It may soon be easier for people living outside of
La Crosse's city limits to tap into the water supply
but it would come at a price.
La Crosse's Board of Public Works approved a new policy
for water connection charges at their meeting this
The policy calls for a connection charge of 311 dollars
City officials say in the case of a new housing development
or subdivision in the Town of Shelby or any other
surrounding area .
that cost would most likely be covered by the developer
but any private homeowner looking to tap into the
system would have to pay the fee themselves.
Up until now, anyone, especially with water, that
wanted water service had to annex.
WIth the boundary discussions, that may change and
so the proposed procedure will change, where if you're
getting these services without annexing, essentially
you're then buying into the water system capacity.
The proposed policy still has to be approved by La
Crosse's City Council before going into effect.