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Connect home with septic and well to public sewage and water?

We are interested in an old home. It has septic and well. If we buy it can we connect it to public sewage and water later? How expensive is it? Public sewage and water is now available in the neighborhood.
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January 31 2013 - Mc Lean
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It is very costly to do the switch...I live in an old home and enjoy my well water and septic setup quite a bit. Less taxes to pay!
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February 01 2013
First of all contact the city to see the cost of the permits they may have worked with other plumbers so ask for the names of some companies, if you do not know any plumbers.  Sometimes they will not want to give any names, other times they give you a few, it varies from city to city.  Then obtain at least 2 estimates of the work that needs to be done.  You do not say how far is your home from the street, but the price will vary according to the distance to the curb.
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February 01 2013
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So sounds like it is possible. Sewer is the more difficult than taping public water, I assume?
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February 01 2013
If public sewage and water has been made available you should contact a plumber to get a quote. You will probably refrain from using the septic tank completely and install plumbing that will tap into the sewer line, etc. The cost will depend heavily on how far your property is from the street, whether you are on a slab or raised foundation and a number of other variables. You should also contact the city to find how much will the permit be and what the process is.
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