Syracuse updates rules about water shares

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Staff And Correspondents

SYRACUSE -- City leaders have updated rules related to developers and water shares.

In action taken recently, the city council voted unanimously to amend provisions of Title Eight, relating to required water shares as part of a subdivision project.

Developers are required to exact water shares as part of development plans. The measure applies to secondary water, not culinary water.

The changes put the city’s code in line with state guidelines, according to Robert Whiteley, public works director, who said Syracuse is one of the few communities in the state that has its own secondary water system.

He said most municipalities get their secondary water through irrigation companies.

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