TITLE III WATER SYSTEM REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3.17 WATER SYSTEM EXTENSIONS AND RELOCATIONS
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3.17.011 Main Extensions
3.17.020 To Serve New Consumers Without Direct Access
3.17.030 Interconnection Between Mains
3.17.040 Size and Design
3.17.050 Preliminary Planning
3.17.060 Cost Estimates
3.17.110 By Applicant
3.17.120 By District
3.17.200 EXTENSION AGREEMENTS
3.17.220 Small Extensions
3.17.230 Land Easements and Rights of Way
3.17.300 EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION
3.17.310 Construction by Applicant
3.17.320 Conditions of Construction by Applicant
3.17.330 Construction by District
3.17.340 Construction Costs
3.17.410 To Accommodate Streets and Highways
3.17.420 Improvements Under Assessment Proceedings
3.17.430 Required by Public Drainage Works
3.17.440 Required by Underground/Overhead Utilities
3.17.011 Main Extensions
The installation of a water line(s) connecting
to existing District facilities shall be known as Main Extensions.
Owners of property desiring the District to provide
water service to their lot, parcel, subdivision or other land designation within the District
which is not presently fronting a District water main shall make written application for a
main extension to serve their property. The application shall contain the legal description
of the property requiring water service and must be accompanied by three (3) copies of a
map depicting the property to be served.
3.17.020 To Serve New Consumers Without Direct Access.
the District's water distribution system including, without limitation, mains, storage tanks,
pumps and pumping stations, fire hydrants and appurtenances, shall be constructed to
serve new consumers whose lands do not have direct access to or do not abut a street or
easement containing an adequate distribution main with adequate storage facilities.
Property with direct access to a street or easement containing an adequate distribution
main, but which does not have a major frontage on the street or easement (flag lot or land
locked property with access), will be served at such street frontage or easement provided
that such property and adjacent properties cannot be further subdivided or developed.
3.17.030 Interconnection Between Mains.
If the Board of Directors finds
that an interconnection between two of its water mains will benefit the District, it may, in at
its sole discretion, construct said interconnection without entering into a main extension
agreement and without all or a portion of the costs thereof being advanced by an
applicant for water service as provided by these regulations.
3.17.040 Size and Design.
All extensions of the District's water
distribution system shall be designed by a Registered Civil Engineer in accordance with
the District's Water Master Plan or under the general direction of the Districts General
Manager or Engineer using District plans and specifications. The location, size, type and
design of all such extensions shall be sufficient to provide adequate water service to the
site. The cost of over-sizing the water main (pipeline only), to meet the Master Plan
criteria shall be paid for by the District.
3.17.050 Preliminary Engineering and Planning.
When application has
been made in connection with section 3.17.012 and Planning and Engineering is needed
before installation can be accomplished, the District will prepare a written estimate and
preliminary plan of extension or modification of water service. The applicant shall have
his engineer prepare a detailed plan, from the Districts preliminary plan, showing the area
of proposed service, the proposed water demand, the name and address of the owner,
developer and engineer of the project or development and other project information as
may be required by the District. To the extent that they are available, the developer shall
supply the District with all master plans of the site, estimates of future water requirements
and details of building construction for the purpose of designing the fire protection
elements of the water system.
3.17.060 Cost of Preliminary Engineering and Planning.
The cost of
preliminary engineering and planning shall be included as part of the cost of extending
service. The applicant shall have the option to use its Engineer to perform the necessary
plans for the Mainline extension. Plans shall conform to the District standard drawing and
specifications and shall be checked and approved by District. Should the applicant
request the District's Engineer to design the construction plans for the extension of the
pipeline the applicant shall deposit with the District $1,000.00 prior to any work being
initiated. If the cost of preparing an estimate and accomplishing other engineering and
planning work exceeds $1,000.00, the applicant shall be required to pay all costs
3.17.070 Estimate is Not a Commitment to Serve Water.
an estimate or any other preliminary engineering and planning work undertaken by the
District in connection with the applicant's proposed project is a commitment or agreement
by the District, partial or otherwise, to serve water. Said commitment will be made only at
the time service actually commences or when the District executes a service extension
agreement, whichever shall first occur. In the case of a service extension agreement, the
commitment of the District to supply water shall be limited to the number of connections to
be installed pursuant thereto and in accordance with the terms thereof.
3.17.110 By Applicant.
The applicant for water service shall pay:
(1) All costs of designing and constructing such extensions of the District's water
distribution system as are required by these regulations;
(2) installation costs of all service lines; and
(3) the initial charge for water service pursuant to these regulations.
3.17.120 By District.
The District may at its discretion pay that portion of
the costs of extending its distribution system equal to the difference in cost between the
size required by the Applicant's development and the size that the District requires under
its long-range master plan when all the following conditions are present: (1) The main to
be extended replaces a presently inadequate distribution pipeline; (2) The location of the
facility to be constructed is one of those described in the future plans of the District as
may be developed and amended from time to time; and (3) The Board of Directors has
determined that it is within the District's financial ability to finance its share of the
3.17.200 EXTENSION AGREEMENTS
After the preparation of preliminary cost estimate and
plans pursuant to these regulations and at the time Applicant desires to secure a
commitment of water service and proceed with construction, the applicant shall submit a
written application for service pursuant to these regulations. Upon applicant meeting all
requirements, the District shall prepare an Extension Agreement. The agreement shall
specify the terms of payment, estimated cost of extension, requirements for easement or
property, special service conditions and other details.
