The quantity of water which a property utilizes for an industrial or commercial purpose but which is not discharged into the City’s sewage disposal system shall be determined by measurement by a device or devices installed and maintained without cost to the City, but the owner or owners of the property. The measurement may be made either of waste discharged into the sewage disposal system, or of the quantity of water not so discharged. Provided, however, that no such device or devices shall be installed or used for that purpose without the approval of the Superintendent of Water Supply and Pollution Control as to the measuring devices so employed and to the manner of installation, and provided further that where, in the opinion of the Superintendent of Water Supply and Pollution Control, it is not practical to install measuring devices to continuously determine the quantity of water not discharged into the City’s sewage disposal system, the Water Supply and Pollution Control Superintendent shall determine periodically in such way and by such method as he or she may determine to be reasonably accurate the percentage of metered water discharged into the City’s sewage disposal system. Any dispute as to the exact amount so discharged shall be submitted to the City Administrator after notice of the estimate, and the decision of the City Administrator shall be final for the current billing period.
(Ord. 1498, passed 7-29-1959; Ord. 2484, passed 4-7-1975; Ord. 2566, passed 10-11-1976; Ord. 2985, passed 3-24-1986; Ord. 3630, passed 12-13-2004)