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Sap, Home Buyer in 91360

Is one required to convert a septic tank into sewer connection on the street in the 91360 and 91362 area codes? What would the cost be approximately?

Asked by Sap, 91360 Wed May 5, 2010

We are looking to put in an offer on a property ,which has a septic tank and we are worried about the cost to do that.

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Renee Delgado’s answer
I would speak with the Thousand Oaks planning departments. It is usually not a requirement to change a septic into a sewer system, however, if the septic is damaged, you may need to fix or replace it which can cost anywhere between 5k-15k. At the high end of that, it would most likely be financially wise to just go ahead and run the sewer lines, although, that may take a lot more time to get the required authorization.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 21, 2013
Generally, a public sewer connection is not necessay unless the septic tank is significantly damaged and/or poses a health risk. Maybe the distribution field is obstructed. The minimum cost to connect (and safely abandon the septic tank) is $6,000.00.

A septc tank and leach field inspection should be performed before you move forward.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 11, 2011
The City of Thousand Oaks, Public Works Dept., is in the business of planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining the public infrastructure and services – roads, water and sewer systems, public buildings, emergency preparedness, traffic signals, and street cleaning that support the health, safety, and quality of life. Be sure to attend the Public Works Awareness Week May 18-20.

Contact information:
Public Works Department: (805) 449-2400
Municipal Service Center: (805) 449-2499
Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant: (805) 449-2480
I have an excellent plumber to refer you to for an estimate.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 6, 2010
Hello Sap,

You will need to speak with the Cities Planning Department. They will be able to disclose any requirements to you as well as the process you will have to follow. If you do submit an offer on the property that is accepted I recommend that you hire a licensed company to inspect the septic tank and to give you an estimate on the cost of removing the tank and connecting to the sewer. You will want to complete these inspections during your due dilligence period before you remove your contingencies. Speak with your Realtor as they will be able to explain the due dilligence period and help you set a game plan. Good luck!

Matt
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