How exactly would an expanded water line project be funded?
Water line construction could be funded through the creation of a special tax district, if approved, with costs covered by property owners in the water line expansion phases (who possess water-using dwellings/structures). If petitioned to do so, following three weeks of public advertisement and a public hearing, the Board of Supervisors could vote to enact an ordinance allowing Campbell County to assess an extra tax on each property in a water line expansion area (those with plumbing systems). The tax rate (an increase of approximately $1,000 - $1,200 per year per property, for the Evington project) would be based on the actual costs associated with the project’s construction and would be assessed over 20 years or until the project’s costs were fully covered. Revenue from the tax would be held in a special water line fund and only used for that purpose.

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1. How exactly would an expanded water line project be funded?
2. When would water line taxes be due?
3. How many land owners need to commit to water line expansion for the project to move forward in the Evington area?
4. Would everyone in the proposed water line expansion area have to pay a special tax to cover water-line construction costs?
5. Would I have to connect if enough property owners chose to opt-in on the project?
6. What would I have to pay now and in the future if the water-line project is approved?
7. Are there penalties if I could not pay the special water-line tax?
8. Do both phases of water line development have to be approved for the project to be constructed?
9. Do I have to connect/pay a special tax if I own undeveloped property in the area?
10. Would this tax be charged to my property forever or just for a specific period of time?
11. Do I have to stop using my well if I connect to a public water line?
12. If the water-line project does not move forward, what other options do I have for securing drinkable water long-term?