# Cost to Run Electricity from Road to a House (with Distance Calculator)

If a person who is building a new house has to spend a lot of money on Construction only, there are a lot of difficulties you will face to provide electricity from the road to the house. As the cost to run electricity from road to a house does depend upon various factors, full stop this article will guide you about the cost to run electricity from the road to a house and what are the factors to be considered for running power from the road to the house.

## Cost to run electricity from road to a house

• The average cost to run electricity from road to a house is \$37 per foot
• If the house is 1 mile away from the main line then the cost to learn electricity on an average will be \$187500.

## Cost factors for running electricity from road to a house:

The following are some important factors which are considered for running electricity from the road to the house:

• Distance is one of the important factors that is considered for running electricity from road to house as the distance of the nearest power pole to the location of your house matters a lot because if the distance is Greater then more trenching wires etc will be used and it will cost more.
• You also need to check whether the power needs a new Transformer as they are responsible for converting the voltage from higher transmission to a typical 240-volt of current that will run in your house.
• You also need to check whether the power will reach your house by underground wiring or overhead wiring.
• According to the distance of the power line to your house, you need to check the number of poles that you need to set the electricity amount of the wire and how long the trench needs to be dug.
• Need to consider the cleaning of vegetation that will make a disturbance in the way of running electricity from the road to the house.

## Cost to run electricity from a road to a house according to the distance

The cost of running electricity to the house will be less if the power line is in front of your house which can be connected by putting one or two poles, that is done very easily by the electric companies but if the house is away from the road the cost to run electricity from road to a house will be more.

If the distance is less, the cost to run electricity from road to a house will be from \$100 to \$1000 or it can be less as there are many companies that provide a certain amount of the wire and trenching for free according to the distance.

Let’s understand by taking an example the company will give you a free service line if the distance from the road to the house is around 100 feet but if the distance is more then it will require more wire, poles, and the cost to run electricity from road to house approximately will be \$25 to \$50 per foot. But if the distance from the road to the house is up to 1 mile then it will cost \$125000 to \$250000 to provide electricity. When a person is building a new house they not only have to spend money on the power utility and check it but they also need to check many other utilities such as water, sewer or septic systems, internet, tv, and phone service, and the cost spent on these Utilities is explained next.

## Other important Utility costs:

### Water:

It takes time and effort to get water at the location of your house as it needs to install a hookup to the main water. In case your house is in the area where the municipal water is serviced the average cost spent to have water in the new house is from \$100 to \$5000 which includes the permit, requirements, and procedure but when it is Outside the area of municipal water system then it cost from \$2000 to \$25000.

### Sewer or septic system:

This also depends on the area you are having the house whether to hook up with the municipal sewer main Or you need the septic system. The cost to connect the house to the municipal sewer system is from \$500 to \$20000 and in the case of a septic connection, it costs \$3149. The cost of a simple septic tank system is \$3000 and a more advanced system will cost \$20000.

There are other utilizations such as internet, television, and cell phone service and if these services are not available at the new location of your house then you can easily find a company that will help you.

## Conclusion:

Before building a house in a new location you should survey all the utilities as the expenditure on having the utility such as electricity, water, sewer, etc is also a cost-consuming option. So it is better to have proper knowledge about the cost to run electricity from road to a house according to the distance.

## FAQ’s

### What types of electricity can be used for underground wiring without conduit?

Direct burial wire can be used for underground wiring without conduit.

### How far you can run electricity underground?

You can run the electricity underground about 6 inches Deep Burial Depth.

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