Water Assistance Available for Vacant Land Projects

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The YNDC has assistance available to help a limited number of gardens and other long-term vacant land reuse projects on vacant lots get access to city water, via outdoor water spigots that can be installed at your site.

The water taps will consist of lockable frost-free water spigots and a meter pit. After installation, water costs and maintenance will be the owner’s responsibility. The owner will get a small monthly water bill (details upon request), and will be responsible for calling the water department to have the meter removed in late fall and reinstalled in the spring. The City of Youngstown can only install water taps on land currently owned by a garden owner or operator (or someone who has a use agreement with the owner).

Please contact Liberty Merrill at the YNDC (330.480.0423 or lmerrill@yndc.org) for more information about this program. Applications (found below) should be completed and returned to YNDC as soon as possible, and no later than March 30th.