EASEMENT ACQUISITION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Water and Sanitary Sewer Easement Information
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Easements and Deeded Property
Appurtenances of water distribution systems and sanitary sewer systems, to be owned by the HCWA, are often located within streets and right-of-ways. Water distribution system and sanitary system appurtenances to be owned by the HCWA, shall be situated within an easement to be granted to the HCWA, when a public street right-of-way is not available. An easement shall not encroach into a structure's foundation.
"On-site" easements are those easements falling within the boundaries of the current phase of the development that are shown on the plat and are recorded through the process of recording the Deed of Conveyance and final plat.
Developer shall grant to the HCWA, the exclusive right to construct, re-construct, operate, maintain, repair, replace, improve, alter, remove, relocate and inspect water distribution systems and/or sanitary sewer systems that are situated over, across and under the land wherein the water distribution systems and/or sanitary sewer systems lie on the Developer's property.
"Off-site" easements are those easements falling outside the boundaries of the current phase of the development and must be provided and recorded by the Developer on an HCWA easement document for each property owner. Plans must be submitted and approved along with an easement plat before the Developer obtains an easement from a property owner.
Easements through property owned by the developer, including water and sewer lines that will be included in later phases of the same project, must be treated as routine off-site easements.
Off-site easements shall be negotiated and acquired by the Developer with the property owner.
Construction of the off-site water distribution systems and/or sanitary sewer systems shall not begin until all off-site easements for system completion are approved, acquired, recorded and received by HCWA.
The minimum width of a permanent on-site/off-site easement associated with water distribution system appurtenances shall be 10-feet. Sanitary sewer system appurtenances shall be 20-feet.
Easement width or size may be increased or decreased at the discretion of the HCWA Engineer.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Engineering Division at 770.914.3688 between the hours of 8:00AM - 5:00PM.