AN ACT PROVIDING THAT CITIES SHALL NOT ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH PUBLIC WATER OR SEWER SYSTEMS THAT CONDITION THE PROVISION OR EXTENSION OF WATER OR SEWER SERVICES UPON THE ANNEXATION OF THE AREA TO BE SERVED BY THE CITY OR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO DEVELOP INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE DRINKING WATER WELL OWNERS TRANSITIONING TO PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES.
Amends GS 160A-58.24 (content of contracts for water or sewer service) by prohibiting agreements between cities and public water/sewer system that condition provision or extension of water and/or sewer services upon annexation of the area to be served by the city or the public water/sewer districts.
Amends Part 1 of Article 16 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes (cities and towns and public enterprises) by adding GS 160A-330 prohibiting cities from entering into agreements that condition, or otherwise restrict, the provision or extension of a public enterprise service upon annexation of the area to be served by the city.
Amends GS 160A-464 (Interlocal cooperation agreements) by prohibiting interlocal undertakings by cities and public water/sewer districts that condition the provision or extension of water and/or sewer services on the annexation of the area to be served by the city or the public water/sewer district.
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