Policy Bulletin 303 - Extension of Mainlines
The following conditions will prevail for Subsequent and Late applications involving extension of Mainlines. (Mains will only be extended for Household and Special water user hookups). The Corporation reserves the right to make the final determination as to whether or not the application for service will be approved.
- The User must make formal application for service (payment of the good intention fee will be expected at the time of application, but hook-up fees will not be necessary unless it is agreed to extend mainline and service line pursuant to section B below). The Corporation's contribution for Mainline extension costs shall be determined at the time of application. The applicant may contribute the difference between the actual cost of the Mainline extension and the Corporation's contribution, in addition to the other payments required.
In the event the Corporation does not have funds available to make its Mainline extension contribution,
it may agree to extend service provided the applicant agrees to deposit the total cost of the extension.
In such case, the Corporation may, as funds become available return to the applicant that portion of his deposit equal to the Corporation's Mainline extension contribution.
No interest will be paid on such deposits nor will the Corporation's obligation be paid through reduced water charge.
- The Corporation shall maintain a list of Applicants who would have otherwise qualified for extension of Mainline as established pursuant to this Policy Bulletin. Said list shall delineate those applicants who wish to proceed and agree to pay for all or part of a mainline extension and those who choose not to proceed at the time of application but wish to reserve their right to reapply should funds for Mainline extension becomes available.
- In those instances where a Member chooses to pay for all or a portion of a Mainline extension and subsequently another potential Member makes application for service along the same Mainline, said subsequent applicant will be required to pay a pro-rata share of the Mainline extension cost and this pro-rata share will be refunded to the Member who had previously made the Mainline extension payment.
- If funds later become available for the purposes of Mainline extension, the Corporation, at its sole and exclusive discretion, may make (to applicants on list set forth in Section B (1)) a contribution for Mainline extension as set forth in Section A. Those who previously paid for all or part of a Mainline extension (including pro-rata shares as their interest may appear) will be given first consideration for reimbursement. In cases where the property has been sold, reimbursement, if any, will be made to the current owner.
- Reimbursement for Mainline extension to any Member cannot exceed the actual cost of said extension. No interest or inflationary factors will be considered or paid by the Corporation.
- Good Intention and hookup fees will be those in effect at the time of construction or those in effect at the time of initial application as set forth in Section A above, whichever is less.
- In those cases where extension of standard water Mainlines proves to be too costly or capacity is not adequate, the Corporation may authorize service on a "constant-flow" basis. The charges for service using constant-flow valves of varying sizes will be negotiated with the Corporation. The applicant must provide a proper cistern or reservoir with appropriate backflow and overflow (float shut-off) protection. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to repressurize the water delivered through the constant-flow valve. Water user hookups on such extensions shall be classified as Special.
- In those cases where capacity is not adequate to provide service at the location desired but is adequate to provide service at a different location (generally at a lower elevation than at the desired location) which is on the same parcel of land, the Corporation may authorize service at the latter location. If the applicant desires to pipe the water to higher elevations than where the meter is located, it will be the responsibility of the applicant to provide a properly designed booster pump system. Where the applicant uses a booster pump, the Corporation will substitute a constant- flow valve for the pressure-reducing valve in its meter pit. The capacity of the constant-flow valve shall be based on the classification of the hookup.