ALEXANDER COUNTY (June 28, 2021) – With two water line extension projects complete, Alexander County Government and the City of Hickory have reduced water tap fees to help citizens and businesses connect to the county water system.
The county recently 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.
Water tap fees will be inside capacity charges, currently at $541, for a savings of $602 per tap. The fee reduction will now expire on December 31, 2021. The cost reduction was to expire on June 30th. Water connections may not be purchased for future use and an immediate connection is required. Alexander County currently has more than 5,300 water customers.
Those who are interested in tapping onto existing or new water lines on the Alexander County water system must complete a tap application at the City of Hickory Water Department, located at 76 North Center Street in Hickory (Hickory City Hall). The $541 payment may be made via check or cash. For more information, contact the City of Hickory at (828) 323-7427.