Q. What will the monthly bill be?
A. $35 per month in the beginning.
Q. Is this project premature since the system for POA amenities is not even proven it will work?
A. Proponents for TSUD say that there is a liability protection with the transfer of the private system to the public system and that creating a sewer district to service the Lake Tansi area proper is no longer an option.
Q. When will TSUD expand to the next area (Phase II)?
A. A lot depends on funding and how quick the plant goes on line.
Q. What will the charge be for Hiawatha E and Hiawatha W?
A. Hiawatha E and W are doing their own infracstructure, and will pay connect fees of $190,000.
Q. What is the cost of Phase I?
A. $5 million.
Q. Will owners of property where lines pass be required to pay the hookup fee when a house does not exist on that property?
A. At this time there is no plan to require a property owner with no home in existence on the lot to pay the hookup fee. State law allows for the $35 per month fee to be charged but there is no plan to do so at this time.
Q. Will all home owners have to hookup?
A. There was some lengthy discussion about this and the best guess answer for this reporter is that state law allows mandatory participation of a line passes in front of the property, regardless of whether the current septic system is in good working order or not.
It appears that TSUD promoters were leaning toward a mandatory $35 monthly fee if the line passes your property, but if your septic system is in good working order, the $6,500 (or whatever number is decided) hookup fee will not be assessed until actual hookup.