Fort Pierre City Council Delays Action On Request By Home Owner To Run Off City Water

The Fort Pierre City Council has delayed action on a request by a homeowner to tap into the city’s water system. Public Works Director Rick Hahn says Chris Stanley is building a home that just over the city limits into the extra-territorial area with Stanley County…

Rural water systems have not installed infrastructure in the area and Hahn believes it could be multiple years before it is. The Stanley’s would have to pay to have a line run from the city’s main to the home. A meter would be placed along the line where the property line meets the city limits. Councilman Mike Weisgram wondered if others residents in the area would like to do the same…

Hahn says if the city goes ahead, any agreement should be well spelled out to avoid problems that have come up with similar arrangements previously…

Hahn says the Fort Pierre Utility Committee has discussed how to approach utility services to areas in the extra territorial area between the city and rural utility providers.