§ 11.64  WATER INSTALLATION AND SERVICE.
   (a)   Water rates and minimum charges. The rates due and payable to the city by each owner within the city for water taken from the water supply system shall be as follows. These rates shall be implemented for bills generated on or after January 1 of each year, by the city's billing system.
      (1)   Single-family residential properties (one meter unit).
 
Billing Period
Usage Amount
Rate Applied
Bimonthly
4,000 gallon minimum
(2,000 gallons per month)
Tier 1
Bimonthly
4,001 to 12,000 gallons
(2,000 to 6,000 per month)
Tier 1
Bimonthly
All usage above 12,000 gallons
(6,000 per month)
Tier 2
 
      (2)   Multi-family residential properties (one meter per building).
 
Billing Period
Usage Amount
Rate Applied
Monthly
500 gallons minimum times the number of finished units
Tier 1
Monthly
Minimum 4,500 gallons times the number of finished units
Tier 1
Monthly
All usage above 4,500 gallons times the number of finished units
Tier 2
 
      (3)   Industrial and commercial properties.
 
Billing Period
Usage Amount
Rate Applied
Monthly
See Table A1 below for minimum
Tier 1
Monthly
Minimum and Up gallons
Tier 1
 
      (4)   Irrigation service (when metered separately).
 
Billing Period
Usage Amount
Rate Applied
Monthly
All usage in gallons
Tier 2
 
 
Table A1 Industrial and Commercial Minimums
Meter Size
Billing Period
Minimum Gallon Usage
5/8-inch
Monthly
2,000
3/4-inch
Monthly
2,000
1-inch
Monthly
4,000
1-1/2-inch
Monthly
8,000
2-inch
Monthly
13,000
3-inch
Monthly
26,000
4-inch
Monthly
40,000
6-inch
Monthly
80,000
8-inch
Monthly
128,000
 
   (b)   Private automatic fire sprinkler and hydrant connection charges. When a connection is made to an automatic fire sprinkler system or to private hydrants, the charge for such service shall be as follows.
 
Private Automatic Fire Sprinkler
Service Size
Billing Period
Minimum and Usage Charge per Billing
All sizes
Monthly
2,000 at current year Tier 1 rate or gallons used
 
 
Private Hydrant
Hydrant Size
Billing Period
Charge per Billing
All sizes
Monthly
As set in City Code Appendix A - Waste Water Rates and Wastewater Rates table
 
   The rates set forth in City Code Appendix A - Waste Water Rates and Wastewater Rates table shall apply in all cases where automatic fire sprinklers are installed and where fire gates and other outlets are sealed. No charge will be made for water use in extinguishing fire. Meters or detector check valves shall be installed on such services as required by the Utility Division.
   (c)   Administrative assessment charge. When a property being serviced is to be assessed for a delinquent water account, the administrative assessment charge is listed in City Code Appendix A.
   (d)   Charges for testing water meters. The charges listed in City Code Appendix A - Charges for Testing Water Meters table shall be collected if an owner or other account holder requests that the city conduct a test of the accuracy of a water meter.
   (e)   Water disconnection and reconnection service charge. For all accounts the charge for any dispatch for service under § 11.02 of this chapter shall be listed in City Code Appendix A. The rate for reconnection after business hours shall be two and one-half times the normal rate.
   (f)   Permit fees for water connections. The permit fee for a new or existing connection to the water system shall be as listed in City Code Appendix A - Permit Fees for Water Connections table.  Additional charges for labor may apply.
(Ord. 96-60, passed 11-4-1996; Ord. 97-61, passed 12-15-1997; Ord. 99-40, passed 12-6-1999; Ord. 2002-35, passed 11-18-2002; Ord. 2003-54, passed 11-25-2003; Ord. 2004-49, passed 12-6-2004; Ord. 2005-28, passed 7-18-2005; Ord. 2005-52, passed 12-5-2005; Ord. 2006-47, passed 11-20-2006; Ord. 2007-37, passed 10-22-2007; Ord. 2007-44, passed 11-19-2007; Ord. 2008-42, passed 11-17-2008; Ord. 2010-20, passed 6-21-2010; Ord. 2015-1, passed 1-5-2015; Ord. 2016-29, passed 11-21-2016; Ord. 2017-40, passed 11-20-2017; Ord. 2019-26, passed 5-20-2019; Ord. 2021-20, passed 6-28-2021)