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CITY OF OLATHE

Policy No.:

PI-7

COUNCIL POLICY STATEMENT

Date Issued:

12-7-93

General Scope:

Public Improvements

Effective Date:

12-7-93

Specific Subject:

Water Transmission Main Connections

Cancellation Date:

Supersedes No.:

Purpose:

To set for the general public policy objectives of the city as it relates to a connection policy for water transmission mains.

Statement of Policy:

The statement of policy is hereby incorporated with Resolution 93-1169.

RESOLUTION NO. 93-1169

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A CONNECTION POLICY FOR WATER TRANSMISSION MAINS.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS:

SECTION ONE: That the policy, attached hereto and marked Exhibit A, is hereby adopted by the Governing Body as the official policy of the city concerning connections to the city's water transmission mains.

SECTION TWO: This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

ADOPTED by the Governing Body this 7th day of December, 1993.

SIGNED by the Mayor this 7th day of December, 1993.

/s/ J. Michael Haskin

Mayor

ATTEST:

/s/ H. Pevehouse

City Clerk

(SEAL)

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

/s/ Thomas A. Glinstra

Municipal Counsel

EXHIBIT A

CITY OF OLATHE

WATER TRANSMISSION MAINS

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND SERVICE CONNECTION POLICY

Policy:

No service connections nor 6-inch water distribution mains will be connected onto certain large diameter water mains (16-inch and larger) that are designated as water transmission mains unless otherwise approved by written agreement approved prior to adoption of this policy. On potable water mains, a 12-inch water main connection will be allowed at or near each section line and an 8-inch water main connection will be allowed at each "Collector Street." No other connections to water transmission mains will be allowed unless it is determined that the connection will benefit the overall water distribution system of the city of Olathe and is specifically approved by the Director of Municipal Services.

Water Transmission Mains:

All water mains 16-inch and larger meeting the following criteria shall be designated as "Water Transmission Mains":

1. The water main installation was funded by the Water and Sewer Fund without any of the costs being charged to adjacent property owners as special assessments or buy-in costs, or;

2. There is a parallel water main that provides and adequate amount of water within 60 feet of the "Water Transmission Main", or;

3. The water main is not a potable water main.

The following water mains are designated as "Water Transmission Mains":

1. 24-inch steel water main from Water Plant No. 2 to the intersection of Harold and Parker Streets.

2. 42-inch and 36-inch water main from Renner Standpipe along Renner Road, 127th Street, Black Bob Road, 146th Terrace and Alden Street to the Black Bob Standpipes. Only 12-inch and larger lines are allowed to be connected to this line; the location must be specifically approved by the city of Olathe.

3. 18-inch water main along Harold Street from Iowa to Woodland.

4. 16-inch water main along Parker Street from Harold Street to Santa Fe.

5. 16-inch water main along Sheridan Street from Water Treatment Plant No. 1 to Ridgeview Road.

6. 20-inch raw water main from Lake Olathe to Water Treatment Plant No. 1.

7. 24-inch raw water main from the city of Olathe Wellfield to Water Treatment Plant No. 2.

All future water mains 16-inch and larger installed and funded by the city of Olathe Water and Sewer Fund will be designated as Water Transmission Mains.

Special Easement Conditions:

For easement agreements allowing a predetermined number of connections onto the water main, these connection rights will remain with the property from which the easement was obtained. Connections rights will not be allowed to be transferred to another property. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify his rights to a connection if the property has been divided and sold to several different parties.

Approved Connections:

The city of Olathe will make all service connections allowed under this policy. The cost for completing this work, along with the normal fees to obtain service, will be paid for by the person requesting service.

Approved connections for water main extensions will be made by the contractor installing the water mains.