dave_63, Home Buyer in Red Lion, PA

how much should i expect to pay for utlities ( elect, water, sewer ) install, for vacant wooded lot in Essex Md. 21221.

Asked by dave_63, Red Lion, PA Mon Dec 9, 2013

Public water are available at street. New home would be built approx. 75 ft. from road. The land is flat and may need grinder pump for sewer. Just looking for a rough estimate as I realize all the different variables that may come up for vacant land. Also how much does a land perc test cost. Thanks!

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Larry Snyder, Agent, Lutherville, MD
Mon Dec 9, 2013
As always the answer depends on the situation you are dealing with. Is the lot part of a subdivision or is it an out parcel. If it is part of a subdivision then it is probably less costly to hook-up to these utilities because they were probably partically installed to a point where the distance is closer to the home site than in a larger lot with runs further from the home site. In the case of electricity being run to the home site from a transformer box the supply line will be buried - thus a trench will be need to be dug. In the case of an out lot: the electricity will just be strung from the electric pole to the house. Get an estimate from BG & E. Likewise with water except that you should contact a plumber.
With sewer it depends on whether the home site is elevated enough for a gravity feed or perhaps a grinder pump is needed. Check a utility contractor.
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Jessica Hood…, Agent, Gambrills, MD
Mon Dec 9, 2013
Hi Dave,

I'd start with the county on the procedures for hook-up. They should be able to give you pricing or refer you to a good contractor. Electric, as mentioned below would be through BGE 1-800-685-0123.
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Robert McArt…, Agent, Fallston, MD
Mon Dec 9, 2013
I would contact BGE and let them know the approximate square footage of the home. They should give you a rough idea concerning GAS, Electric. Concerning the Perk Test, contact Baltimore County to see if you need a wet season test done. If so you need to get on the list to be scheduled. The inspector needs to be there as the test is being completed. Some contractors cost anywhere from $400 to $600 depending the location, etc. GOOD LUCK!!
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