How does an empty plot of land get access to water and electricity for a new building or house?

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How does an empty plot of land get access to water and electricity for a new building or house?

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Depends on the area but the majority of the time it’s digging new lines in the land and connecting them to current ones

You have to call the utility companies/city to come connect the land to existing infrastructure. Usually if you have a construction company do it they have a lot of experience working with those people so it’s not too hard to get done.

It depends on zoning. If you’re way out in the sticks, you might be able to get permission for a well/septic system. In most suburban areas, you have to pay to connect to city water/sewer, but the pipes are probably under the road that runs in front of the lot.

Power, Internet, … that’s wires (or fibres). You pay a “construction fee” to get them built from the nearest pole to your house.

Basically empty plots of land that are not near electricity are worth a lot less than ones that are. I know someone that had a cabin that was quite a distance from electricity, over 1km and they had to pay a large sum to the electricity company to run lines to their place.

A drilled well can be added to most properties but the cost is fairly expensive (20k where I live).

We already had electric thankfully but we had to pay a shitload of money for them to run internet out here. It’s pretty much what you’d expect, they dig a long trench to bury a cable that connects your house to whatever the thing on their end is. The longer the trench the more they charge whereas they don’t seem to charge at all if they’re just hooking you up in an established neighborhood

Water is from a well and sewage is septic. power lines are underground here but we still lose power once or twice a week somehow

Looked at one remote house and it would cost about $30k to bring in electricity. The electric company would have to run telephone poles and wires to the house.

If your land is near electric / water / sewer lines, you pay the company that operates those lines for a hookup.

If your land’s not near existing lines, it gets harder. Basically your choices are:

– (a) Do without. If your building’s going to be a shed for storing extra junk or a rustic cabin you visit for a weekend of “roughing it,” you might not need electricity or running water.
– (b) Pay big money to get the company to extend the lines.
– (c) Convince the government to force the company to extend the lines.
– (d) Figure out another way (generators, solar panels, water jugs / bottles, digging a well, a [septic tank](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septic_tank), coolers full of ice for cooling food, candles / lanterns for nighttime lighting, burning wood for cooking / heating, propane heating / stove, primitive [bathroom facilities](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outhouse) with no running water, etc.)