Examples of Formalized State Settlement and Dispute
for the Transfer of Water Service Territory Between Cities and Rural Water
Districts. State law with guidelines to transfer. Professor (supported by KRWA) is arbitrator.
8, 2013, HOUSE
BILL NO. 1440, relating to water services by cities and water districts
and state water commission policies on funds for water districts and cities.
State Law on settling service areas disputes. Allows for a procedure to determine the
cost for the area in dispute.
Missouri: State statute Chapter 247,
Public Water Supply Districts, Section 247.165 – Identifying a process of
developing agreements between public water supply districts and municipalities
Texas: Water Code - Section 13.255,
Single Certification In Incorporated Or Annexed Areas – provides for
procedure for agreements in the event that an area is incorporated or annexed
by a municipality and a retail public utility that provides water or sewer
service to all or part of the area.
Provides for just compensation to a public utility.
Ohio Bilateral Agreement: Rural Lorain
County Rural Water and neighboring communities’ local agreements and
Iowa: Southeast Polk Rural Water District’s standardized formula for settlement and reimbursement of annexed territories.
Bill Simpson: (5/2013) White Paper Discussion