Water is a valuable commodity in Mohave County – especially when it belongs to someone else.
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a $2,200 fee for homeowners living outside the Horizon Six Development District to connect to the district’s water system. The board’s decision will affect the owners of 17 parcels of land adjacent Horizon Six, according to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson.
“I didn’t think it was fair that other people spent thousands of dollars to get this water system in, only to let others connect to it for free,” Johnson said Monday afternoon. “We’re giving the district a little bit of a cushion to help bring their system up where to it needs to be.”
Mohave County Supervisors ultimately intend to renovate the 35-year-old Horizon Six water infrastructure, which services more than 200 acres on the outskirts of Lake Havasu City.
“We’ve opened up the door for other people to get into the water system,” Johnson said. “Me and county staff will be at the library (Tuesday) to explain to residents what’s going on.”
Horizon Six resident Mary Van Roy was optimistic about the board’s decision Monday morning.
“I think property owners would be very pleased to have access to our water,” Van Roy said. “And having them share the cost to maintain our water distribution system would be wonderful.”
The Board of Supervisors also voted in favor of extending an agreement with Lake Havasu City for 170 acre feet of water to Donkey Acres residents, which was approved by the Lake Havasu City Council at its meeting last Tuesday.
Van Roy will also be present at the Horizon Six Development District’s meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. today.