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Old 03-14-2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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Looking at a place that has a co op water line on other side of county road, in your experience would it be cheaper to get to that water than drill a well? Or has anyone been in a similar situation and have a general cost for me?

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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Don't have any idea what the cost would be, but remember, with a well you don't have a monthly water bill.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:54 AM   #3
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In my county if the road is gravel than you can cut it. Thats cheap. If its paved you have to bore under it. I just bored one the other day and it was a total of 80' and I paid 2k.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:59 AM   #4
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What size is the pipe you are wanting to put under the road?
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:02 AM   #5
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What size is the pipe you are wanting to put under the road?


Hadnít gotten that far yet, didnít figure it was up to
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:03 AM   #6
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I did a road bore and new meter a few years back and it was right around $3k.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:04 AM   #7
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When I bored we cased with 4" Pvc and I ran a 2" waterline thru it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:06 AM   #8
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I’d ask the county if the road can be cut vs boring. Also, who does the tap on the water line? The co-op may require it to be done by them. How much do they charge? Don’t forget that you have to have a backflow preventer. How long will it take to get a permit to do the tap and how much does that cost? Do you need engineered drawings? Lots of info needed from the county before you can really begin to compare costs. Every county is different as well.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:07 AM   #9
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The average going rate like posted above is $25-$35 per foot
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:53 PM   #10
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:13 PM   #11
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When you start getting bids ask about wait time, don't know about where you are but out here boring crews are booked 2-3 weeks out and the list keeps growing.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:31 PM   #12
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Who do i even need to call about getting a price? The county?


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Old 03-14-2019, 11:35 PM   #13
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Start with whoever is in control of water meters in your area.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:24 AM   #14
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Dirt or paved road?

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Old 03-15-2019, 07:39 AM   #15
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Who do i even need to call about getting a price? The county?


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Whoever owns that water line you're trying to tap into will have all the answers to your questions.

I'd start with them.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:48 AM   #16
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:52 AM   #17
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The utility will probably do the work for you-- and will quote you ahead of time.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:58 AM   #18
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City of Dickinson is changing me 3k on a house I'm building
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:13 AM   #19
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I had to bore under a creek for my water line. The guy charged me $1,500. That was his minimum.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:14 AM   #20
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Where is this located? Contact the water system. They should have you fill out an application for service and if like you say a bore is needed it will be a non-standard service. The water system will determine what will be required to provide you service and a cost to provide service. Once you pay the tap installation fee and other costs such as a bore required to provide you service the system will put you on a list to have the tap installed. Once you have paid to have the tap installed the time it take depends on how many taps they are putting in and the weather.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #21
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:08 PM   #22
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Boring will be cheaper than a well.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:59 PM   #23
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Yea talked to the water company. 3700 for a meter and 17.50 per foot for the bore.

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Old 03-15-2019, 07:30 PM   #24
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17.50 a foot sounds reasonable....the 3700 for a meter sounds like your water company is as bad as ours. I can't understand the cost of a meter being so high.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:58 PM   #25
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I used to bore 2” lines under roads all the time for the phone company. All the equipment can be rented at ditchwitch and it’s easy to do. Just sayin. Is this a private road, county road or city?
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:46 PM   #26
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I used to bore 2Ē lines under roads all the time for the phone company. All the equipment can be rented at ditchwitch and itís easy to do. Just sayin. Is this a private road, county road or city?


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Old 03-15-2019, 09:51 PM   #27
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I just had a meter set and it cost $250.00 I bought an existing water tap for $500 A new tap is $1500. My road is dirt... so they just trench and cover it up.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:08 PM   #28
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This is what I was going to do. County was going to charge a "membership fee" of $2500 plus new tap at $1500 and then $3500 to bore under the road.

My other option was just get a new meter for the tap that already goes to my place just coming from a different side and pipe is under road but meter is on other side of the road. But the cost for this is only $350 so that's the route I am going.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:25 PM   #29
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I have a well, and I'd take that any day over community water. I've had this well 25 years, it's given very little trouble, only a couple of pressure switches over the years.
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