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Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used this chapter and chapters 2, 3 and 4 of this title shall be as set out in this section:
BASIC USER CHARGE: A. The basic assessment levied on all users of the public water system.
B. The basic assessment levied on all users of the public sewer system.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CHARGE: A charge levied on users to improve, extend or reconstruct the waterworks.
CURB COCK: A shutoff valve attached to a water service pipe from a water main to a building installed near the curb, which may be operated by a valve key to start or stop flow in the water supply lines of a building. Also called curb stop.
DEBT SERVICE CHARGE: The amount to be paid each billing period for payment of interest, principal and coverage of (loan, bond, etc.) outstanding.
EASEMENT: An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
Administrator: The administrator of the U.S. environmental protection agency.
Federal Act: The federal 1996 safe drinking water act amendments.
LOCAL CAPITAL COST CHARGE: Charges for costs other than the operation, maintenance and replacement costs, i.e., debt service and capital improvement costs.
Village: The village government of the village of Heyworth.
PERSON: Any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm, company, municipal, or private corporation, association, society, institution, enterprise, governmental agency or other entity.
REPLACEMENT: A. Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the works to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.
B. Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.
SERVICE BOX: A valve box used with corporation or curb cock.
SHALL; MAY: "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissible.
SLUG: Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which, in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow, exceeds, for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes, more than five (5) times the average twenty four (24) hour concentration of flows during normal operation.
Director: The director of the Illinois environmental protection agency.
State Act: The Illinois anti-pollution bond act of 1970 1 .
State Loan: The state of Illinois participation in the financing of the construction of waterworks as provided by the Illinois anti-pollution bond act and for making such loans as filed with the secretary of state of the state of Illinois.
SURCHARGE: The assessment in addition to the basic user charge which is levied on those persons whose wastes are greater in strength than the concentration values established in section 9-4-4 of this title.
USEFUL LIFE: A. The estimated period during which the waterworks will be operated.
B. The estimated period during which the collection system and/or treatment works will be operated and shall be thirty (30) years from the date of startup of any wastewater facilities constructed with a state grant.
USER CHARGE: A. A charge levied on users of waterworks for the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement.
B. A charge levied on users of treatment works for the cost of operation and maintenance and a debt service.
WASTEWATER SERVICE CHARGE: The charge per a two (2) month period levied on all users of the wastewater facilities. The service charge shall be computed as outlined in section 9-4-4 of this title and shall consist of the total or the basic user charge and a surcharge, if applicable.
WATER AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS:
Milligrams Per Liter: A unit of the concentration of water constituent. It is 0.001 gram of the constituent in one thousand milliliters (1,000 ml) of water. It has replaced the unit formerly used commonly, parts per million, to which it is approximately equivalent, in reporting the results of water analysis.
ppm: Parts per million by weight.
pH: The logarithm (base-10) of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration expressed by one of the procedures outlined in the IEPA division of laboratories manual of laboratory methods.
WATER SERVICE CHARGE: The charge for a two (2) month period levied on all users of the combined waterworks and sewerage system for water service.
WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE FUND: The principal accounting designation for all revenues received in the operation of the waterworks and sewerage system. (Ord. 1999-11, 10-4-1999; amd. 2011 Code)
1. 30 ILCS 405/1.