Originally Posted by 66GMC
Cboy's comment on the bathroom sparked another recollection for me.
According to local by-laws ... each building that has running water has to have it's OWN sewage line. In other words, I couldn't simply "tie it in" to the sewage line to the house.
A whole new line all the way from the back yard to the center of the street out front ... 100 feet or so ... was "guesstimated" to cost something ridiculous ... $10,000 +.
I thought "For that much I can just run into the house ..."
Paid the city today for the sewer tap. $600
I will still have to pay the plumber to pipe it to the street but it shouldn't take him that long to do. It's just 25ft from the shop to the street and it is already trenched. The city will hook it up from there.
It would have been problematic to tie into the house sewer line since it is slightly uphill to the house.