Easement Acquisition

Easement procurement is one of the first steps in the process of installing new water service or moving an existing waterline. Without approval from private owners or the Court Clerk, a new waterline project can’t be completed. Our Easement Acquisition Department is charged with the task of determining the most efficient route, title and ownership research, public relations, easement document preparation, and finally, execution of the document. During the process, the Easement Coordinators are oftentimes seen in the project area, speaking with homeowners – addressing their questions and concerns, inspecting the geographical attributes of the proposed water or wastewater line path and anticipating/addressing potential problems along the way. If married, an easement requires the signature of both spouses (regardless of the name(s) on the deed). Signature(s) must be acknowledged by a Notary Public.