When towns and cities make municipal water and sewer service available, many home owners wonder if they should convert their private well and septic systems. There are definitely pros and cons to either scenario.
For many people, it’s nice to be able to finally tap into the convenience of the town water supply. Especially if you’re in an area prone to drought and if you’ve experienced problems with your well going dry. Of course the drawback is that you have to pay for that water each month. Plus towns sometimes restrict water usage during the summer which can adversely affect your lawn and gardens.
Still, town water may be cheaper in the long run if you’ve had to replace your well pump due severe electrical storms, or if you’ve had to “frack” your well because of frequent problems. Town water is tested frequently and is generally free of impurities and bacteria that can sometimes be found in private water supplies.
In New Hampshire, about half of the residents get their water from a municipal water supply. Realtors often consider it an advantage in selling a home that is connected to municipal water.
Town sewer connection is a service that many people consider valuable. While it’s true that merely 35% of New Hampshire residents are hooked up to a waste water management system, some locales are beginning to offer this service to residents and businesses.
Because many people have septic systems that are more than a decade old, it can be prudent to spend the money switching to a public sewer system since the cost is typically about half the price of a brand new septic system. Plus you’ll also need an approved, licensed septic design prior to installing a new septic which add to the price tag.
If you decide to convert to town water and sewer, you can count on Sarette Excavation to handle the entire process for you. There’s no need to call a plumber, though we’re happy to work with yours! We’re able to streamline and manage the work flow easily since we carry all required licenses and we have the experience to get the job done quickly. So give us a call with any questions you might have about town water and sewer hook ups–we’re here to help!