The debate over a petition from residents along Rudder Road who aren’t interested in being hooked up to the city’s municipal water system is back for discussion.

The issue is whether the city of Lake Ozark is going to run water lines to about 20 homes on Rudder Road.


The debate over a petition from residents along Rudder Road who aren’t interested in being hooked up to the city’s municipal water system is back for discussion.
The issue is whether the city of Lake Ozark is going to run water lines to about 20 homes on Rudder Road.
If the city moves forward with a plan to extend the water to the neighborhood, residents will be forced to connect at a cost of about $2,000 per household.
The majority of residents on Rudder Road have made their position clear to the board. They filed a petition with the board asking to city to bypass their neighborhood.
They don’t want city water. Most have relatively new wells and see no need for the city’s service. They understand it’s inevitable that the city will eventually extend the water lines to their neighborhood, but don’t see it as being a priority.
They also raised concerns over the location of the sewer lines and the proximity of those to water lines if the city moves forward with the project.
The city is expected to discuss the Rudder Road water project at its meeting Tuesday. The item is on the agenda for discussion. The meeting gets underway at 6 p.m. at Lake Ozark City Hall.
 City administrator Charles Clark says the project is a priority for the city. He says the extension of the water lines will run about $40,000. The road is less than 1/2 mile long.
The neighborhood is already hooked up to the city’s sewer system. It is one of several neighborhoods in Lake Ozark that does not have city water.
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