Mint Hill Commissioners have approved a request to allow private sewer service to be run under Thompson Road.Keith Paris, of Paris Projects, and Classica Homes requested an encroachment across the road from the Oxford Glen subdivision to serve 24 yet-to-be-built homes in the new Meadows at Cheval development. Currently, Oxford Glen homes receive sewer services from a package plant operated by Aqua NC. That plant has enough capacity to serve the additional homes. Mint Hill town manager Brian Welch said, ideally all homes in the town would be served by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities with both water and sewer, but services to that part of town are still several years away so he recommended approval of the request. Until recently, CMU water was also out of reach for most on Thompson Road because of a state moratorium on new water extensions in that area to protect the habitat of the Carolina Heelsplitter. A few months ago that moratorium was lifted, and now public water can be run to that part of town. Mint Hill’s reputation for large building lots can be attributed to lack of availability of public water and sewer services in the past. Town code requires almost an acre lot if a home has a well and septic tank. If only one public utility is available, then a home can be built on three-quarters of an acre. If water and sewer services are present, then homes can be built on a half acre or smaller.
Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
Sewer service extended in Mint Hill
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