Leak in Copper line between meter and house
I discovered a leak between the water meter and the house. A plumber came out, dug up the line. It is a copper line and that had a 'sleeve' over it. He said Electrolysis cause a pin-hole leak. The leak was about two feet from the 'sleeve'. (The area with visible electrolysis was about 8" long)
He 'temporally fixed it by placing a rubber hose with two clamps over the area that was leaking.
He now says the whole line from the meter to the house needs to be replace. The house and line is 28 years old.
My question is can't we cut back to where the line is good and run new line (copper or PVC) to the meter? Or does it need to be replaced.