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All extensions of water and sewer service shall be governed by the following requirements:
(1) The minimum distance for any extension of water and sewer service shall be determined by the council. In general, the minimum distance for extensions shall be no less than one (1) platted block or, wherever possible, no less than the distance to connect both ends of the extension to an existing water and sewer service.
(2) The size of the improvements to be installed and other required system facilities shall be determined by the council in accordance with recognized standards and accepted engineering practices and design.
(3) Effective April 1, 2018, the practice of allowing the construction of privately owned residential collection and distribution systems are prohibited. All collections and distribution systems deemed not commercial constructed on or after April 1, 2018 shall be required to meet the minimum design criteria and the rules for governing water systems set forth by North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. All systems deemed not commercial shall also meet the requirements set forth by the town standard specifications. At such time as construction and testing has been performed in accordance with the above-mentioned requirements and the town public utilities review the final constructed system and all relevant documentation, the project shall be brought before the town council for a vote to take ownership. Should the town council elect to take ownership, all permits, easements, and deeds shall be transferred to the town at the developer's expense. At such a point that this is complete, utilities shall be provided to the project.
(Ord. No. 1992-1, 1-7-92; Ord. No. 2018-02, 3-6-18; Ord. No. 2021-09, 5-4-21)