§ 53.07  SEWER FEES AND CHARGES.
   (A)   In accordance with the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., and the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations applicable thereto, which required the Town to implement a wastewater treatment users charge, where each user will pay its proportionate share of the cost for operation and maintenance of the total treatment works.  Direct and incidental cost to the Town, including, but not limited to administrative, technical and legal expenses shall be considered a part of the operations and maintenance of the total treatment works.  There shall be six types of charges:  the first type of charge is a customer service charge; the second type of charge is a monthly base rate charge; the third type is a volumetric charge; the fourth is a charge for treating wastewater which has an excessive strength; the fifth is a nonrefundable fee for application for a new or reissuance of a wastewater discharge permit; and the sixth are special charges.
   (B)   All sewer service shall be furnished to customers according to the following schedule of rates.  The Town shall begin collecting the rates shown below with the monthly bills sent to the Town’s sewer customers in February of each year.  The Town shall charge customers the applicable amount within each of the following categories of charges:  (1) the customer service charge; (2) the base rate charge; and (3) the volumetric charge; (4) the additional treatment cost charge; (5) nonrefundable fee for application for a new or reissuance of a wastewater discharge permit; and (6) special charges:
      (1)   Customer service charge.  Certain sewage expenditures or a portion of certain expenditures are incurred regardless of the use of the treatment system and, therefore, a portion of these costs will be recovered through a monthly customer service charge.
 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
20221
$3.50
$3.50
$3.50
$3.50
$3.85
$3.85
$3.85
$4.30
$4.30
$4.30
1 For years subsequent to 2022, the rates shall be the same rates as for 2022, unless modified by appropriate ordinance.
 
      (2)   Base rate charge.  All residential customers are charged at 3/4" meter size rates:
         (a)   Service inside the Town:
 
Meter Size
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
20221
¾- inch
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
$11.20
1-inch
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
28.00
2-inch
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
89.60
3-inch
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
168.00
4-inch
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
280.00
6-inch
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
560.00
8-inch
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
896.00
1 For years subsequent to 2022 the rates shall be the same rates as for 2022, unless modified by appropriate ordinance.
 
         (b)   Service outside the Town:
 
Meter Size
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
¾-inch
$16.80
$16.80
$16.80
$16.80
$16.80
1-inch
42.00
42.00
42.00
42.00
42.00
2-inch
134.40
134.40
134.40
134.40
134.40
3-inch
252.00
252.00
252.00
252.00
252.00
4-inch
420.00
420.00
420.00
420.00
420.00
6-inch
840.00
840.00
840.00
840.00
840.00
8-inch
1,344.00
1,344.00
1,344.00
1,344.00
1,344.00
 
 
Meter Size
2018
2019
2020
2021
20221
¾-inch
$16.80
$16.80
$16.80
$16.80
$16.80
1-inch
42.00
42.00
42.00
42.00
42.00
2-inch
134.40
134.40
134.40
134.40
134.40
3-inch
252.00
252.00
252.00
252.00
252.00
4-inch
420.00
420.00
420.00
420.00
420.00
6-inch
840.00
840.00
840.00
840.00
840.00
8-inch
1,344.00
1,344.00
1,344.00
1,344.00
1,344.00
1 For years subsequent to 2022 the rates shall be the same rates as for 2022, unless modified by appropriate ordinance.
 
      (3)   Volumetric charge. In addition to the base charge, all customers will be charged a volumetric rate as follows; provided, however, that a cap of 20,000 gallons of water usage shall apply for residential customers:
 
VOLUME CHARGE (PER 1,000 GAL)
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
20221
Service Inside Town
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
$2.60
Service Outside Town
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
$3.90
1 For years subsequent to 2022, the rates shall be the same rates as for 2022, unless modified by appropriate ordinance.
 
