921.05  RATES.
   (a)   The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to adopt and put into effect for the users of water from the City water system the rates and charges in this section.
   (b)   The metered rates for users of water inside the corporation limits shall be billed per hundred gallons and read to the nearest hundred gallons.  The metered rates inside the corporation limits shall be as follows:
 
Gallons/Month
Rates
First 1,000
$18.18
1,100 - 3,000
0.402*
3,100 - 100,000
0.375*
100,100 - 500,000
0.323*
500,100 - 1,000,000
0.308*
Over 1,000,000
0.290*
Minimum;
          Residential (1,000 gallons)
$18.18
          Residential Services (1,000 gallons)
  16.18
          Commercial (3,000 gallons)
  26.22
*per 100 gallons
   (c)   The meter rates for users of water outside the corporation limits shall be billed per hundred gallons and read to the nearest hundred gallons.  The metered rates outside the corporation limits shall be as follows:
 
Gallons/Month
Rates
First 1,000
$33.55
1,100 - 3,000
0.741*
3,100 - 100,000
0.672*
100,100 - 500,000
0.468*
500,100 - 1,000,000
0.424*
Over 1,000,000
0.388*
Minimum:
      Residential (1,000 gallons)
$33.55
      Residential Senior (1,000 gallons)
31.55
      Commercial (3,000 gallons)
48.37
*  per 100 gallons
   (d)   All amounts shall be payable monthly.  If any water bill remains unpaid past the  due date, an additional ten percent (10%) shall be added to the unpaid bill.  If the utility bill remains unpaid and the water service is shut off as a result thereof, a forty dollar ($40.00) fee shall be charged to reinstate and continue service. (Ord. 2008-31.  Passed 8-25-08.)
   (e)   Right of Appeal.  All customers shall have the right to appeal bills rendered for water service charges.  In the event that a billing dispute cannot be resolved by the utility billing department that initially rendered the bill, it shall become the responsibility of the City Manager or his designee to resolve such dispute.
(Ord.  2002-41.  Passed 5-28-02.)
   (f)   The new rates shall be effective the November 2004 utility billing.  The water rates shall increase three percent (3%) each year as reflected in the first bill sent in April of each successive year. 
(Ord. 2004-60.  Passed 10-5-04.)
   (g)   Discount for Water Customers over 65 Years of Age.
      (1)   The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to give a discount of $2.00 every month on water charges to resident water users who have obtained the age of sixty-five (65) or older and live at the service address.
         (Ord. 2019-23.  Passed 9-3-19.)
      (2)   Such resident water users sixty-five (65) years or older must apply for such discount, and upon proof of age, be granted same.
      (3)   The resident water service must be in the name of the person applying for such discount.  No discount shall be available for any commercial customer, as well as rest homes, apartments, trailer parks, etc.
         (Ord.  2002-87.  Passed 11-5-02.)