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(A) Irrigation charges. Separate irrigation charges apply to any meter that is used solely for the irrigation of lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, orchards and similar horticultural uses where the metered water is not returned to the city wastewater system. The water used shall be billed on the customer’s water bill in the same manner and at the same rate as all other water used by said customer, as said rates are amended from time to time. Provided, however, that no sewer charges shall apply for the water used for the aforementioned purposes only. Further, the customer shall not connect the separate meter used for irrigation purposes to any plumbing fixture located inside the residence or dwelling.
(B) Swimming pools.
(1) Property owners with swimming pools filled with water from the city water system will be eligible for an annual fill-up adjustment for sewer charges when the pool is filled with water through the meter. Adjustments will not be made for refilling after initial fill-up. Residents are required to call city hall to inform staff when they want to fill their pool(s). The billing clerk will adjust the sewer bill for the water used to fill the pool. Pools that contain less than 10,000 gallons shall not be eligible for the sewer adjustment under this section. Provided, however, that pools that contain less than 10,000 gallons shall not be eligible for the sewer adjustment under this section. The water used to fill the pool shall be billed on the customer's water bill in the same manner and at the same rate as all other water used by said customer, as said rates are amended from time to time.
(2) If a swimming pool or truck (used by a delivery service purchasing water for a swimming pool and the like) is filled by a fire hydrant, the water must be metered and charged to the customer at the metered rate. Sewer charges will not be charged. Only Public Works or City Fire Department employees are allowed to use the fire hydrants to fill swimming pools.
(Ord. 610.6-10-2012, passed 10-22-2012; Ord. 2017-007, passed 5-8-2017)