Thanks for getting back to me. I also am on a Sierra Blanca facebook page and get a whole lot of info on there as well. I'll keep your number handy in case I have more questions. Merry Christmas! Greg
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 6:36 PM From: "Mike, S. [via Sierra Blanca TX Land Owners]" <[hidden email]> To: LazyR <[hidden email]> Subject: Re: Building
cheers, Sorry so long in getting back to you. I only check the blog occasionally. So first, I have verizon and it seems to be pretty good in most locations although there are some dead spots. I do have contacts for water tanks that can be picked up or delivered and there are plumbers that can install septic. There is only one problem. They all have to come from El Paso. The Electric comes from Rio Grande electric co-op. It`s a lenthly band expensive process. Figure 6,000 dollars and up depending on how far you are from the main pole and about 6 months for completion.If you have more ?`s or want clarification you can text or call me @ 443-744-0175. I drive a truck for a living so I may not be able to have long conversations but sometimes I can.
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I just purchased 20 acres on quitman road, I plan on coming down at the end of July to take a look and begin planning (and maybe have a few beers with some friends on my new lot ). Can anyone provide me with building codes? I haven't been able to find them, although I have been able to figure out my water and sewage plans. I know it's a little backwards, but then again i'm sure when i actually take the plunge and move out there you'll see I am too.
I've lived out here 7 years, near Cornudas, north of Sierra Blanca. No building codes that I know of. In order to get electric you must get a certificate of compliance from county gov. Requires an inspected septic system and means of obtaining water. Other than that you can build as you choose.
Getting electric cost me about $3500, but I have a power line on an easement to my property. If you have an existing structure with kitchen and bath hooked up to septic and are within 150 feet of power lines, electric install can be free. The power company had to set three poles, install a transformer and add the power loop and fuse box for me. You can do the loop and box yourself, but it was about as cheap to have them do it, $360 if I remember correctly. That was seven years ago.
I have a dump, front end loader /Backhoe. Just bought a motor grader.What do you need done.You can reach me @ 443-744-0175. Will be down at my ranch in Silver Spur for pretty much all of August and part of Sept.
hey guys, so I went to go and look at my lot in sierra blanca this past week, camping in tents. the place is beautiful! However, I have to say even though I actually enjoy being in an open range area (I'm an animal lover, cattle not being an exception) I had some run ins with them while camping that were a little bothersome, such as them seeming to swarm around my tent and not move (on multiple nights. i don't want to disturb them, if you heard my horn thursday night i'm sorry). so, that being said, what are my options for fencing the property? i've read adequate fencing law in Texas, and barbed wire seems to be by far the cheapest option, however not only do I not want to hurt the cattle should they get tangled in it, but I wouldn't have the money if I were to be liable for one of them wandering into it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!