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Koko, Home Buyer in Gaithersburg, MD

convert private well water supply to public water possible?

Asked by Koko, Gaithersburg, MD Tue Oct 13, 2009

Is that possible to convert a private well water supply to public water? How much does it cost?

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This depends, too, on the location of the home. In some communities, public water and sewer are just not available at the street. Homes in those communities can only use well water and septic systems. Testing is available and, generally, the water is just fine. And it's free!
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Usually when a municipality or water company makes water available to a certain area, all residents are required to hook up to that supply. Prices are set by the the entity providing access so they vary from town to town.

Often when a home is located a distance from other homes, it is not cost effective for the town or water company to run lines.

Contact municipal officials to find out if connecting is possible and how much it will cost.

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 13, 2009
Absolutely! The main question is whether there is public water in the street by the home you're looking into. In terms of cost, my understanding is that it can run anywhere from $2000-10000. Some things that may affect the cost include distance from the street to the house, who is responsible for the hookup in the street, the amount of township fees, etc. The best way to figure this out (because it really is a wide range) is to contact the municipality. Also, I'd consult with a plumber, who would be the expert on this one. (If you don't have a plumber, I'd be happy to recommend one to you.)
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