The Lovettsville Town Council last week unanimously approved a water and sewer agreement with the county to provide service to the Lovettsville Community Park.
The county-owned 91-acre park, which is located directly across Broad Way from the Lovettsville Community Center, will include seven athletic fields, restrooms, concessions, an equestrian area, an amphitheater, an off-leash dog area and a walking trail once constructed. The county will pay Lovettsville’s out-of-town water and sewer rates for service at the baseball field restrooms and concession area, the amphitheater restrooms and dog park, and the equestrian center restrooms and washing station.
Out-of-town water rates are set at $13.44 per 1,000 gallons of use. Out-of-town sewer rates are set at $21.35 per 1,000 gallons. The county will also pay the town water and sewer connection fees for the hookups—$2,000 each. The county also will be responsible for installing all water and sewer lines according to town standards and will be required to pay the town $6,000 per year for maintenance costs related to flushing and long-term replacement.
The town has been working with the county for more than a year to move the park to construction. The county has already selected a contractor to install the utility lines and will issue the notice to proceed this month.