My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Blue Springs, Missouri
My wife and I purchased property located inside Blue Springs city limits. Though we are inside the city limits they never annexed the property so we are listed as county. The property currently uses a cistern. We want to connect to city water (used to be a rural water district). The water main runs right across the front of our property in the utility easement.
When we talked to the city water district they told us that we would have to petition to the city to get annexed before we could connect to the water system. We would like to stay county for several reasons. There currently is no access to the sewer system and we were told by the city engineers office that it would cost upwards of $250,000 to connect. So if our septic system fails and we have to do a major repair or replacement the city might try to force us to connect to the sewer at our expense. The property isn't worth anywhere near $250,000.
My question is if the city can force us to annex to connect to the public utility, and possibly put is in a really tough spot later if we have to connect to the sewer.
We have had other issues with the city including having to deal with water drainage from a large strip shopping center that replaced watershed and the trash that washes down with it. But this is the real main concern.