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Vance County Water District Overview and Update Jordan Mc. Millen Deputy County Manager Director Vance County Water District Overview and Update Jordan Mc. Millen Deputy County Manager Director of Planning and Development Department 156 Church St. Suite 3 Henderson, NC 27536 (252) 738 -2091

Presentation Outline History of Project Water System Details/Maps Connection Options Connection Costs Water Rate Presentation Outline History of Project Water System Details/Maps Connection Options Connection Costs Water Rate Comparisons Benefits Questions?

History of Project 1996 Land Use Plan identified need for water throughout the county History of Project 1996 Land Use Plan identified need for water throughout the county 2004 Vance County Water District formally established (Oct. 4, 2004) Preliminary Engineering Report Completed (Engineering firm: Hobbs and Upchurch Associates) 2006 Jan – March; 1 st set of public meetings 2008 March – April; Public information meetings May; Bond Referendum for $27 million passed October; USDA committed loan funds to Phase 1 A November; USDA $1 million grant December; NC Rural Center $1 million grant

History Cont. 2009 January; Authorized beginning of engineering field work and signup campaign July History Cont. 2009 January; Authorized beginning of engineering field work and signup campaign July – preliminary design complete; Project SHOVEL READY October – Kittrell Water Association expressed interest in Phase 1 B; Application made to USDA for Phase 2 A & 2 B funding. Application made to NC Rural Center for $1 million grant for Phase 2 A & 2 B. November – Sign up campaign officially began with mass mailing and signup meetings (12/1, 12/3, 12/10). 2010 March – Made aware of successful funding for Phase 2 A and 2 B April – Sign up campaign for Phase 2 with mass mailing and signup meetings (4/15, 4/19, 4/26). 2011 Finalized water purchase agreement with City of Henderson Phase 1 A tank site secured; Location off of Warrenton Road

History Cont. 2012 Secured meter vault site (connection site to City of Henderson); Phase History Cont. 2012 Secured meter vault site (connection site to City of Henderson); Phase 1 A advertised for bidding; Selected H. G. Reynolds for waterline construction and Caldwell Tanks for tank construction; July 9, 2012 – Official start of Construction for Phase 1 A (anticipate 12 months of construction); 2013 Phase 1 A System turned on – October 28, 2013; November 14, 2013 – Groundbreaking for Phase 2 A & 2 B; Final policies, procedures and rates adopted 2014 January 2, 2014 – Official start of construction for Phase 2 A &2 B (anticipate 9 months of construction);

Water System Details Phase 1 A Total Projected Cost - $7. 8 million Total Water System Details Phase 1 A Total Projected Cost - $7. 8 million Total Project Miles – approx. 36 miles. Total Signups – approx. 900 of which 620 are located along roads that will be served. Received $2 million grant (25%) Phase 2 A Total Projected Cost - $3. 9 million Total Project Miles – approx. 28 miles Total Signups to date – 380 Received 42% grant – stimulus money Phase 2 B Total Projected Cost - $6 million Total Project Miles – approx. 44 miles (has been reduced due to signups) Total Signups to date – 375 Received 33% grant – stimulus money

Connection Options Wet Tap Option Dry Tap Option Payment of $125 Payment of $800 Connection Options Wet Tap Option Dry Tap Option Payment of $125 Payment of $800 Customer agrees to become Customer is not required to Connection/Capacity Fee (for standard residential 3/4 inch meter) an active water user within 90 days of notification that water system is active. If not connected within 90 days, a $30 monthly base fee will be charged from that point forward. Connection/Capacity Fee (for standard residential 3/4 inch meter) connect to the water system and no monthly base fee will be charged until connection is made. Dry taps are good for those that have vacant land or that do not plan to connect for at least 2 -3 years.

Connection Costs During Construction After Construction $125 Connection AND Capacity Fee (wet tap) $150 Connection Costs During Construction After Construction $125 Connection AND Capacity Fee (wet tap) $150 Refundable Security Deposit at connection (refundable when account closed) $50 plumbing permit Total = $325 VS. $1, 100 Connection Fee $500 Capacity Charge (for residential ¾ inch meters) $150 Refundable Security Deposit at connection (refundable when account closed) $195 Cost of meter and installation $50 plumbing permit $1, 995

Connection Costs Continued… Total Cost to Connect to Water Systems in the Vance County, Connection Costs Continued… Total Cost to Connect to Water Systems in the Vance County, North Carolina Area $3, 000. 00 $2, 500. 00 $2, 000. 00 $1, 500. 00 $1, 000. 00 $500. 00 $0. 00 Henderson (Inside City) Henderson (Outside City) Vance County (Pre. Const) Introductory Period Vance County (Post Const) Warren County Franklin County SGWASA

Water Rate Comparison $30 base fee and $7. 19 per $1, 000 gallons usage Water Rate Comparison $30 base fee and $7. 19 per $1, 000 gallons usage fee Translates into a usage fee of $0. 00719 per gallon (less than a penny) Vance County City of Henderson Franklin County South Granville Warren County Minimum Charge $30. 00 $25. 18 $30. 00 $22. 70 $13. 00 Price per 1, 000 Gallons $7. 19 $7. 62 $7. 70 $3. 60 $3. 50 Example – Cost Comparison $1. 07 at convenience store Could buy 8 bottles for less than 1¢ Could buy 1 gallon for less than a 1¢

Did you Know? The national average for water use person is 33 gallons per Did you Know? The national average for water use person is 33 gallons per day. For a family of 4 this equates to just under 4, 000 gallons per month. In NC counties similar to Vance County, the average household use is 3, 600 gallons per month. Avg. Vance County water bill using 3, 600 gallons per month = $55. 18 An 8 minute shower = 16 -32 gallons of water. Each flush = approx. 2 gallons of water use. Data Sources: US EPA, Water use varies based upon fixture type. See SWFWMD water use calculator. 3 loads per week = 18 gallons used each day.

Benefits of Water System Safety – secured, regulated, constantly monitored; less likely to contamination Benefits of Water System Safety – secured, regulated, constantly monitored; less likely to contamination than private wells. Reliability – ongoing and sustainable during power outages, drought resistant. Quality – wells are not monitored and routinely experience changes in quality and quantity; wells more subject to contamination, high mineral content, discoloration, or noticeable odors. Rural Fire Protection – hydrants every 2000 ft. Insurance Premiums – Access to water allows for reduced ISO insurance ratings and reduced homeowners insurance premiums. Upfront cost and maintenance cost for wells can be very high. Economic Development - Ability to encourage and attract new development while enhancing existing development Ability to utilize wells for outside uses (washing car, watering plants) Great investment for Vance County’s future

Questions/Contacts Vance County Planning and Development 156 Church Street, Suite 3 (County Courthouse) Henderson, Questions/Contacts Vance County Planning and Development 156 Church Street, Suite 3 (County Courthouse) Henderson, NC 27536 252 -738 -2080 Envirolink, Inc. PO Box 670 Bailey, NC 27808 252 -235 -4900 888 -754 -9878 Envirolink Field Office 122 Young Street Henderson, NC 252 -235 -4900