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A. Initial Or New Connection: For each initial or new connection made to the sewer system, there shall be charged an initial payment in the form of a connection fee in accordance with the following schedules:
1. Residential: Each separate residential unit or other individual housing unit, within a multi-family dwelling, apartment house or trailer court shall be considered one equivalent dwelling unit (equal to 20 fixture units) for which the connection charge shall be set by the board and approved by the city council.
The connection charge shall apply to all parcels and lots which have not previously been served for three (3) years or longer by the city sewer system and each lot of any new subdivision to be served by the city sewer system. (Ord. 453, 11-29-1990)
2. Commercial And Industrial: For all initial or new commercial and industrial sewer connections, the connection charge shall be determined by the director based on the number of fixture units. Each fixture unit shall be valued at one-twentieth (1/20) of the equivalent dwelling unit. The number of fixture units is determined by using the schedule for commercial and industrial buildings as set forth in this code. The minimum connection charge for commercial/industrial buildings shall be the fee charged for a single-family residence. (Ord. 453, 11-29-1990; amd. 2001 Code)
3. Modification, And Expansion Of Facilities: If any modification or expansion to the existing premises having an active sewer account within the last three (3) years, increases the fixture unit count, the connection charge will be charged for the net increase in fixture unit count times the dollars per fixture unit based on the equivalent dwelling unit residential connection fee per twenty (20) fixture units. (Ord. 453, 11-29-1990; amd. Ord. 506, 6-8-1995)
4. Determination Of Sewer Fixture Unit Count: The building inspector will conduct a fixture unit survey at the time a building permit is requested. This will be done through an assessment of the construction plans provided by the applicant. The final count will be based upon the final inspection by the building inspector of the completed structure.
B. Payment: The sewer connection charge shall be payable on demand to the city before the building inspector issues a building permit. Funds received through connecting charges shall accrue to the capitalization fund.
C. Rate For Sewer Use And Connection:
1. Residential Users: Until further resolution of the board, the rate for sewer use and connection to the sewer system for residences shall be calculated at one equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) per dwelling unit. One EDU is the equivalent of twenty (20) sewer fixture units.
2. All Other Users: All sewer users not specifically identified in subsection C1 of this section shall be classified as commercial or industrial users and fixture units shall be determined on the basis of the fixture unit value table contained in section 10-1-4-25 of this chapter. The minimum user and capitalization charge for commercial/industrial users shall be the residential charge. (Ord. 453, 11-29-1990)