3.17.220 Approval of Extension Agreements.
When the estimated cost
of the work to be performed by the District is less than $2,500 (exclusive of District fees),
the General Manager is authorized to prepare an agreement with the applicant. All of
such agreements shall be in writing in the District's usual form, and signed by the
applicant and on behalf of the District by the General Manager. All other Extension
Agreements must be approved by the Board of Directors.
3.17.230 Land Easements and Rights of Way.
All extensions of the
District's distribution system shall at all times be the property of, and be controlled by, the
District. District facilities shall be located only in dedicated and accepted public streets or
rights of way or within easements owned by the District. No facilities will be constructed
until all rights of way easements and facility sites as required by the District shall have
been conveyed to the District at the sole cost and expense of the applicant. In the event
such rights of way, easements or lands are not conveyed by the applicant, the applicant
shall pay the District its entire cost of acquisition thereof, including appraiser's fees,
escrow charges, title insurance premiums and legal expenses.
3.17.300 EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION
3.17.310 Construction By Applicant.
The applicant may, if he elects,
construct extensions to the District's water distribution system, with materials furnished by
the District, provided, however, the District reserves the right to construct, with its own
personnel or by private contract, any of the following:
pumping plants, storage facilities and main transmission lines;
extensions involving complicated connections to, or interference with, the
District's existing facilities.
3.17.320 Conditions of Construction by Applicant:
Construction by the
applicant shall be subject to each of the following conditions:
Prior to commencement
of construction the applicant shall execute an extension agreement, advance all costs of
materials to be furnished and work to be performed, and furnish the District with a
corporate surety or performance bond satisfactory to the District in an amount equal to
100% of estimated cost of the construction by the applicant;
All work shall be
performed by a competent and experienced contractor licensed for underground
construction and with experienced laborers;
All work shall be performed in a good,
workmanlike and safe manner and in accordance with the plans and specifications of the
District, under its inspection, and to the satisfaction of the General Manager. Risk or of
loss or damage to materials shall be borne by the applicant until the facilities constructed
are accepted by the District;
All facilities shall be maintained by the contractor that
installed the same for one year, or such longer period as shall be specified by the District,
following the acceptance thereof by the District; pursuant to a warranty in the agreement
between the applicant and the contractor which expressly benefits the District and
The applicant shall indemnify and hold the District, its officers, employees and agents
harmless from any liability arising out of or in any way connected with such work done by
or on behalf or the applicant , his employees, agents or contractors.
3.17.330 Construction by District.
Except as provided in Regulation
3.17.310 and 3.17.320,
the District will construct extensions of its water distribution system.
Such work may be performed by the District's personnel or by private contract, as
determined by the District. Such work shall commenced only after the applicant has
executed an extension agreement, advanced the total estimated cost of all facilities, paid
all charges, and provided all easements as required by these regulations.
3.17.340 Construction Costs.
The District shall determine its actual cost
of all extensions. Costs shall include labor, material, overhead, engineering, legal and
administrative expenses allocable to such work.
If the actual cost of such work exceeds the amount paid to the District therefor, the
District will invoice the applicant for the excess. If such invoice is not paid promptly, the
District shall have the right to refuse water service through such facilities or to the
In the event the actual cost of such facilities is less than the amount advanced to
the District, the District will promptly refund such difference.
3.17.410 Required to Accommodate Streets and Highways.
will relocate or reconstruct existing facilities to accommodate construction widening or
relocation of streets and roadways and will release easements no longer considered
useful to the District on the following conditions:
The entire cost of the relocation or
reconstruction shall be paid by the party requesting the same;
The new location is
such that it will not, in the opinion of the District, be subject to future relocation; and
There shall be conveyed to the District without cost, such easements or rights of way for
new facilities locations as the District shall consider necessary.
3.17.420 Required Under Assessment Proceedings.
The District will not
bear any part of the cost of any relocation or alteration of its facilities made necessary by
improvements undertaken pursuant to an improvement act or other assessment
proceedings. The public agency undertaking such relocation shall make arrangements
with the District for any such relocation or alteration of the District's facilities. Work will
not be performed by the District until after it receives satisfactory guarantees of
reimbursement of actual costs. The amount of said costs, once ascertained, shall be
paid to the District promptly. The public agency shall furnish the District with such plans,
specifications, surveys, drawings and time schedules related to the improvement work as
shall be necessary to enable the District to conveniently and efficiently effect necessary
relocation or alteration of its facilities.
3.17.430 Required by Public Drainage Works.
The District will, at its own
expense, undertake reasonable and normal relocations of its water distribution lines as
required by routine drainage projects undertaken by a public agency. Extensive
relocation of water distribution lines or relocation of a major transmission line, pumping
station, regulation structures and appurtenances, will be undertaken by the District only
on a cost-sharing basis mutually satisfactory to the District and the public agency
undertaking the drainage project.
3.17.440 Required by Underground/Overhead Utilities.
The District will
not bear any part of the cost of relocating or altering any of its facilities to accommodate
the construction of publicly or privately owned gas lines, telephone and electric cables,
sanitary sewers, or other underground or overhead utilities. The District will undertake
such relocation or alteration of its facilities only after the District's cost thereof is paid to
the District, or such payment is guaranteed to the District's satisfaction.
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