What is being required by USDA Rural Development to ensure that there are enough subscribers to make the initial phase of the domestic rural water system economically viable?

Our Letter of Conditions from USDA Rural Development requires that we have a minimum of 144 subscribers, which is a condition we certainly meet. Additionally, USDA requires us to develop a POSITIVE PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE CONNECTIONS, which includes requirements for regulations for the system, installation guidelines and requirements for service lines from meter locations to your property and letters notifying property owners of construction and service availability. You can find the current regulations at http://lpwwa.org/wp-content/uploads/Rules-Regulations-Amended-17-08-09Approved.pdf on our web site. Service line installation guidelines/requirements will be available in the future and will likely be sent out with letters notifying property owners of construction and service availability. Also, owners of property in Phase 1 who do not subscribe for service will be given the opportunity to sign a service declination statement.