On February 21, 2023, Hoback residents voted 35-0 to establish a water and sewer district to help address their water quality concerns.
POWJH and our board member Bob Frodeman, who lives in Hoback, led the campaign toward water and sewer district formation during the Summer of 2022. Hoback residents are now united behind efforts to fix their chronic water quality problems.
Forming a district gives Hoback residents a necessary tool to begin addressing the problem. A district can levy taxes to pay off low-interest state loans, apply for state grants to build water and sewer infrastructure, and look for federal grants to fund projects.
The Level II water analysis of the Hoback Junction area is set for completion in Fall 2023. This study will identify options for correcting Hoback water problems and provide cost estimates.
The Level II analysis will make it possible to apply for Level III construction funding at the state and federal levels. These options were not possible without a district.