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This information is provided so you can begin planning now for this future water main assessment. The assessment may be paid in a lump sum or in a ten year timeframe at a 7% interest rate.
It must be stated that these are only examples of what the assessment could be, based on averages and bids received on projects in the past few years. Actual assessments will vary in the future as construction costs vary and the frontage of properties vary. These costs are meant to be representative only and in no way provide a guarantee of a maximum cost for the water main assessment. There are other rules that apply for oddly configured or small lots that affect the assessment costs. For further details, please contact the Engineering Division on rules for calculating water main assessments.
These sample assessments do NOT include the cost for property owners to install water service from the lot line to the house. These costs can range from $3,000 to $6,000 or more depending on internal plumbing, distance from the lot line to the house, trees or patios that may need to be restored, etc.
These water sprinkling regulations apply to all properties in the City, whether on private wells or the municipal system.
Exceptions: The Utility will allow exceptions to the policy if the property owner contacts the Utility to describe the condition for which an exception is sought and if the request fits into the following categories:• watering of newly established lawns, shrubs, or trees,• irrigation of crops,• commercial car washes that recycle their water,• golf courses that draw water from on-site retention ponds.
Additional restrictions may be placed on water sprinkling based on the need to conserve water resulting from dry conditions, mechanical failure of the wells/pumps or other emergency.