      (4)   Additional treatment cost.  In addition to the base rate revenue per customer charge and the volumetric charge, any user who discharges wastewater with a strength greater than domestic sewage (BOD - 250 mg/l, T.S.S. - 225 mg/l) will be assessed an additional treatment charge (ATC) based on the following formulas:
         Cost of Treatment (based on previous fiscal year) = Direct costs + Indirect costs
         Direct costs = Acct. #52213 Departmental Total (From expense report)
         Indirect costs = Sum of Allocations (Mayor & Board of Aldermen, City Administrator’s Office, Personnel, Financial Administration, Development Administration, Office of Planning, Office of Engineer, Economic Development, Attorney’s fees, Insurance costs, Special Appropriations, Public Utilities, Debt Service & Depreciation) ÷ 4
         Lbs. BOD Removed = Avg. Flow (mgd) * (BOD avg. Influent Conc. - BOD avg. Effluent Conc.) * 3045.69
         Lbs. TSS Removed = Avg. Flow (mgd) * (TSS avg. Influent Conc. - TSS avg. Effluent Conc.)  * 3045.69
         $/Lb BOD = Cost of Treatment * Lbs. BOD ÷ (Lbs. BOD + Lbs. TSS)2
         $/Lb TSS = Cost of Treatment * Lbs. TSS ÷ (LBs. BOD + Lbs. TSS)2
         BOD (ATC) = (BOD eff. Conc. - 250 mg/l) * 8.34 * Monthly Water Consumption (mm gals)  * $/Lb BOD
         TSS (ATC) = (TSS eff. Conc. - 225 mg/l) * 8.34 * Monthly Water Consumption (mm gals)
* $/Lb TSS
         Total (ATC) = BOD (ATC) + TSS (ATC)
         Definitions.
         BOD - Biochemical Oxygen Demand
         TSS - Total Suspended Solids
         Mg/l - Milligrams per liter
         mm gals - millions of gallons
         mgd - millions of gallons per day
         Conc. - Concentration in mg/l
         Avg. - Daily average based on previous calendar year
         $ - Expenses based on previous fiscal year
      (5)   Nonrefundable fee for application for a new or reissuance of a wastewater discharge permit.
      (6)   Special charges for Cotton Creek and Kirkland Estates. Users of sewer service furnished by the Town, who (i) are situated outside the municipal limits of the Town in the areas of Cotton Creek and Kirkland Estates subdivisions, (ii) start to receive in the first instance sewer service from the Town, and (iii) are billed for such Town sewer service by the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division of the City of Memphis (“MLGW”), shall pay, in addition to the monthly customer service charge for sewer expenditures in effect for the Town from time to time and any other fees or charges of the Town in effect from time to time which are applicable for sewer and related services, a fee equal to 2% of such user’s respective bills for such Town services, which fee is the fee or charge being required by MLGW to bill such users for such services.
   (C)   The control authority shall institute an accounting system reflecting an equal distribution of total funds produced under the code based upon the respective needs of each segment of the wastewater treatment operations and maintenance functions, including and not limited to, plant operations, sewer maintenance, sewer design, sewer construction, pollution control monitoring, wastewater treatment capital improvements bond indebtedness, direct and incidental cost to the Town, including, but not limited to, administrative, technical and legal expenses and other expenditures necessary for an effective wastewater treatment program. Revenue generated under this code shall be used exclusively for the wastewater treatment program.
   (D)   Review of system. The user charge system shall be reviewed annually and revised periodically as required in order to generate sufficient revenue to pay for the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement of equipment of the wastewater treatment system.
(`83 Code, § 13-207)  (Ord. 82-017, passed 1-24-83; Am. Ord. 93-23, passed 8-23-93; Am. Ord. 99-16, passed 9-13-99; Am. Ord. 2005-02, passed 2-28-05; Am. Ord. 2007-04, passed 4-23-07; Am. Ord. 2008-16, passed 6-23-08; Am. Ord. 2010-02, passed 3-9-10; Am. Ord. 2010-05, passed 5-10-10; Am. Ord. 2010-08, passed 10-11-10; Am. Ord. 2011-25, passed 1-9-12; Am. Ord. 2012-17, passed 10-8-12; Am. Ord. 2017-07, passed 5-8-17)