Two water projects in Alexander County are almost finished, and residents are encouraged to tap on to the new water lines before December 31 to take advantage of the discounted tap fee. At Monday’s (November 1) meeting, the Alexander County Board of Commissioners heard a report on the water projects from R.J. Mozeley, Senior Project Manager for McGill Associates, which served as engineer for the projects.
Mozeley said the 2018 water project included 71,100 linear feet of six-inch and eight-inch water lines in various parts of the county. The roads were chosen to provide service in areas of need and to improve the connectivity of the water system. Water lines were installed on portions of the following roads: Fox Court, Zeb Watts Road, Liberty Grove Church Road, Dula Loop, Ned Herman Road, Poly Bowman Road, Deal Farm Lane, Kirkpatrick Lane, Espie Little Road, Icard Ridge Road, Teague Town Road, and B&T Lane.
In April 2020, commissioners approved an additional water line extension project which installed 11,500 linear feet of water lines on unserved portions of Sanchez Road, RZ Bowman Road, William Reece Road, Clouse Road, Friday-Cockrell Road, Rabbit Hollow Road, AL Fox Road, Crowson Road, Outrigger Road, and Drum & Hammer Road. Water lines will be installed on Emerald Point Drive and Crappie Cove Lane within the next 60 days, which will fully complete the projects.
To assist residents who live in these areas, tap fees have been reduced to $541, for a savings of $602 per tap. The fee reduction will expire on December 31. If you live in an area where water lines have been installed, contact the City of Hickory at (828) 323-7427.