A well and septic system can be expensive, but it is an important investment. This blog post has all the information you need to know about how much it costs to put in a well and septic system. It will give you a breakdown of how much different parts of the installation cost, as well as what factors might influence your price.
From there, we’ll talk about some ways that you can save money on installing these systems for your home or business!
What is a well and septic system
A well and septic system is a water treatment system that collects, stores, and treats wastewater onsite .
This includes the collection of wastewater from toilets, sinks, showers, dishwashers, clothes washers and other sources in order to treat it before releasing it into the environment or onto land.
The process of treating this wastewater involves several steps: firstly collecting it in a tank called an “inlet manhole,” then pumping it to another tank called a “septic tank” where solids are separated from liquids by gravity or flotation; these solids are later removed as sludge.
Next the liquid enters an aerobic zone where bacteria break down organic matter; finally effluent (treated water) leaves the septic tank through pipes which enter a leach field.
How Much Does It Cost to Put in a Well and Septic System
The cost of a well and septic system will vary depending on the size of your home, location and which company you use.
However, as a ballpark estimate in most areas where there is ample ground water supply to meet residential demand for drinking water, it can cost about $15-45 per foot for drilling into bedrock with a well casing down to an average depth of 100 feet. The total price often includes construction costs (roughly 50%), equipment/fees (roughly 25%), installation expenses (around 20%) and other charges like property taxes or permits that will depend on local ordinances.
Sometimes it can be cheaper than putting in an entirely new well as there may not need to be excavation for access, just demolition of old pipes.
Hiring a Pro vs. a DIY Construction
The biggest difference between the two is that you can save money by doing it yourself.
However, if there’s an issue with your plumbing or septic system later on, not only will you have to fix it (which means paying for a professional plumber), but also any damage caused during installation of the new one.
Alternatively, hiring a pro saves the hassles and time spent on repairs in addition to potentially costing less than DIY construction – depending on how much work you’re willing to do.
Plus, since they are professionals who know what they’re doing at all times and are licensed by their governing bodies like state governments or city councils; installing your own well may be more difficult without proper training and supervision.
Well and Septic Installation Process
The process starts with preparing to drill a well by taking soil samples for analysis; hiring an independent contractor licensed in your area of installation that can also provide engineering assistance as needed; locating the perfect spot to drill based on desired water level depth (wells should be at least 500-600 feet from any source of contamination).
Next you need to get permits from local municipality and county offices – which is dependent upon what type of system will be used: conventional septic or aerobic system. You’ll then work closely with engineers and permitting agencies during this time period, working out all last minute details before finally getting started on construction!
Excavation begins on the area where the septic tank will be located. The tank should be at least 12 inches below ground level, and elevated on a concrete slab which is sized according to the number of bedrooms in your home.
The septic system pipes are then laid out over this area – they must extend several feet beyond the outer limits of your lot line (or about 100-200 ft) in order to avoid contamination from other sources: for instance, lawn fertilizers or herbicides that could make their way into drain fields during heavy rain fall seasons.
Finally, you’ll need an inspection before water can be discharged into your new well & septic system! This process takes anywhere from one day up to two weeks depending upon what type of permit was given by local county offices.
Should I buy a house with well and septic system
This is a common question asked by many prospective homebuyers. Knowing how much it will cost to install a well and septic system can help you determine if the location is right for your family or not.
The average price of installing a household-sized water supply typically ranges from $13,000-$15,000 without any additional expenses such as concrete work or landscaping; this includes drilling deep enough into an aquifer to extract groundwater (deep wells) or tapping into surface sources through traditional shallow boreholes.
A house with both onsite wastewater disposal via tankless treatment unit and central heating/cooling systems are higher in price: these start at around 27K before installation costs – but prices vary depending on materials used & contractor rates).