The City of Titusville Water Resources Department is responsible for maintaining the waterline up to your water meter. The line that goes from the meter to the house is the customer’s responsibility to maintain. Builders in the late 40s through the 60s often installed a galvanized metal pipe from the water meter to the house. After 30 or 40 years, most homeowners with this type of connection replace the pipe because the mineral buildup and corrosion in the pipe can diminish the amount of water able to flow through it, causing low water pressure.
Water lines are also replaced when they are damaged (such as being punctured by improper digging) and begin to leak. A knowledgeable homeowner or a plumber is able to make this type of replacement. The old metal pipe is usually replaced with a PVC pipe, which is also used in newer homes. PVC pipe does not corrode and is not as susceptible to mineral buildup. Other than to change out the old metal pipe, this water line is rarely if ever replaced by homeowners unless there are unusual circumstances that damage or stress the pipe.