Article 10 - Regional Water Lines
§ 93-66. General Policy. 
Pursuant to this Part 2, the County, the Utilities Director, any person, or any developer may request that a
regional water line be constructed. A regional water line (see Article III, §93-40) is a transmission line or a
distribution line and associated improvements installed by the Authority at the request of the County
pursuant to the Regional Water Agreement. The provisions of Article 4, above, shall apply to all regional
water lines to the extent not in conflict with this Article 10.  
§ 93-67. Application Procedures. 
The following procedures must be followed when requesting a regional water line:  
A.
Application requirements. All requests for a regional water line must be initiated by and 
through the Utilities Director. Any person who is desirous of requesting a regional water 
line shall be required to make application to the Utilities Director on the approved form. 
Said application form shall be completely filled out, properly signed and notarized. The 
applicant shall be required to comply with the following application requirements:  
(1)
The applicant shall state on the application the name of the person(s) by whom 
the application is made, which shall be the customer(s) or his/their duly 
authorized agent.  
(2)
The applicant shall be required to provide two copies of all information required
by Subparagraphs III(B)(1) and IV(A)(1), (2), and (3) of the Authority Policies, 
such subparagraphs being incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.  
(3)
The applicant shall be required to state all anticipated customers to be served by 
the regional water line, the anticipated water usage by each customer, and an 
anticipated connection date of each customer.  
(4)
The applicant shall be required to provide an estimate of cost of installation of 
the regional water line assuming that it is constructed in accordance with the 
requirements for extensions stated herein, prepared by a duly licensed engineer.  
(5)
All customers shall be required to sign a water service agreement guaranteeing 
payment for water services to be provided.  
(6)
The applicant shall be subject to the fee schedule adopted by the County and/or 
the districts.    
B.
Meeting required. Upon receipt of an application for a regional water line and all 
information required by this Article 10, the Utilities Director shall conduct an initial 
review of the application for conformance with the requirements of this Part 2. Upon 
completion of the initial review, the Utilities Director shall meet with the applicant to 
make sure that enough information has been provided to enable the Utilities Director to 
make application to the Authority for the regional water line. In the event the Utilities 
Director determines that more information is needed, the applicant shall be required to 
provide such additional information. The Utilities Director may require that more than 
one meeting be held with the applicant. The Utilities Director shall use the meeting(s) as 
an opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the regional water line being 
requested.  
C.
Submission to the Authority. When the Utilities Director has met with the applicant, has 
obtained all required and requested information, and has gained a thorough understanding
of the requested regional water line, the Utilities Director shall make a final 
determination as to whether the application conforms to all of the requirements of this 
Part 2. Upon such a determination, the Utilities Director shall approve the application on 
behalf of the County, and shall then send a written request for a regional water line to the 
Authority Director, and shall convey a copy of all information submitted by the applicant
to the Authority Director.  
D.
Meeting with the Authority Director. At such time as is convenient to both the Authority 
Director and the Utilities Director, the Utilities Director shall meet with the Authority 
Director to discuss the requested regional water line. As required by Subsection 6.1(B) of
the Regional Water Agreement, the Utilities Director and the Authority Director will 
  
determine the projected regional water line costs and the projected regional water line 
revenues for the regional water line to be received over a 9 year period, said 
Subsection 6.1(B) being incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.  
E.
Report back to applicant. Upon a determination by the Utilities Director and the  
Authority Director of projected regional water line costs and the projected regional water 
line revenues for the regional water line to be received over a 9 year period, the 
Utilities Director shall report said costs and revenues to the applicant(s). The applicant(s) 
shall be required to notify the Utilities Director in writing of whether he/they wish to 
proceed with the application or not, taking § 93-68A into account. If the applicant(s) 
indicates that he/they wish to proceed, he/they shall be required to sign a water service 
agreement, and to obtain signatures on water service agreements from all anticipated 
customers of the regional water line.    
§ 93-68.  Regional Water Line Project; Binding Arbitration.  
A.
Upon a determination by the Utilities Director and the Authority Director of projected 
regional water line costs and the projected regional water line revenues, the Utilities 
Director shall confirm them in writing to the Authority Director. Provisions contained in 
Subsection 4.2 and Sections VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X of the Regional Water Agreement 
shall control the regional water line project. Said Subsection 4.2 and Sections VI, VII, 
VIII, IX, and X of the Regional Water Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference 
as if fully set forth herein. Additionally, the following requirements shall apply:  
(1)
Additional payments required. Pursuant to the Regional Water Agreement, the 
Authority is required to contribute an amount equal to the projected regional 
water line revenue to be received over a 9 year period to the cost of the  
regional water line. If the projected regional water line revenues for the 
requested regional water line are insufficient to pay the projected regional water 
line costs, the applicant(s) shall be required to pay the difference to the County 
for payment to the Authority. Additionally, if at the end of a 9 year period 
after completion of the regional water line by the Authority, the actual net 
revenues received by the Authority are less than the actual regional water line 
cost, the applicant(s) shall be required to pay the difference to the County for 
payment to the Authority.  
B.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, neither Subsection 4.2, Section IX, nor 
Section X of the Regional Water Agreement shall be made subject to binding arbitration. 
Binding arbitration as a means of dispute resolution is only limited to those provisions 
specifically referenced as being subject to binding arbitration in the Regional Water 
Agreement.   
 
§ 93-69. Request for a Regional Water Line by County; Binding Arbitration.  
A.
Pursuant to the terms of the Regional Water Agreement, and pursuant to Subsection 4.2 
and Sections VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X of the regional water agreement, the County, by 
and through its Utilities Director, may request a regional water line from the Authority. 
Subsection 4.2 and Sections VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X of the Regional Water Agreement 
are hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein. The County shall be 
required to provide all information required by § 93-67 above, and to comply with all of 
the requirements of § 93-67 and 93-68 above, to the same extent as an applicant.  
B.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, neither Subsection 4.2, Section IX, nor 
Section X of the Regional Water Agreement shall be made subject to binding arbitration. 
Binding arbitration as a means of dispute resolution is only limited to those provisions 
specifically referenced as being subject to binding arbitration in the regional water 
agreement.