As I noted in a previous post, one of my larger projects this spring/summer will be running water for the guest house. My first step was working with Digger’s Hotline and with the company that supplies my liquid propane (Consumers Coop in Sauk City) to mark the underground electrical and propane lines:
After that, I called a plumper from Cooper Plumbing in Verona to come and consult with me on my plans. Here was a map of my initial plans for water and drain lines:
My plan had been to run water from the house to the guest house, instead of connecting the guest house to the well, since I assumed that would be simpler. The plumber I consulted with disagreed, and didn’t think it would be a big deal to connect the guest house directly to the well. He also help me identify the optimal path for connecting the guest house drains to the septic system, after riding around the land in the ATV and checking out the septic system configuration. Here is the revised plan that we came up with:
I will be doing the excavation work, including the pipes going into the guest house. Cooper Plumbing will actually do the work to connect my pipes to the septic system and the well, since I do not want to risk breaking anything there. Digging starts next month!