Darren Abraham filed the claim in small claims court.
He alleges that in April, a city employee provided incorrect information over the phone.
Abraham said a contractor he hired dug for hours in vain.
It was later discovered that the pipe was actually 3.5 metres west of the water main, not east.
Abraham claimed a city insurer refused to cover his costs that included digging in the wrong area as well as landscaping to repair the ground work.
The City of Kamloops has yet to file a statement of defence.
The allegations have not been proven in court. (Kamloops This Week)