Water Line Installations

WATER LINE INSTALLATIONS

The classic rule-of-thumb procedure for avoiding cold-weather damage to water pipe is "bury it deep." If water lines are located below the lowest level of frost penetration—five to six feet or more in many cold region locales—they should be safe from freezing.

Most homeowners insurance policies will not cover water line breaks unless a line has undergone sudden, significant damage. For example, if you dig in your yard and accidentally damage the water line running from your meter, repairs and cleanup may be covered.