Updated: 10/24/23 | Status: Interest Phase
Residents living off or in close proximity to Dodd Road.
No, your residence would be served by the Rimrock Service Area public drinking water system, owned and operated by North Kootenai Water District. The Rimrock system is supplied by three wells drawing from the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. The wells are located on Lancaster Road, west of Highway 95.
Certainly, fire hydrants will be strategically placed along Dodd Road.
Yes, typically, the presence of fire hydrants can lead to reduced homeowner insurance premiums. This is a good question to ask your insurance agent.
No, currently, we're assessing resident interest to pursue lending and project cost reduction from the state. The number of interested residents will play a role in this process.
More participants can help distribute the cost. For instance, if 25 residents commit, the cost could range between 50-100k* per resident, considering potential state debt reduction. Roughly 2.5 million dollars was proposed in 2008, however the total cost will be re-estimated based on the interest and demand from residents.
(*Subject to change)
No, this phase is solely about gauging initial interest and applying for state funds.
Our efforts are geared towards securing state funding for the remaining balance.
The State Revolving Fund (SRF) program administered by the DEQ offers low-interest loans to eligible recipients for the enhancement of their drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. https://www.deq.idaho.gov/water-quality/grants-and-loans/construction-loans/
The major elements to consider before bringing a water utility to a community are:
We aim to receive responses from interested parties by November 15th. If sufficient interest is shown, a public meeting will be arranged to address further inquiries and feedback. If interest remains strong, we will collaborate with NKWD to seek funding and debt forgiveness in December. We anticipate learning about the approval of the funding or debt forgiveness by May 2024. Commitments would then be required at that stage.