@Noel_S , as per your post:
- “We’ve hired an engineering company to advise us…and $4,000 later they’ve built models of our system and are recommending a looping of the system which they project will easily solve the water pressure problems.”
My Husband and I purchased a Turn Around MHP approximately three years ago.
This MHP springs leaks constantly. In 2015 we spent $4,300 on fixing water leaks. This amount does not include the increased water bills.
Thus, approximately three years ago we received a quote from a Licensed Plumber for approximately $79,000 to replace just the WATER LINES with meters in the MHP:
- Total Lots: 65 Lots
- Total Acreage: 11.9 Acres
The $79,000 quote was for Water (No Sewer):
- Digging All Lines
- All Lines
- All Water Shutoffs
- All Meters
This MHP is in the South, so the depth of the water lines is not as deep as would be required in the North.
This Licensed Plumber is a one man show who has replaced water lines in a MHP before.
This Licensed Plumber is a good plumber with good rates.
We have had lots of other Plumbers who have not been so good.
Three years ago we even had a Licensed Engineer create drawings to replace the lines.
The Licensed Engineer said that replacing water lines was similar to installing a giant irrigation system.
The Licensed Engineer did advise that we connect all the water lines and have separate shut off values (looping of the system).
We also did find on the City Water’s Website a list of “Approved” Contractors that did Small and Large Water Projects.
One of our friends (who is also a Licensed Engineer and does new subdivision utilities for a living) said that we should loop the water system.
We wish you the very best!