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Question DetailsAsked on 11/22/2013

My home is connected to an old septic tank, what should I pay a plumber to connect to the City Sewage Line

This is an older home built in the 1940's, it's block with a subterranean crawl space under the home.
The home has always been connected to a septic tank in the back yard.
The home only has one kitchen sink, dishwasher, one bathroom sink, one shower, one toilet
Also, a line would need to be run from the new main drain beneath the home inside the house for a washing machine connect as there is no drain for a washer inside the house or cold/hot water for a washing machine.

The distance from the center of the subterannean area of the home to the street where the City of Miami Sewage lines are located is approximately 60 feet.

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To be more precise , We would need to know the distance from your home

to the main sewer lateral , as well as the depth of the sewer lateral ,

although being in Miami Fla. , it is probably no more than 6 feet, but that is just a quess.

Wish I could be more Helpful !

Answered 7 years ago by BentheBuilder


How deep is the line? I'm guessing you have a lot of sand and not much rock which should ease digging. Do you have clay pipe or cast iron? It will have to be converted at some point in the system. Every part of the country is different in pricing and requirements. The only way to get an accurate estimte is to call local plumbers. Most areas require removal of the old septic system when connecting to the city service. That will add a couple thousand dollars (at least) to the cost by itself. On the low end figure $3000 on up to $7-8000. It could even be as high as $10,000 including pumping the sewage and removing the existing system. This is one of those things that can't be estimated very accurately without being seen by a local contractor/plumber.

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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