I am installing an underground waterline for irrigation by tapping into the home water line. Since I have well water I don't have a water meter. However, I would like to install a simple but accurate water meter (or similar type device) in the basement before the line exits the house so that I have peace of mind that there isn't a break in the water supply between my house and the garden faucet 160 feet away. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

  • Not VTC, but I think the question should be rephrased to ask about the actual problem, which is detecting a break in the outdoor water line. Generally, post the problem, not your proposed solution. Apr 29, 2021 at 14:52

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A definite solution to monitoring your line for leaks would be to install a meter.

If you google "water meter", you'll get a list of all different types.

Here is one I found after a quick search:

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I'm not endorsing this product and have no affiliation with the company.

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    I would add a shutoff prior to the meter incase of problems in the future. That is a good price.
    – Ed Beal
    Apr 14, 2021 at 13:44

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