What to Expect During City Sewer Hook-Up

If you are building a new home or business, you have lots of important decisions to make, but one of these is whether you will use a septic system or invest in city sewer hook-up. City sewer hook-up is not available in all areas, so you will have to find out if this is an option. If it is, it can be significantly cheaper than having to install and maintain your own septic system.

City sewer hook-up is still not a cheap process. The national average is about three thousand dollars. The cost is generated by the cost of the piping per foot, the cost of the trenching (which can vary depending on the depth and length of the needed trench), a backflow preventer, sewer cleanout, and the hookup itself. If you are building a new building, the cost of your city sewer hook-up may be included in the construction cost.

If you are completing a city sewer hook-up for an existing home, other added costs can include the cost to remove existing landscaping or hardscaping, any cost to decommission an existing septic system by pumping it out and filling it with sand, among other costs. If you are a single-family homeowner, you should expect to incur the cost yourself. If you have a duplex, the cost may be split between property owners. Generally, if you have a townhome or condo, the cost of city sewer hook-up would be covered by HOA fees or shared amongst the property owners.