WATER SERVICE TO PROPERTY OUTSIDE ORIGINAL WATER DISTRICT
Any owner desiring the expansion of water service to property outside original District boundaries within the designated service area shall make a written application therefore to the Board. Said application to contain the legal description of the property to be served and the number of proposed hookups and additional information which may be required by the Board, and be accompanied by a survey showing the location of all easements and the proposed improvements.
Upon receipt of the application the District shall make an investigation of the proposed expansion.
The Board shall thereupon consider said application and report, and after such consideration, either reject or approve it.
If the application is approved, the owner desiring service must petition the District for inclusion. A Notice of Public Hearing must be put in the Leader/Courier 30 days prior to a Public Hearing meeting by the District. If the petition is approved, the District’s attorney must draw up an Order to Enlarge the District Boundaries. The Order to Enlarge must be sent to the Recorder’s Office for recording with a copy to the Assessor’s Office so the parcel(s) can be added to the rolls. The owner must also sign an Acknowledgment stating they are aware they will be subject to all Rules and Regulations and also subject to the Service Availability Fee.
A licensed private contractor shall install all line extensions under contract.
The total cost of all main line extensions and necessary upgrades to the water system necessary to service all property outside of the original service area together with plan check and inspection fees, cut and building permits, and all other costs and fees, including the cost of any necessary right of ways or easements shall be paid by the property owner requesting the main line extension as herein provided.
All extensions thus provided for, in accordance with this regulation, shall be transferred to District without cost after testing, together with all easements and rights of way. Final
Acceptance by the Board is subject to one (1) year warranty by contractor/developer.
The minimum water main extension pipe size is 8-inch diameter pipe. Should the Board desire to install facilities greater than the minimum required, a report shall be prepared by the District justifying the oversizing of the facilities. The owner of the property requesting the water main extension shall then meet with the Board. After all arguments for and against oversizing are presented, the Board shall vote whether to require the Owner to oversize the facilities to the size desired. If the Board requires oversized facilities, the Board shall determine what percentage of the total cost shall be borne by the District.
No dead-end lines shall be permitted except at the discretion of the District, and in cases where circulation lines are necessary they shall be designed and installed as part of the main extension and the cost paid by the applicant as appropriate.
The District shall approve the size, type and quality of materials and location of all lines and improvements. The applicant will be required to obtain and pay for all necessary rights-of-way and easements for the construction of said lines. The following general conditions shall apply, in addition to any specific conditions set by the District.
The District shall approve materials for construction of pipelines.
Lines and grades of water mains must be as approved by the Engineer. Depths of pipe shall be not less than 36 inches to top of pipe. Special requirements may be dictated if necessary in the opinion of the District.
Valves shall be installed as required by the District.
Fire hydrants shall be as approved by the Central Lyon County Fire District and District. Hydrant line valves shall be located as approved.
All main extensions shall meet the requirements of Uniform Plumbing Code and State Health Regulations.
In addition to the cost of any main line extension the person or persons requesting hookup must pay to the District all hookup fees, and other costs required at time service is established.
Upon approval of a main line extension by the District, the applicant shall provide to District three (3) sets of engineered plans, setting forth the proposed improvements, and upgrades necessary to the system required to reasonably meet the needs of the additional hookups. These plans will be reviewed by the District Engineer a minimum of fifteen
(15) days prior to the regularly scheduled District meeting.
The plan check fees as herein required to be deposited with District shall be an amount reasonably necessary for the District to hire an independent engineer to review and approve the plans submitted for the proposed improvements. The inspection fees as herein required are fees reasonably necessary for the District to hire an independent engineer to oversee and inspect the required work. There will be a $300.00 deposit made to the District to cover plan check fees, any unused portion of which will be returned to the applicant by the District. Any excess costs will be billed to the applicant and must be paid before water service will be established.
BHPS plan review fee is the responsibility of the Contractor/Developer.
All water line extensions or other required improvements to the system shall be inspected and accepted by the District. The District may make extension to the facilities constructed under this section without obligation or liability to the applicant.
The Board will require the applicant to post a Surety Bond, cash or other security with the District in the amount of 10% of the gross cost of the project to guarantee the satisfactory completion of the required improvements in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the Board.
Where the cost of the improvements has been paid by the property owner, the Board may thereafter but not longer than five (5) years after the date said improvements are originally connected to the water system, require payment of a portion of the cost of the improvements from any water user connecting with a service tap to said improvements.
The amount to be paid to the person or persons originally installing the improvements by a subsequent property owner shall be that percentage of the total cost of the improvements to the system utilized by the subsequent property, as determined by the District.
On July 25, 1996 the Board of Trustees of the General Improvement District determined that the percentage of reimbursement to the original installers shall be figured as follows: the total cost of the improvement shall be divided by the number of lots on either side of the improvement as shown on a current assessor’s map of the area at the time the improvement is made. Any additional lots hooking on to a line extension will pay that same amount since they are benefiting from the expansion. If there are lots lying behind the frontage lots that desire water service they will have to work out an agreement with the owners of the lot that is required to pay a share of the original improvement cost.
It was also decided on July 25, 1996 that the SGID may charge a reasonable administrative fee for the collection and disbursement of reimbursements to the deserving party. This fee will be split between all parties involved.
Prior to any subsequent property receiving water service from a system improvement, the owner of the property requesting the hookup shall provide proof to the Water District that the cost reimbursement as herein provided the person or persons who paid for the original improvement has been paid or arrangements have been made between the parties.
When different property owners, including the District contribute to the improvements, refunds shall be pro-rata according to the amounts that they contributed towards the improvements as set forth above. This shall include the right of the Board to recover, on a pro-rata basis; the cost of any improvements participated in by the Board.
Where special conditions exist, in the opinion of the Board, which justify reimbursement to persons paying the cost of an improvement on any other basis other than that provided above, the Board may authorize a special reimbursement contract by the District and the person or persons requesting the improvements. Said special reimbursement agreement shall be made and entered into prior to commencement of any work.
SERVICE OUTSIDE ORIGINAL SERVICE AREA
Water rights: Those individuals outside the original water district, but within the boundaries as shown on the attached map (Exhibit “A”) may petition the District to provide water service.
In addition to paying all related costs (including hook up fees) and the cost of any necessary main line extension and upgrades to the water system, they shall supply additional water rights to the District sufficient for the number of anticipated additional water hookups.
Those water rights may be supplied as follows:
A. Upon the approval by the State Engineer those EXISTING lots or parcels within the area designated on map (Exhibit “A”) as shown with the blue line. (Proposed Service Area) may meet the water right required by the relinquishment of their domestic well right and the abandonment of any wells on the property.
B. Any person wishing to split, parcel, or subdivide any of the property shown on map (Exhibit “A”) as designated in the proposed service area hereto, may only receive water service from District upon tendering and transferring to District, without cost, sufficient water rights to serve all the additional proposed lots.
See attached “Standard Detail” drawings.