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Old 09-20-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Can I bury an electrical line and a water line in the same trench?

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Can I bury an electrical line and a water line in the same trench?
It depends on what your utility says. Most people place them horizontal from each other, in a trench aprox 4 feet wide, so that you do not have to move one out of the way for the other, if repairs ever have to be done.

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Not always the case depending on the water dept and POCO requirment for burial uilitys stuff plus phone or cable and gaz as well.

Normally I know both water and sewer genrally buried more deeper than any other uilitys stuff is { I know not always the case depending on location }

I know in Wisconsin the water line are at min of 4 feet deep most useally run 6 or more feet down for sewer it will varies a bit but typically almost same plane { level } as water line is.

Gaz typically 24 or 36 inch down for latheral run but main run that will varies a bit but useally 4 to 6 feet down.

Ditto with Electrique system useally more than 2 feet down { most case latheral useally at 3 or 4 feet down }

France is not much differnce on the depth as well central and north France is about the same as I mention about Wisconsin but southern France simaur to southern states on depth wise. { again it depending on uilites requirement }

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