I was wondering how concerned I should be about planting a tree near the main water line into my house. I'm specifically thinking of planting a thornless hybrid mesquite.
I have an area that is approximately 10'-12' wide and maybe 15' long. One side is bordered by my drive way, another by the sidewalk, a third by the walkway to my door and the 4th has the main water line running along it. The center of the tree trunk will be approximately 5'-6' away from the water main.
So my question is, how concerned should I be that the roots might one day cause a rupture in the water main?