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drhowarddrfine 07-27-2007 09:01 AM

Continuous water flow into sump
 
All of a sudden, this morning, I noticed a continuous, fairly heavy flow of water into my sump. It's been dry the last week or so and, normally, no water would flow into it at all except when it rains. The ground outside around the house is dry and I don't hear any running water anywhere else. Does anyone have a clue what could be happening?

I do not notice a drop in water pressure. My backyard neighbor does have a pool. I put my hand in the water but do not smell chlorine. Looking at it over the fence, I don't see it draining down.

EDIT: So here it is, almost an hour later, and the water has slowed to a trickle, went back to heavy, and slowed to a trickle again, but should be dry.

bigMikeB 07-27-2007 07:28 PM

Turn off you water at the main valve coming into the house and look at the meter and see if it is moving. Also put some color dye in your toilets and flush, you may have a leaking pipe under your slab.

drhowarddrfine 07-28-2007 08:11 AM

About an hour after my last edited post, it stopped. Haven't a clue what happened. Thanks for those ideas, though.

bigMikeB 07-28-2007 09:20 AM

Keep an eye on it you could have a waste water leak that is pooling under your slab and overflowing for some reaso n afterward, like when water from a shower pan leaks into the ceiling during a shower and comes out much later.


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