§ 52.080 GENERAL.
   (A)   Sewer connection fees shall be charged all users of the sewer prior to connection in accordance with § 52.082 of this subchapter. Sewer service charges shall be charged in accordance with § 52.081 of this subchapter.
   (B)   Sewer service charges shall be due and payable from all users and others who will be required by § 52.003(D) of this chapter to connect to the system no later than the tenth day of the month following the month official notice is given to connect to the sewer system in accordance with § 52.003(D) of this chapter, and the sewer service charges shall be due and payable each month whether or not the individual house, building or premises, or other property is occupied or whether or not they are connected to the system. Sewer service charges may be paid in advance.
   (C)   Connection fees for any property required to be connected to the initial system shall be paid to the secretary prior to connection, and not withstanding whether connection has been made to the system, the initial connection fees shall be paid not later than 60 days from the date of the first official notice given to connect to the system under § 52.003(D) of this chapter. Connection fees for premises to be connected to the system after it is placed in operation shall be due and payable at the time the permit required in §§ 52.060 through 52.068 of this chapter is applied for.
   (D)   The city shall have a lien against the property involved for the non-payment of sewer service rates and sewer connection fees.
   (E)   Sewer service rates shall be charged based upon the development type on the property, as calculated by equivalent dwelling units (EDU) and equivalent EDUs set forth in § 50.18 of this title. For purposes of sewer service usage, the amount of water used shall be assumed to be the amount of sewer usage.
(Ord. 46, passed 4-8-1975; Ord. 288, passed 7-20-2010)