Forum Title: new sewage system
I live in a subdivision of 40+ homes that is about to get a sewage system via the local County. All of us are on septic systems now. I would like to know what to expect in terms of cost to connect to the main lines. We have been told that we need to hire a State Certified Master Plumber to connect to the taps at the main line, get a Building Permit for $45.00, have it inspected after installation by the new Sewer Maintenance Department at a cost of $100.00 each, all at our personal expense. What would be a decent estimate of the cost of material and labor per household for these connections; is it based on cost per foot (to dig the trenches, lay the pipe and connect each end), or time & material? We would like to accept proposals from 3 different companies to do the job for all of us. How do you think the contract should be written, since some have over 200' to install and others only around 50'. Anyone been involved in this situation before? We live in a small Kentucky area of around 25,000 people, but have over a dozen plumbing companies to chose from. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Category: Plumber Post By: BERTHA WALTERS (Racine, WI), 02/04/2016

I live in a subdivision of 40+ homes that is about to get a sewage system via the local County. All of us are on septic systems now. I would like to know what to expect in terms of cost to connect to the main lines. We have been told that we need to hire a State Certified Master Plumber to connect to the taps at the main line, get a Building Permit for $45.00, have it inspected after installation by the new Sewer Maintenance Department at a cost of $100.00 each, all at our personal expense. What would be a decent estimate of the cost of material and labor per household for these connections; is it based on cost per foot (to dig the trenches, lay the pipe and connect each end), or time & material? We would like to accept proposals from 3 different companies to do the job for all of us. How do you think the contract should be written, since some have over 200' to install and others only around 50'. Anyone been involved in this situation before? We live in a small Kentucky area of around 25,000 people, but have over a dozen plumbing companies to chose from. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

- MABEL MORAN (Akron, OH), 09/10/2017

I would charge between 5-10k to connect in the street and run a new lateral less than 100'. Not including any road removals or replacement. Again it is hard to give any sort of accurate bid without seeing the job. I also live in California where politics has made it expensive to do anything.

- WILLARD QUINN (North Richland Hills, TX), 09/14/2017

this is a diy site, contact your local plumbing official and ask if a home owner can install his own sewer line in your jurisdiction . it will be some work, but will save thousands to answer your question, most companies will give you a price per foot to install sewers. what the price is in your area..i dunno get 3 estimates....do not pick the first guy..get estimates do not pay them till the sewer is inspected AND backfilled. job completed before pay walk the ditch. make the smooth the dirt out. or YOU will be doing it with a shovel

- ANITA MENDEZ (Grand Forks, ND), 09/19/2017

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