Let me begin by saying that Betsy and I had a wonderful weekend waterfalling in east Tennessee and western North Carolina. We saw several new waterfalls and had a wonderful hike on Friday.
The weather forecast for Saturday night and Sunday was very iffy — there was the possibility of ice, sleet and rain and/or snow. So we decided to come on home Saturday evening instead of traveling on Sunday.
It was after dark when we pulled into the driveway and the first thing we saw was water flowing across the driveway. We both remarked that there must have been a lot of rain, because we hadn’t seen water flowing across the driveway since I built the new wall in the front yard.
When Betsy went to check on her bird feeders on the back deck, she noticed that the deck was dry. She then noticed that we had no water in the house. So, flashlight in hand, I checked the front yard and saw water gushing up through the cover of the water meter.
We called the water utility and a man came out to turn off the water and check the problem. He found a crack in the line leading to the house about three inches on our side of the meter (sigh!).
To make a long story short, our friendly plumbers came by Sunday and fixed the line and turned the water back on. They also told me where I could get the tool to turn off the water at the meter. If I do that, any leaks while we’re gone have to be on the utility’s side!