Community Investment Program FAQ’s

Community Investment Program – Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I keep my well? Yes however, due to the alternate water supply a backflow preventer which is an addition installation cost and monthly cost will be required.
  2. How long does it take? Initial DFWLE timing is outlined on the District Financed Waterline Extension Flow Chart. Once work is authorized it can take up to a year for a DFWLE reach completion and is weather dependent. The District makes every effort to get the work done as soon as possible. It can take more than a few years if it is a CFD or AD due to the size and complexity.
  3. Will you replace our road? – No, District estimates are based on a patching the trench and performing any minor repairs. You can expect minor blemishes to the roadway after the work and the District will make every effort to repair this as best as possible.
  4. Will the work be messy? – Yes, the work will have the normal side effects of construction such as dirt, dust, and noise. We will try to limit those impacts as much as possible.
  5. Where will the meter go? – The meter will be near the right of way or easement line but within either an easement or public right of way. The District installs individual meters at locations with input by the individual resident. Click here to learn more about Easement Guidelines and  view an Example Easement Deed.
  6. Will costs change after construction? The DFWLE program is a not to exceed cost. if the final costs for construction are less, the participants pay the lesser cost.
  7. Is there any charge if the project does not go through? No, if the project does not go through all staff costs, preliminary design, and other items are absorbed by the program at no cost to the participant.
  8. What is the average treated water customer bill? The average customer pays on average $55.54 bimonthly according the 2013 NID Rate Study. Water costs can vary by user but are based on usage as, outlined on the Districts website.
  9. Where would I take responsibility for my service line? The landowner is responsible to extend from the meter to the house at his or her own costs.

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