I am having a new pool installed and am thinking about a small cabana
in the garage to reduce in house traffic. Unfortunately the yard
slopes down toward the garage, and the toilet sewer level there would
be slightly below the sewer main at the street. I therefore have to
pump up hill.
1) A local plumber has estimated $7500 in order to install sewage
ejector pump and pit and ~200 feet of pipe and whatever else is
required but not including hook up to the town sewer which would
entail jacking up sidewalk and street ($10K??). This seems high
considering the soil is clay without shale. Is it just that we don't
do this much in the flat cotton fields of Dallas or is this
2) My town inspector would prefer a direct connection to the sewage
main which is very expensive (see above). I don't know yet if this is
required by code or not (it doesn't sound like it), but I don't want
to pressure the inspector if it is not necessary. Is connecting to the
house with a check valve unreasonable?
3) Are the electrical pump failure alarms dependable?
David - Dallas