During the June time frame, NWNA identified the potential for delays in meeting the 180 days connections based on the limited number of available plumbing companies supporting the connections efforts.
This concern has come to fruition.
Thankfully, the City Public Works has recognized the delays and has added an additional 60 days to the original 180-day time frame for connections. Below is the Resolution that will be presented to City Council for approval.
Per City Code Chapter 19 Section 2.5 (e), owners of developed properties have 180 days from the date of the Notice of Availability (NOA) to connect to the applicable municipal water and/or sewer systems.
Given the large size of the North 2 UEP (over 3,200 developed properties), the relatively small quantity of plumbing contractors that perform the customer connections, and the various issues facing some property owners as a result of the COVID pandemic, the staff is requesting authorization to extend the 180-day deadline on all phases of North 2 UEP an additional 60 days.
This will allow property owners a total of 240 days from receipt of the NOA to complete their plumbing connections before initiating the code compliance process for non-connection. If approved, staff will inform all applicable property owners of the additional time to complete the plumbing connection requirements.