CSSi does many sewer connections, particularly in Langford, Sooke, Colwood and on the Saanich Peninsula. Sewer connections include the decommissioning of the existing septic system.
Sewer connections may be gravity from the house to the municipal sewer or they may be pressure systems that require either a grinder or sewage pump in a small pump chamber. Some municipalities such as Langford provide subsidized grinder pumps where they are needed.
How long does the job usually take?
Typically 1 - 2 days including final cleanup and rough landscaping. We generally start early in the morning with a final pump-out of the septic tank. Usually we can connect the septic system to the sewer between 3:00 and 6:00 PM so that you can use the system that evening. The backfilling and cleanup is often done late on the first day or on the second day.
Is the sewer connection inspected?
Yes, a municipal inspector checks each system while it is under a hydrostatic pressure test. We do not backfill the sewer line until it has been inspected.
How long am I going to be unable to flush the toilet or use water?
Typically only about 2 to 3 hours.
What is the typical cost of a sewer connection?
Typically $1,800 - $3,000 for the connection and the pump-out. Plus each municipality charges for the street portion of the sewer. Sometimes it is a lump sum, other places it is added to the taxes.
For more information about our sewer connection services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.