- May 6, 2016
You know why their pipes crack. Because they bury them with 2" of cover (literally). Saw this just yesterday on a new pipe crossing the road. I actually can see the tops of some pipes exposed in some other areas. These were installed by Corraplata not the users.They're fixing a pipe in the Callejon, too, because many people don't have water. Sounds like a big part of the problem are old, cracked pipes(?).
All water pipe should be at least 18" of cover - All it takes is a truck running over a rock atop the pipe ditch and bloooey - you have a repair needed.
As a rough guess I bet 35% of all water pumped is lost through leaks.