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Brandon Greer
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Hi I just bought 12 acres of land in Campbell, TX (in Hunt County). It's raw land and currently has no water or electricity set up, but there are utilities available at the road. What I'm planning to do is buy a travel trailer and live there on the land while I build my house. I've never done anything like this before so I'm curious to know how I would go about setting up my utilities to temporarily serve my travel trailer but later be connected to my house. I guess for the electricity they could just setup a power pole that I could plug into, but what about the water? If I purchase a water meter, where do they run the water and how would it connect to my trailer? Does anyone have any experience with this that could lend some advice?

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Nicole Castle
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It varies from place to place; you'll have to check with your local utilities for their policies.

Temporary power poles are used in new construction all the time, but I don't know how long they'd let you keep one. (Look out for these for sale used.)
Here, the water meter gets put in at the street by the utility but all the lines on your property are your responsibility to install and maintain. YMMV.
 
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Nicole Castle wrote:It varies from place to place; you'll have to check with your local utilities for their policies.

Temporary power poles are used in new construction all the time, but I don't know how long they'd let you keep one. (Look out for these for sale used.)
Here, the water meter gets put in at the street by the utility but all the lines on your property are your responsibility to install and maintain. YMMV.


Yea that's what I was thinking but wasn't sure. I found out today who my utility providers will be so tomorrow I'll give them a call and see what they can tell me. Thanks for your reply
 
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