Sec. 24.1-31. Public water supply and sanitary sewer system required.
Subdivisions of more than five (5) lots shall be served by the city ("public") water and sewer systems.
(a) Sewer and/or water available: Where a public water supply and/or a public sanitary sewer system are (reasonably accessible as defined in Section 24.1-31(c)) the said water supply and/or sanitary sewer system shall be designed and extended to adequately serve all lots within the subdivision, according to the design standards issued by the city. All plans are to be approved by the city.
The cost of installing the sanitary sewer and water system including all appurtenances, except connections and meters, within the subdivision boundaries shall be paid one hundred (100) per cent by the subdivider for the size mains needed to serve the subdivision. The minimum size main shall be as determined by the city. If larger mains are required by the city to serve other areas, then the difference in cost, based on the city’s annual bid prices, shall be paid by the city. The city will extend and pay one hundred (100) percent of the cost to provide water and/or sewer lines to the subdivision boundary according to Section 24.1-31(c).
Service connections for both water and/or sanitary sewer shall be constructed to each lot within the subdivision. Reimbursements shall be in accordance with regulations established by the City of Lynchburg, Manual of Specifications and Standard Details, per the year of origination of the subdivision. The subdivision plat will contain a notation to the effect that appropriate sewer/water connection and availability fees will be charged by the city at the time of connection to the system.
(b) Sewer and/or water not available: Where a public water supply and/or a public sanitary sewer system are not reasonably accessible as defined in Section 24.1-31(c)., the extension of these systems by the subdivider will not be required; however, where the subdivider desires the extension of such systems which exceeds the ratio stated in Section 24.1-31(c) and agrees to pay the additional cost of the extension to the subdivision boundary, then the city shall extend the lines in accordance with Section 24.1-31(a).
(c) Water/sewer lines availability defined: Reasonably available water and/or sewer lines are defined as those lines which are economically feasible to extend from water and sewer lines mandated by the 1976 annexation decree and/or other lines previously constructed.
To be economically feasible in a residential subdivision, there must be at least one (1) lot for each one hundred (100) feet of utility line construction. The following are examples of feasibility ratios:
Feet of water/sewer line construction Required number of lots
For extensions to multi-family subdivisions the feasibility ratio would require two (2) dwelling units per one hundred (100) feet of extension. Thus:
Feet of water/sewer line construction Required number of dwelling units
(d) Lots in cluster developments including townhouses and condominiums: Public water and sewer systems shall serve each individual lot in all cluster developments including townhouses and condominium. The public system shall be brought to an appropriate location(s) on the property line of the development adjacent to a public right-of-way or through a public easement.(e) In cases where an obstacle (such as a stream, railroad, or highway crossing, etc.) increases the construction cost beyond twenty (20) percent of the normal distance to dollar ratios, based on the city’s annual contract pricing, the subdivider may be required to pay a larger share of the sewer and water facility construction costs as determined by the city’s physical development committee. (Ord. No. O-79-330, § 1, 11-13-79; Ord. No. O-10-034, 4-27-10, eff. 7-1-10)
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