Gary L Herman
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (July 13, 2020) – With two water line extension projects in the works, Alexander County Government has reduced water tap fees to help citizens and businesses connect to the county water system.
The county has contracted with Buckeye Bridge LLC to install 83,340 linear feet of water lines with the potential of providing water service to approximately 350 households, numerous farms, and future development.
In cooperation with the City of Hickory, water tap fees will be inside capacity charges, currently at $541, for a savings of $602 per tap. The fee reduction will expire on June 30, 2021. Water connections may not be purchased for future use and immediate connection is required. Alexander County currently has more than 5,300 water customers.
Water lines are being installed on portions of Fox Court, Zeb Watts Road, Liberty Grove Church Road, Dula Loop, Ned Herman Road, Poly Bowman Road, Deal Farm Lane, Kirkpatrick Lane, Espie Little Road, Icard Ridge Road, Teague Town Road, B&T Lane, Sanchez Road, RZ Bowman Road, William Reece Road, Clouse Road, Friday-Cockrell Road, Rabbit Hollow Road, AL Fox Road, Crowson Road, Outrigger Road, and Drum & Hammer Road..
Those who are interested in tapping onto existing or new water lines on the Alexander County water system should contact the City of Hickory at (828) 323-7427. The tap application must be completed in person at the City of Hickory Water Department, located at 76 North Center Street in Hickory. The $541 payment may be made via check or cash.