§ 51.130  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply, words used in the singular shall include the plural, and the plural, the singular, words used in the present tense shall include the future tense. The word "shall" is mandatory and not discretionary. The word "may" is permissive. Words not defined herein shall be construed to have the meanings given by common and ordinary use.
   SEWAGE WORKS SERVICE AREA. All property within the corporate boundary of the city and any property outside the corporate boundary receiving sewer service from the city.
   SERVICE METER (AKA METER). A water meter or sewage meter intended to measure flow to/from the city's utility services.
   STORMWATER. The chemical compound of hydrogen and oxygen which is produced from atmospheric clouds as rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
   STORMWATER DEPARTMENT USER FEE. A charge imposed on users of the city's stormwater system.
   STORMWATER SYSTEM. All facilities, including structures and natural watercourses under the ownership, and/or control of the city, used for collecting and conducting stormwater to, through and from drainage areas to the point of final outlet, including but not limited to, any and all of the following: inlets, conduits and appurtenant features, creeks, channels, catch basins, ditches, streams, streets, culverts, retention or detention basins and pumping stations.
   SURFACE WATER. Water occurring on the surface of the land, from natural causes such as rainfall, whether falling on the land in question or flowing onto the land in question.
(Ord. 11-2017-2, passed 12-19-2017)