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A. Sewer Connection And Inspection Fee: No connection shall be permitted to the City sewer system until a permit and inspection fee, as established in section 3-1-3 of this Code, has been paid to the City. Any reinspection fee is established in section 3-1-3 of this Code per occurrence. A twenty four (24) hour notice is required before the inspection will commence.
B. User Charges: Each user of sewer service shall pay the charge(s) applicable to the user class type of service as established in section 3-1-3 of this Code.
C. Responsibility For Charges: All charges authorized by this chapter shall be imposed against the owner of the premises or against the owner and occupant, jointly and severally, if the premises is not owner occupied. The owner shall be responsible for monitoring and shall be liable for sewer service supplied to the owner's property, whether the owner is occupying the property or not, and all charges shall be a lien upon the property until paid. All charges shall be due and payable as provided in this chapter or as provided by separate resolution of the City Council or by administrative billing statement, if not provided in this section. Any unpaid charges shall constitute a lien against the premises from and after the date they were due and unpaid and shall be certified to the County auditor for collection with Real Estate Taxes, which shall be in addition to any other remedies available to the City.
D. Delinquent Accounts: Delinquent accounts shall be certified by the Finance Director who shall periodically prepare an assessment roll each year providing for assessment of the delinquent amounts against the respective properties served. The assessment roll shall be delivered to the City Council for adoption for certification to the County auditor for collection along with taxes. Such action is optional and may be subsequent or in addition to taking other legal action to collect delinquent accounts.
E. Discontinuance Of Service: The City may discontinue water service to any premises pursuant to subsection 9-2-11B of this title which has an outstanding delinquent sewer billing sixty (60) or more days past due. (Ord. 2018-01, 1-2-2018)