WESTERN URBAN GROWTH AREA - UTILITIES EXTENSION PROJECT 05-01
Utilities Provided to Western Urban Growth Area On December 16, 2005, the City begain providing new domestic water, sewer and fire services to Port Angeles Hardwood and portions of the recently annexed WUGA east of Eclipse Industrial park. Electric service was provided earlier on October 26, 2005.
Completion of the project within one year was a monumental task. The Public Works Utilities and Engineering Department took on this task while also supporting other major projects. In addition, the Community and Economic Development Department processed the annexation and rezone while reviewing the highest subdivision activity of record.
Key support from the City Attorney's office and Police and Fire Departments was essential in negotiating agreements with Clallam County, Dry Creek Water Association, and Fire District #2.
Cooperation between the various agencies and permitting departments was critical to completion within the time constraints. The City truly appreciates the cooperation and support received to accomplish this project on time.
A small informal ceremony in celebration of the startup of all utilities serving Port Angeles Hardwood and the WUGA was held on December 20, 2005. The new water pump station is located at the south end of C Street at US 101.
Approximately 7,900 linear feet of 16 inch ductile iron water line with valves and hydrants, approximately 4,600 linear feet of 4 inch polyvinylchloride sewer pipe with valves and service connections, approximately 2,300 linear feet of 8 inch gravity sewer main with manholes, approximately 14,000 linear feet of 5 inch electrical conduit with valves and secondary feed lines, and approximately 7,800 linear feet of bundled 4 inch fiber optic conduit with vaults.
Below are frequently asked questions about the Western Urban Growth Area Utility Extension. The questions, along with the answers and charts is also available in PDF format below. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 417-4800.
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FAQS WHY ARE THE UTILITIES BEING EXTENDED? New developments proposed for the area south of US 101 need sufficient water pressures and volumes for fire protection and the area is not served by sewer service. Water and sewer services may be extended by the City into the UGA to provide needed services.
WHAT UTILITIES ARE BEING EXTENDED? It is proposed to extend water, sewer, electric, and communications services.
HOW FAR ARE THE UTILITIES BEING EXTENDED TO? The proposed extensions will be from Doyle Road to Eclipse Industrial Park Road. Future extensions could extend to the western limit of the UGA.
WILL YOU BE REQUIRED TO CONNECT? No. The City will not require you to connect to the extended utilities. New development may be required to connect to City utilities.
WHAT WILL IT COST? Only those that choose to connect to the utilities extended by the City will be charged for a connection fee. Those that do not connect will not be charged any fees.
WHY IS ANNEXATION PROPOSED? In order for the City to help finance the new infrastructure, and to provide electrical service to the area it must be within the City.
WILL THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION REQUIRE UTILITY CONNECTIONS? No. Annexation has been proposed to be able to provide electrical service and facilitate the sewer and water extensions.
WHAT WILL BE MY COST TO CONNECT TO THE NEW SERVICES? A table of the proposed connection fees is below. These are the added fees for new connections to the extended utilities. The normal connection fees paid by all new connections in the City are also shown in the table.
HOW WILL MY UTILITY RATES CHANGE IF I CONNECT TO THE NEW SERVICES? A table comparing existing water and electrical provider and City rates is attached? There is no existing sewer provider.
IF I RESIDE OUTSIDE OF THE ANNEXATION AREA CAN I CONNECT TO THE EXTENDED SERVICES? Residents outside of the annexed area may connect to the extended sewer main since there are no other providers in the area. City water and electrical service would require agreements with Dry Creek Water Association and PUD. Utility rates for users outside of the City are at 1.5 times our standard rates.
* Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) is equal to one residential home. For estimating potential number of EDU’s in service area a basis of 1 EDU per existing home, 3 employees, or 5 acres was utilized. Final connection charges will be based usage (water meter size or fixture counts).