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					                        CITY OF CLINTON
                            POLICY STATEMENT
    EXTENSION OF WATER AND SANITARY SEWER LINES                           INSIDE OR
                     OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS

Any party requesting water or sanitary sewer service from the City of Clinton shall be
referred to as the developer.

Pending availability of funds and other factors, this policy does not guarantee
participation by the City of Clinton.

The City shall contribute a maximum portion or “allowance” to the construction of
infrastructure to serve individual properties or developments.

The City’s allowance shall be the cost of extension up to 300 feet of water and/or sanitary
sewer utilities. Cost of extension beyond 300 feet will be borne by the developer.

If the 300 foott allowance must be exceeded to reach a “normal” stopping point such as,
but not limited to, the end of a street, a fire hydrant location, manhole location, or a
property line, an additional 200 feet may be extended at the discretion of the Director of
Utilities, not to exceed a total of 500 feet.

The City’s allowance shall be limited to extension of infrastructure to the property line of
the developer that is nearest the existing infrastructure and adjacent to existing public
right-of-way or easement.

Infrastructure construction by the City shall be only on existing recorded public right-of-
way or easement and shall not extend on private property or proposed right-of-way. The
City shall not accept sanitary sewer lines within bounds of apartment complexes or
mobile home parks.

The City reserves the right to refuse to bear any or all costs and require the developer to
share cost if unusual circumstances exist so as to make cost above normal construction
cost.
FOR INFRASTRUCTURE EXTENDED BEYOND THE CITY’S ALLOWANCE :

The City shall bear no engineering, construction, or other expenses beyond the City’s
allowance.


It is preferred but not required that construction of the developer’s part be completed by
City work force or the City’s contractor. Initial construction shall begin upon receipt of
payment to the City for that part of construction.

Design, construction, submission to D.H.E.C., selection of a licensed contractor, and
monitoring of construction quality, shall be subject to approval and participation by the
City’s engineer. All of the above costs, including the City’s engineering cost, shall be at
the expense of the developer.

All infrastructure on the City’s side of metered service or on public right-of-way shall be
deeded to the City after a period of one year in service without maintenance requirements.
During the first year of operation, any maintenance procedures shall be completed by the
City and billed to the developer. Any maintenance requirements may result in extension
of the 12-month warranty period.

Construction of dead end water lines will not be allowed unless unavoidable for reasons
as may be approved by the Director of Public Works.

No sanitary sewer pipe less than eight inches shall be installed. No water line less than
six inches shall be installed.




                         ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

I      In order to avoid repeated incremental application, the City’s allowance shall
       apply only once for any property or development.

II     All impact and tap fees shall apply for connections to the City’s infrastructure
       unless variance is approved by the Director of Public Works and included in a
       constriction contract at the expense of the developer.

III    Upgrade of existing infrastructure for the purpose of accommodating
       additional capacity to an existing or proposed commercial service may be
       considered as new construction. The City’s allowance shall apply.
IV     No construction shall begin without receipt of a construction permit from
       D.H.E.C.

V      No infrastructure shall be placed in service without receipt of a permit to operate
       from D.H.E.C.


VI     Excessive costs are defined as those over and above costs consistent with
       normal water line construction cost in an unpaved clear area. Examples
       include, but are not limited to, resurfacing of road, sidewalk replacement,
       creek crossings, etc.

VII    Any infrastructure shall become property of the City upon its acceptance and
       developers shall not be reimbursed for taps made on that infrastructure for other
       services at a later date.

VIII   As per NFPA STANDARD 1141:
       Fire hydrants shall be supplied by not less that a six-inch diameter main
       installed on a looped system or not less than an eight-inch diameter main if the
       system is not looped or the fire hydrant is installed on a dead-end main
       exceeding 300 feet in length. Dead-end mains shall not exceed 600 feet in length
       for main sizes under 10-inches in diameter.

IX     This policy does not preclude public/private partnership agreements that may be
       beneficial to the community or to the City. Special agreements will be subject to
       approval by City Council. Other minor allowances and/or restrictions may apply
       as deemed necessary by the City Manager.


X      Any sanitary sewer tap six inches or greater shall be made with the addition of a
       manhole. The City shall own and maintain sanitary sewer taps up to the property
       line.

XI     If conditions are such that construction on or across private property, construction
       shall not proceed until a minimum 30 foot easement is granted and recorded.

XII    Water and sanitary sewer lines constructed in new development with intent of
       future ownereship and maintenance by the City shall be constructed only on
       street right of ways. (no back lot lines)

				
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