Water line leaks are not always evident. However, some signs that a leak may exist include the presence of water in the yard or street, very low water pressure, and/or an unexplained high water bill. If you think your water line is leaking, call your water service provider Missouri - American Water Company. The water company will send an inspector to confirm and locate the leak.
If you have a confirmed leak, contact the County Water Service Line Repair Program office at 615-8420 to obtain an application (or the water company may provide an application). The County will solicit bids or quotes from participating licensed plumbers and will pay the plumber directly for the repair. Remember that the water company may not confirm any leaks on the inside of the house, nor does the program pay for leaks or repairs necessary on the inside of the house.
If you have an emergency water line break, call a licensed plumber to repair the leak. The plumber will verify that the repair is an emergency and will relieve the immediate emergency situation. The homeowner should apply to the program on the next business day. The County will negotiate directly with the plumber any approved emergency repair fees and may request bids or quotes if additional work is needed.