A public hearing is scheduled for today (Dec. 11) at the Hannibal town hall concerning a proposed new water district.
Hannibal Supervisor Ronald Greenleaf said the town recently submitted an application for funding for a water district.
Town officials have been notified the town is eligible for money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
Before funding will be committed, a final application must be submitted.
The estimated funding includes a grant of $697,000 and a loan of $760,000 at 2.75 percent for this $1,457,000 project.
As part of the project, the town must hold a public hearing to explain the project and projected user costs, as well as to obtain input from you whether to proceed or not.
Greenleaf said about 75 properties are involved in the project.
It would connect the two ends of Stock Road that already have water and would provide wter to Sixty-Six Road south of Route 104 to Dunham Road.
He said the cost to property owners would be about $638 a year for 38 years in addition to water usage.
He said it isn’t known yet if this cost would include the hookup of the water line to the house.
All of these properties now are on wells, Greenleaf said.
Sometimes in dry summers, the wells will go dry, he said.
“There is a need” for water in these areas, he said.