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No, the Board of Water Commissioners does not offer full waivers for Covenant Lots. However, Covenant Lots are offered the discounted rate of $2500 for connection.
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The Town requires the original signed and notarized documents. Please mail them to:
Ken BeaugrandReal Estate Specialist
Housing and Real Estate Office6 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554.
No, neither the Town nor the Airport will be testing private wells in the project area.
Because the water main expansion project is being funded through the State’s Revolving Fund Loan Program (SRF) there are strict deadlines attached to the project. The Town intends to start construction in the fall of 2023.
As of October 2022, the water main expansion project is estimated to cost $8,212,500:
The Town applied for and received a $7,800,000 State Revolving Fund (SRF) zero-interest loan to assist in funding the water main expansion project which only pays for material and construction. Subsequently, the Town increased this request to $8,300,000 when submitting its updated application and design on October 14, 2022 due to anticipated increase in costs.
This SRF loan does not fund permitting, design, engineering, or other ancillary costs. To fund these costs and the repayment of the SRF loan the Town has appropriated the following funds through Annual Town Meetings and Election:
The Board of Health could require a mandatory hookup if someone has a contaminated well.
The Nantucket Water Department will hold the $2,500 reduced water tie in fee for as long needed. There is no expiration date to tie in at the discounted rate.
TBD. Plans are currently being designed.
The easement plans for this new project are being developed but will not have a specific easement location marked out. It will be similar to the easement plan that was just finished by the Airport water main project on a portion of Skyline Drive. It would be difficult to map out all the laterals that will be run to each property. The design engineers are still determining the side of the street the water line will run and will have final plans completed for the state to review by early November.
The Town will be bringing the water stubs to the edge of every property, and it will be up to the property owner to pay to connect. The Town won’t be doing any work on private property, just in the road layout.
If a property owner in the project area has his/her well tested and PFAS has been detected, the Public Health Director recommends against allowing irrigation wells that are known to have levels of contamination. The Public Health Department would rather the owners abandon the well in its entirety to avoid increasing the PFAS cycle. Installing a filter system on that well is not the answer as the filters will simply concentrate the contaminant, and needs to be handled as hazardous waste, which is expensive.