Before any new construction
can take place on private land, an easement must be granted by the landowner. The
District will not pay for any easement other than the dollar stated on the easement when extending to serve new customers.
No property owner
who has refused to grant an easement for the location of water lines or meters on their property, thereby necessitating the
construction of such lines in the public right-of-way adjacent to such property or force the line to be installed on the opposite
side of the road, shall be granted a water tap or service to such property except on specific resolution of the Board of Trustees
of Adams County Regional Water District.
In considering such
application for water service the Board shall require a written request therefore including the applicants' explanation of
his/her reasons for refusal to grant such easements. The Board may require staff
input on such application.
The Board, if such
application for water is granted, may require:
A. Granting of the easements as outlined by company staff as
necessary to service the property in question.
B. Payment by the applicant of any amount to the District,
in addition to normal tap fees, line cost, bores, and other construction cost as designated by the Board to insure adequate
resources for relocation of the water line from public right of way if such relocation is required by governmental agencies,
either state, county or township.
For purposes of this
policy the relocation charge shall be at the cost of time and material at the given time for the frontage of the property
in question, or the length of line needed to circumvent a property where the easement was refused.
This policy shall
not apply to bona fide third party purchasers of property on which an easement was refused if such party did not personally
participate in the refusal to grant the easement for construction of the water line, either at this location or prior location
owned by the third party.
This procedure shall
also apply to the circumstances where a property owner requests Adams County Regional Water District to release an easement
in order to dedicate such property to the public agency as additional right of
way of adjacent roads. Adams County Regional Water District shall not release
such easements until the applicant has paid the relocation sums required.