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Question DetailsAsked on 12/30/2016

Im looking to buy a 5accor lot in green accors homosassa i need the coast amount for doing a sewer well and septic

And would like to put a used cheep trailer if I can find one but first needs to have sewer septic and well ???? No idea how much it coasts to have this done????

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Each lot is different - especially if you are on rock rather than deep sediment, or if the water table is high (a problem for septic) or low (a deeper well situation).

You need to be talking to local Well and Pump contractors about the well situation, and Septic contractors or a civil engineer dealing in septic designa dn approval (in most areas it has to be designed by and inspected and approved by a private engineer, as well as commonly the local building department or county health department inspector.

Might also help to ask neighbors what they paid - but bear in mind each case is unique, and their memory might not be real accurate either. I remember one area near me where a lot buyer asked quite a few neighbors what they paid and all said maybe about $10,000 total for well and septic - turned out each one had paid over $25,000 and some over $40,000 because the bedrock was very shallow and there was surface infiltration perched water table on top of it so all septic had to be an advanced raised-mound bove-ground system, but the wells (which had to get below that contaminated perched runoff water level) went hundreds to as much as 1000 feet to get an acceptable amount of water for a house. Not one of them had told the truth because each was embarrased that they had succumbed to low initial ballpark estimates, then were told during construction that major increases were necessary to get a system that would pass inspection.

For most of Florida, if not in a water conservation district like say the Everglades area or the saltwater intrusion areas of Miami or Tampa or St Augustine or some other cities, and assuming at least 10-15 feet or more to water table and bedrock in your area, something in the $3-5,000 range for septic and $2,000-3,000 for well and pump system is would where I would expect your cost to be, but in some cases more in the $10-20,000 range occurs, and up into the $40-50,000 range in very rare cases - though with 5 acres to deal with unless in an area where water withdrawals or traditional septic system are prohibited I would expect something below $10,000 in all probability.

You can find some ballpark prices in the Home > Septic Tank and Home > Well and Pump categories in Browse Projects, at lower left. Oops - Well and Pump disappeared - might have been lumped into Plumbing ? Or might still exist - try putting Well in as a keyword in the Ask box to find related questions with respones.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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