Policy Bulletin 321 -Livestock Watering off User Property
Notwithstanding the provisions of Policy Bulletin 112 Section A or Section N, Southern Black Hills may in its sole and exclusive discretion authorize any Water User to pipe water to a location off the Water User's property in the following situations and in general compliance with the following terms:
- Meter pits, meters, remotes and certain other property of Southern Black Hills may be installed on property not owned by the User if the User complies with this Policy. The property owner (other than the Water User) upon which Southern Black Hills property will be placed must execute a written agreement and easement giving Southern Black Hills all necessary authority to administer, operate and maintain said facilities, including but not necessarily limited to, rights-of-way, rights of ingress and egress, and rights to properly operate and maintain said facilities.
- Any underground or above-ground pipeline and related appurtenances, originating from a Southern Black Hills meter pit which crosses or terminates on property not owned by the Water User may only be used for watering of the User's livestock. The Water User must provide Southern Black Hills with a valid easement from the property owner granting to the Water User the authority to place pipeline and appurtenances on the property. Southern Black Hills may discontinue water service to any Water User if such easement expires or is deemed to no longer exist or becomes unenforceable.
- If an extension of Water User pipelines for watering livestock is part of a governmental program such as Environmental Quality Incentives Program ("EQIP,") Emergency Conservation Program ("ECP") or other similar pipeline and water assistance program; Water User must provide Southern Black Hills with copies of plans, specifications, contracts, agreements or other information associated with said Program and said service for the continuity of Southern Black Hills files and customer history
- The Southern Black Hills Board of Directors may deviate from the guidelines set forth herein by good cause, to be determined in the board's sole and exclusive discretion. Nothing in the policy is intended to confer any interest, ownership or responsibility on the part of Southern Black Hills associated with facilities beyond the meter pit nor shall it be interpreted to express or imply that Water User installed facilities are suitable for future acquisition by Southern Black Hills.