Service Connection, Disconnection & Locates

Policy and fees apply for taps that need to be connected or disconnected.  A Property must be Included within the District’s Boundary prior to connection.   A permit to connect is also required.

Connection and Disconnection requires working with District representatives for planning and inspection(s).  Please see Policies located on this website and/or call the District Office regarding the inclusion process, which is summarized below:

1.  Property owner petitions District for inclusion and pays inclusion fee.

2. Notice for Petition Hearing is published.

3. Petition Hearing is held at a regular Board Meeting.

4. Petition is filed with District Court and Court Orders the Inclusion

5. Jefferson County processes the Inclusion Order and the property becomes subject to District’s mil levy on the next assessment cycle.

The Application is the procedure that allows the tap owner to physcially connect a tap to the main or a lateral is below; if the property to be served is located near a Lateral, the Lateral owners must grant permission by signing the tap permit application.

LMWD Application for Tap Permit

Mechanical Procedures to place taps in service (Connection) or permanently disconnected are below.

LMWD Mechanical Specifications

A service disconnection must be approved by the Board of Directors and will require a tap forfeiture.  The District does not facilitate the issuance of well permits.

Well Permits and Cross Connection Control

For abandonment of taps:  Board Resolution – Abandonment of Taps

For special circumstances:  Board Resolution – Petitions for Disconnection

Mechanical specifications for disconnection:  LMWD Disconnect Procedure

Board Resolution – Petitions for Exclusion

LMWD Petition For Exclusion

The District may or may not perform “locates”.  It is important for property owners and contractors to understand when a locate will not be completed by the District by reading the procedures below:

LMWD Procedure for Utility Locates