Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 17, 2010

Q's and A's from Tansi sewer hearing

The following questions and answers were heard during last month's Tansi Sewer Utility District public hearing.

Q. Will there be two districts?

A. Yes. In the beginning there will be two districts. Tansi Waste Management Inc. (TWM) was created as a private entity to fill the gap, providing critically needed sewer service to POA amenities until a public utility district was formed or an existing utility district could take over providing sewer services. TWM will become Tansi Sewer Utility District.

Q. Will Tansi POA get its investment back from TSUD once it takes over TWM?

A. Yes and no. A cash transfer back is improbable but the POA will see its investment benefiting members because assets from TWM will become TSUD's and that will be a start-up cost the POA members will not have to contribute to with the new public district.

Q. What type of sewer system will be installed?

A. The system will be a low pressure system with each individual customer having a grinder pump. Septic systems must be abandoned at the time of hookup and the pump, installation and closing out of the old system will be covered under one fee.

Q. Who will maintain the grinder pump?

A. A private company will install the pumps as part of the hookup fee. The same company will do maintenance at a cost to the homeowner.

Q. What is the cost to the average homeowner?

A. All home owners will pay a $6,500 hookup fee of which $1,500 will be designated for installation of a grinder pump and closeout of the existing septic system. This is a best-guess estimate and the price could be lower, depending on how many grants and low-interest loans are obtained by TSUD.

Q. Will the hookup fees be financed?

A. There are several ways being explored as to how the $6,500 will be financed. One possibility is an abutment fee placed against each property owner. Another is low-interest bank loans. Grants could lower the fee. There might also be an extended annual payment schedule to make the costs affordable to homeowners.

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