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I have a few acres off the main drag, how do I get power and water to them?

Is this a job for a private contracter or the utility co?
  • December 19 2008 - Knoxville
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The job is for private contractor with city and utility company pre inspection and inspections during progress.
They will have guide lines.
Good luck with your project.
  • February 12 2010
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Utilitiy companies will bring the pole to your property line and you can go underground to your home, or they can drop a pole right next to the house and you go from there.  In AZ, we used to get the first 1000 feet of power for free, from APS.  Now, because of the economy, they charge $25 a foot from the start.  You will have to go to your city or county and pull a permit.  Most Counties have web sites and all the codes are there on the W.W.W.
  • February 03 2009
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probably owner has to bring conduites to the street then either the utilty company will pull ther wire to a termiation can you provided or you pull it gas and electric in different trenches pvc is cheap check this all with your building dept you will need permits or utilty company wont hook up until our signed off
  • January 09 2009
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Your utility companies will most likely have their own contractors do the work.  But first, you'll want to go to your city or county building safety&zoning departments to make sure you can get the necessary permits to have the work done.
  • December 23 2008
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Actually,  the homeowner is usually responsible for situations like this.  In a urban and suburban areas where lots are much smaller usually the utility company will handle the cost of making the connection and sometimes even take care of everything all the way to the meter. In rural areas I have seen it more common that the landowner will be required to run the new service lines within so many feet of the easement then the utility company will make the connections. Your city or county building department will be able to guide you further on this but it is ultimately up to the utility company. Local excavation companies will usually know the requirements of each utility company.  Dont hire a one man show even though it may be cheaper.

depending on which part of the country Gas is traditionaly 18 to 24 inches deep and electric is 36-48 inches deep. while your at it dont forget to run phone and cable TV too.  If you are REALLY far off the road aerial cable  will be cheaper.

  • December 19 2008
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The best solution would be to contact the city firts to let them know what you're doing.  Then I would contact the utility company.  These jobs are for utility companies not private contractors.
  • December 19 2008
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 You have to contact the local municipality.
  • December 19 2008
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