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Purpose:The Town of Carrboro created reserve of $120,000 over a six year period that was begun in 1995-96 to subsidize providing sewer to those existing dwelling units presently not served by OWASA. OWASA, in 1997, estimated that there were 160 units not served by sewer within the corporate limits of the Town of Carrboro.
Policy: The Town of Carrboro will pay OWASA a subsidy of $2,000 per dwelling unit in existence as of January 25, 2005 on behalf of a property owner to cover any fees due to OWASA for the connection of a dwelling unit to a public sewer main. This subsidy will be paid for only existing dwelling units within the corporate limits of Carrboro that are not served by OWASA sewer at the effective date of this policy. This subsidy will be redeemed on first come first served basis as long as the established reserve and its accumulated interest exist.
Procedure:All eligible property owners who have contracted with OWASA to have their dwelling unit served by a public sewer and are interested in receiving the subsidy should contact the Town Clerk to complete a request for the subsidy. The Town Clerk will certify the eligibility of the request and notify OWASA. Upon receipt of an invoice, the Town will pay to OWASA $2,000 of the fees levied against the eligible property on behalf of the property owner.