Hi all — long time lurker, first time poster.
We moved into a house in October and I’m having trouble figuring out the water taps in the backyard. The problem is none of them work!
I’ve found one water outlet underneath a shrub but when you turn the handles no water. Same goes for another freestanding tap closer to the house. A tap attached to the house works fine.
I’ve found the mains switch out the front of the house, but it seems there must be another shutoff valve somewhere else that dictates the two taps in the backyard. I’ve done a visual check of small shrubs etc to see if i could find it, but the backyard is an area alone of some 800 sq metres so it could be anywhere.
Option might be to get a cheapie metal detector and follow the pipe from the tap that isn’t working and see where it leads to.
Before I call in a plumber does anyone know whether ACTEW would have a pipe map that one can buy? I’m certain you can buy one for the street, but don’t know if they would keep records for each property?
Other than that, it might be a job for a plumber to call up and help.