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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Availability charge" means a charge covering the fixed cost associated with providing necessary standby capacity to supply quantities of water in excess of ordinary consumption for use in extinguishment of fires.
(b) "Availability charge for general standby capacity." All property owners not connected to the water system whose improvements are within 600 feet from a hydrant which is part of the City of Hudson water system shall pay an availability charge for general standby capacity of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) per month.
(c) "Base charge" means a readiness to serve charge based on meter size or tap size whichever is larger. This is a charge covering the fixed costs associated with the readiness of the water system components to serve the account based on the ability of the account to demand peak rates of water.
(d) "Cross-connection" means any actual or potential physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate systems, one of which contains potable water and the other of which contains water of unknown or questionable safety and/or steam, chemicals, gases or other contaminants whereby there may be a flow of an unapproved water to a water supply.
(e) "City Manager" means the City Manager or his or her designated representative.
(f) "Customer" means any person, firm, corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision who or which applied for and is granted service or who or which is responsible for payment for the service. Each metered service shall be considered a customer.
(g) "Department" means the City of Hudson Water Resources Department.
(h) "Existing service area" includes all property owners connected to the City of Hudson water system as of November 10, 1999, or within the boundary of the former Village prior to the merger with the Township.
(i) "Expanded service area" includes all property owners connected to the City of Hudson water system after November 10, 1999, and not within the boundary of the former Village prior to the merger with the Township.
(j) "Existing service area water use rates" means the schedule of water use rates applied to customers in the existing service area.
(k) "Expanded service area water use rates" means the schedule of water use rates applied to customers in the expanded service area.
(l) "Improvements" means all buildings and structures, including, but not limited to, houses of public worship; parish houses; church parsonages; convents; monasteries; the buildings and structures of schools, seminaries of learning, colleges, academies and universities, including dormitories, dining rooms, kitchens, auditoriums, classrooms, infirmaries, administrative and utility buildings, athletic facilities and gymnasiums; factories; residential structures; hospitals; nursing homes; convalescent homes; and club houses.
(m) "Main" means a water pipe owned by the Water Resources Department, which is used for the purpose of transmission or distribution of water, but which is not a water service pipe.
(n) "Service pipe" means the pipe running from the main to the premises of the customer.
(o) "Water service charge" means the total of the water use rate, fire suppression charges, base charge, general availability charge and any unmetered rates chargeable to a customer.
(Ord. 99-120. Passed 9-15-99.)