City notifies landowners of opportunity to purchase capacity in wastewater system

The City of Liberty Hill is planning to break ground this summer on a wastewater collection system to serve properties primarily on the east side of US Highway 183. The project is funded by the Texas Water Development Board to only provide capacity to existing homes and businesses.

The City is extending the opportunity for property owners to purchase capacity in the proposed wastewater collection system for any future development of their property. For those who choose to purchase capacity, the proposed lines would be oversized and the capacity would be allocated to them.

If landowners choose not to participate, in the future they may have to bear the full cost of acquiring easements and construction of a parallel wastewater line. Costs for the parallel line could exceed 10-20 times that of participating in the City’s proposed wastewater project today.

Those interested in obtaining more information about the project should  attend a meeting hosted by the City of Liberty Hill at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the City Council Chambers, located at 2801 Ranch Road 1869.

Impacted property owners received a letter from the City recently along

with a contract for capacity and a mpa of the service area showing the proposed wastewater collection system. The map contained letters indicating possible entry points on the system with a corresponding cost per LUE (Living Unit Equivalent) to reserve collection system capacity at that point in the proposed system.

Property owners with questions on the City’s offer should contact Curtis Steger at the City’s engineering firm, Steger Bizzell, at (512) 930-9412 during regular business hours.