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File #: 08-0174    Version: 1 Name: 031708 - Housing Trust Fund for Water Service Repairs
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/17/2008 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/17/2008 Final action: 3/17/2008
Enactment date: 3/17/2008 Enactment #: R-08-114
Title: Resolution to Appropriate Water Supply Funds and Approve and Authorize an Increase in the Ann Arbor Housing Trust Fund to Assist Low-income Homeowners with Water Service Repairs ($65,000.00)(8 Votes Required)
Related files: 17-0262
Title
Resolution to Appropriate Water Supply Funds and Approve and Authorize an Increase in the Ann Arbor Housing Trust Fund to Assist Low-income Homeowners with Water Service Repairs ($65,000.00)(8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for City Council review and approval is a resolution which would establish a program for low-income residents to assist with repairs to existing customer owned water service piping as necessary to comply with the City’s conversion to an automated meter reading system. One Hundred percent conversion of water system metering to the automated technology is essential to eliminate spot meter reading and permit effective analysis of usage data for both operating and planning purposes.

Chapter 27, section 22.2(a) of the City’s Code of Ordinances states that “The owner of any house, building or property that is used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes, and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which public water is available, is required at the owner’s expense, to install and maintain suitable potable water facilities therein (as required by Michigan building code(s)) and, except as provided below, to connect the facilities directly to a City of Ann Arbor owned water main in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter,…”.

The Public Service Area has nearly completed a citywide conversion to the automated meter reading system. Installation personnel have assessed the condition of existing household water services before installing the automated meters to make a reasonable determination that the customer’s service will not leak or break as a result of the installation process. If the condition of the customer’s service was deteriorated to the extent a new meter could not be installed, the homeowner was advised that they needed to repair their plumbing to accommodate the automated meter installation in accordance with the provision of code. Approximately 80 residential households have not been...

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