does require a trench, we can perform a water main repair without extensive digging. Save money and protect your property by calling the experienced professionals at HomeWise Plumbing & Drainage.

Do I Have A Broken Water Line?

A phone call from the CRD is often the first sign of a leaking water main or a broken water line. This is because a broken water main can go unnoticed until spring or summer, when the snow melts and the ground dries out a bit. There are multiple symptoms that could indicate a broken or leaking water line, and it's a good idea to keep an eye out for these signs.

  • Higher-than-normal water bill
  • Low water pressure
  • Blocked aerator
  • Sound of running water, generally louder where the main enters the house
  • Wet or mushy area in the yard, which never seems to dry up, even on sunny days
  • All water in the home is off and the meter is still moving.

Some of the above symptoms can also point to problems other than a broken water line, but HomeWise Plumbing can help you sort that out, too. For your water main maintenance or replacement needs, and all your other plumbing or drainage woes, HomeWise Plumbing's experienced technicians have got you covered.

Typical Water Main Replacement Costs

The average water main replacement is around 50' in length. Typical costs for different methods of replacement vary from a few thousand dollars for a traditional open-trench replacement across open ground, to double the cost for an open-trench replacement across a driveway. At 50', trenchless technology allows us to perfom a water main replacement for somewhere between these two figures, but after around 75' in length, a trenchless water main replacement will almost always save you money, regardless of the obstacles.

About Trenchless Watermain Repair

  • Less expensive after about 75 feet.
  • Always faster than traditional open-trench replacement.
  • Lower environmental impact.
  • Less invasive for your landscaping or driveway.
  • Works only for replacement or repair of existing water main.

For fast, professional main water line services in Victoria, Westshore, Sooke, and surrounding area, you can count on HomeWise Plumbing. Our team is extensively versed in water main replacement, repairs and maintenance. Book an appointment with HomeWise and a licensed, qualified technician will provide a thorough assessment and free estimate of the needed repairs or replacement.