The Northern Virginia Daily
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Front Royal may soon offer property owners an incentive to upgrade water lines.
Finance Director B.J. Wilson during a Monday Town Council work session explained potential programs in which property owners could receive assistance to replace galvanized water and sewer lines.
Council members previously asked staff to review options on how property owners would repay the town for the line replacements or repairs. The town can place a lien on the property as a tax assessment for the replacement, Wilson explained. Since the town could not seek repayment as an extra fee on utility bills, Wilson explained the town would send a separate bill to property owners.
The town would reimburse property owners 75% of eligible costs up to $5,000 for reducing the risk of exposure to lead in drinking water by replacing lead, corroded or galvanized water service lines.
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