REQUIRING THE INTERCONNECTION OF PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS OR WASTEWATER SYSTEMS TO REGIONAL SYSTEMS WHEN NECESSARY TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH, PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH DRINKING WATER RULES AND TO REQUIRE THAT AN ANALYSIS OF REASONABLE ALTERNATIVES BE DONE BEFORE CONSTRUCTING OR ALTERING A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Amends GS 120-163(c) (concerning statement in petition listing the services that the proposed municipality will offer) to provide that in order to qualify for offering a service, the proposed municipality must either provide the service directly or through a contract in which the contracting party is compensated by the proposed municipality. Makes an exception for water distribution or wastewater treatment if the entire area of the proposed municipality is within the water and sewer authority or special district’s service area. Deletes provision detailing requirements to be met in order for the proposed municipality to quality for providing police protection.
Deletes proposed GS 160A-329 (extension of water or sewer service by other public entities near municipal limits). Makes a conforming deletion in the bill title.
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