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Sewer in the backyard, how much to re-run it?

Discussion in 'Development' started by northfan, 5th Oct, 2015.

  1. northfan

    northfan Member

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    Hi all,

    I am looking at this property hoping to buy. It has private sewer cross the whole backyard all the way to the end then connects to the sewer main. Diagram below.

    http://s21.postimg.org/yaumsrvif/sewer.jpg

    I guess the private sewer connecting the house to the sewer main is going to cause problem if I want to extend the house. My question is how much would it cost to re-run the private sewer so it can be less disruptive for extension and pool? Just after a rough estimation based on your experience. The block is an average sized block in Sydney.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Propagate

    Propagate Well-Known Member

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    We had to replace 30 meters of private sewer pipe in western Sydney a few months back as trees had wrecked the old clay pipe.

    Price was excavate, remove old, re-lay new pvc pipe with all fittings at each end required to reconnect then refill and relay turf. Came to $6500 that was like-for-like location though, not a re-route.
     
  3. northfan

    northfan Member

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    Thanks a lot Propagate!

    I am assuming the private sewer is private, so re-route it won't require approval or at least it should be easy to obtain?
     
  4. Propagate

    Propagate Well-Known Member

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    No worries,. You'd have to check with council regarding re-route, to be honest, I never even thought about needing a permit. I left it to the plumber. I'm guessing a re-route might be a different story though? Probably best to check with the council. PM me if you want my plumbers details, he was cheaper than the other quotes and did a great job, I've used him for a few things since. He's Western Sydney based.