925.02 RATES ESTABLISHED; DELINQUENCIES.
   (a)    That the words and phrases used herein shall have the meanings  identified in Section 927.03(a).
      (1)   "Operating charge" means the charge associated  with the costs of operating, maintaining and repairing the City's sanitary sewer system.
      (2)   "Treatment charge" means the charge associated with the costs  charged by the City of Cuyahoga Falls  and County of Summit for transporting and treating the City's sewage.
         (Ord. 196-90. Passed 12-17-90.)
   (b)   For all bills issued on or after January 1, 2005, the Operating Charge for residential, commercial and industrial users of the City’s sanitary sewer system shall be $1.727 per hundred cubic feet of water used as measured or estimated by City Water Department meters. 
(Ord. 9-2005.  Passed 1-10-05.)
   (c)   The treatment charge  for residential, commercial and industrial users of the  City's sanitary sewer system shall be determined and adjusted annually by the Director of Public Service based on rates charged by the City of  Akron and County of Summit for transportation and treatment of the City's sewage. The treatment charges shall be expressed in terms of dollars per hundred cubic feet of water used as measured or estimated by City Water Department meters.
(Ord. 196-90. Passed 12-17-90.)
   (d)    The charge to be made and the price to be paid for sewage service rendered to any lot, parcel of land, building, or premises situated without the corporate limits of the City and currently being served by the City sewage system shall be the same charge as heretofore set forth for the lots, parcels of land, building, premises or connections situated within the corporate limits of the City, plus an additional twenty-five percent (25%) for return on capital investment.
(Ord. 122-1985. Passed 10-14-85.)
   (e)   For all bills issued on or after January 1, 2004, the Utility Billing charge for residential, commercial, and industrial users of the City’s sanitary sewer system shall be $2.00 per month per user to recover the cost of meter reading, billing, and collecting and accounting for sanitary sewer service charges.  (Ord. 169-2003.  Passed 12-29-03.)
   (f)   Assigned sewage strengths (BOD and SS) for each user  class and charges for waste  in excess of the assigned sewage strengths shall be identical to those established  by Section 50.33 of Title 5, Chapter  50, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Akron, Ohio.
(Ord. 196-90. Passed 12-17-90.)
   (g)    The Director is authorized to establish extra charges, in addition to the extra charges for excess BOD and SS, for any user for the discharge of any other pollutant into the sanitary sewerage system or for any other reason that he deems necessary and appropriate and which discharge or pollutant or other  reason results in additional costs not covered by the rates and charges established hereby.
   (h)   The rates and charges hereinbefore established are deemed and are hereby found to be just and equitable.
   (i)    The Director is hereby directed to review the rates and charges for usage of the City's sanitary sewerage system on at least an annual basis in order to ensure that each user of the City's sanitary sewerage system is paying its proportionate share of the cost of operation, maintenance, replacement and repair thereof and that such rates and charges are recovering the operation, maintenance, replacement and repair cost.
   (j)    Sewer bills not paid on or before the date of the next billing shall be considered late and an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the previous monthly sewer bill shall be added to the current monthly sewer bill.
   (k)    The Director is hereby directed to annually notify each user of the City's sanitary sewerage system, in conjunction with a regular bill, of the rates and charges for usage of the sewerage system, and what portion thereof are attributable to the cost of operation, maintenance and repair of such sewerage system.
   (l)   The Director is hereby directed to annually prepare a list of users of the City’s sanitary sewerage system which are delinquent in paying the rates and charges established hereby, the total amount of each delinquency and the total amount of all delinquencies, after which Council shall determine whether or not to certify such delinquencies to the County Auditor for collection with property taxes.
(Ord. 122-1985. Passed 10-14-85.)