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Old 12-06-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Washburn, TN eventually)
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I just bought 5.5 acres in Washburn. I live in FL and so look forward to moving out to this land before long, but I'm clueless about the costs of drilling a well and placing a septic tank.
What is the average cost for these in that area? I need to budget so I'm looking for just a ball park figure to prepare for it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Banana Republic, LA
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I'm thinking it would cost about 10k for both. But I really don't know for sure. There's a lady on here that drills for water wells, so if she sees this post she could give you a better idea of the cost, with the general location. I think a well would average 6 to 7k.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Washburn, TN eventually)
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Thank you very much! That gives me a good idea of what to expect.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: the hills of TN!
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We just finally got our septic finished a few weeks ago. We are in a really rural, east TN county, but there was still a process to go thru: get the septic permit (right now they are $350 in our county), take the permit to the county and get a building permit ($50); go to the electric company for the power pole stuff. It all has to be done in a certain order, but I can't find my notes right now. The electric did get put in first.

We used a local contractor for the septic, and the cistern. He started the first hole last spring and then the drought broke and it rained and rained. He finally finished the septic about a month ago, and got the cistern finished last weekend. I don't really expect any more rain now that all the holes are filled and we need to fill the cistern.

We are on a good sized hill, and all the neighbors have gone down about 600 feet before hitting water. That is estimated right now at about $10,000 for the well. So we decided to go with capturing rainwater into a cistern. The cistern was about $1,500 complete with tank, pump, and electric.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Washburn, TN eventually)
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Thanks so much for that post Sassy. That is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. I appreciate it :-)
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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Look up [url=http://www.sampleswelldrilling.com]Samples Well Drilling[/url]
The web site has a lot of info on it and contact them to anwser your questions.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: PA
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I'm also moving to a 5.5 ac property in Washburn. Cant wait to be there. Does anyone know who is good at cisterns?
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