Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Scott County rural water system?  
  • Through the treatment and testing that will be provided, water supplied by the Water District will be
    kept free of bacterial contamination and dangerous contaminates that can impact private wells due to
    septic tanks, oil or chemical spills.
  • Water supplied by the District will be treated and tested to assure compliance with all requirements
    for drinking water.
  • The water supply will be continuous, and would not be impacted by power outages or private well
    failures.  Back up power systems and wells are part of the contingency plans of the Water District.
  • Residents should be relieved of expenses for installing, maintaining and repairing wells, pumps and
    water softeners.
  • Staining of fixtures and appliances would be eliminated.
  • Property values should be enhanced.

  • What is the cost to hook-up to the rural water system?
  • For the customers who sign a new user agreement during the design stage of the waterworks
    system, the cost is only $150.  This fee can be paid over six months in $25 installments.  
  • For those customers signing up after the design stage, the cost could be well over $1,000.
  • What will be my monthly costs?
  • The minimum monthly charge, which also includes the first 1,000 gallons of water, is $30.  After the
    initial 1000 gallons, water is sold at a rate equal to $6.50 per 1,000 gallons.  Please use our Water
    Calculator to help estimate usage and fees.