We bill forward for water service, so each bill pays for the following quarter. For example, the bill due on 3/31 will cover the period from 4/1 through 6/30.
- $210 due 3/31, 6/30, 9/30 and 12/31
- $200 due 3/31, 6/30, 9/30 and 12/31
- $165 due 3/31, 6/30, 9/30 and 12/31
This includes the water mains, valves, booster pumps and other plumbing that connects the water source (currently our well) to our homes (actually to the shutoff at or near the street).
Regardless of the water source this infrastructure needs regular maintenance & repair.
An evaluation of the Foothills Water System was completed in August of 2002. This report identified the condition of the components of the system, and included estimated costs for necessary repairs. Copies are available from the Clerk.
In addition, in July 2004, an engineering study of the system was conducted.
Sources of water
Two wells. One is in service and requires a Green Sand Filter to control the manganese content.
The wells are located in the peninsula just below the Foothills neighborhood, bordered on the south and west by the Browns river and on the east by The Creek. As a resident of the Foothills neighborhood, you have access to the well site and can use it for recreation.
A major system upgrade was performed over the summer of 2006 and completed in November 2006. Work included a refit to the Filter building with new well and filters controls, demolishing the gazebo booster station and gable roof over the reservoir and building a new Booster Station above the reservoir which is now capped with a concrete slab. The Booster Station also received all new controls. Both buildings now report out thru the cellular network and can be managed on the internet.