§ 52.11  METER READING, BILLING AND COLLECTION.
   (A)   Meters will be read and bills rendered monthly, but the town reserves the right to vary the dates or length of period covered, temporarily or permanently if necessary or desirable.
   (B)   Bills for water will be figured in accordance with the town’s published rate schedule then in effect, and will be based on the amount consumed for the period covered by the meter readings.
   (C)   Charge for service commences when meter is installed and connection made, whether used or not.  Sixty days may be allowed for hook-up on initial installation of the water system.
   (D)   Readings from different meters will not be combined for billing, irrespective of the fact that the meters may be for the same or different premises, or for the same or different consumers, or for the same or different services.
   (E)   Bills are due when rendered and become delinquent 15 days thereafter, whereupon a penalty of 1½% will be added; and if not paid in 21 days, service may be discontinued by the town, subject to § 52.13(A). The penalty provided for in this division (E) shall accrue on the unpaid balance monthly until paid, but not to exceed $150, and shall be collected in the manner of a civil fine.
   (F)   Failure to receive bills or notices shall not prevent the bills from becoming delinquent or relieve the consumer from payment.
(Ord. passed 2-2-81; Am. Ord. passed 9-5-95; Am. Ord. passed 11-7-16)  Penalty, see § 10.99