· RIP 1959-2015
Moved main panel (and upgraded to 200 amp) to detached garage, near cold water hose bib. Placed 2 ground rods at location. When inspector (California) came to sign off on underground (ran 125 amp back to house new sub panel) he mentioned that the CWB needed to be run from one of the ground rods to the hose bib (3 feet from rod). I clearly discussed this for a few minutes with him, telling him that I would be replacing the 10 inch piece of the water pipe going into the wall as well as the leaking hose bib. He was very clear that this pipe was to be bonded.
I wish I had recorded our conversation. Now, when he comes out for a final inspection on the panel, he tells me "No, I did not tell you to bond to this water pipe. You have to run the wire all the way to the front of the house, to the main water line". Even the old service panel which is at the back of the house is not bonded to the front yard water line. It is bonded to the hose bib at the back of the house.
Buy your inspector a code Book.
It is not up to you to ground the main service properly unless you're the one who installed it.