As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Availability charge" means a charge covering the fixed cost associated with providing necessary standby capacity to supply the transport and treatment of sewage.
   (b)   "City Manager" means the City Manager or his or her designated representative.
   (c)   "Customer" means any person, firm, corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision who or which has 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.
   (d)   "Department" means the City of Hudson Water Resources Department.
   (e)   "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.
   (f)   "Main" means a sewer pipe owned by the Water Resources Department, which is used for the purpose of collection of wastewater.
   (g)   "Sanitary sewage" means waste from water closets, urinals, lavatories, sinks, bathtubs, showers, household laundries, bars, soda fountains, air conditioners, refrigerator dips, drinking fountains and stable floor drains.
   (h)   "Service pipe" means the pipe running from the main to the premises of the customer.
   (i)   "Sewer service charge" means the total of the sewer use rate, the general availability charge and any unmetered rates chargeable to a customer.
(Ord. 99-121.  Passed 9-15-99; Ord. 01-211.  Passed 1-16-02.  Ord. 02-239.  Passed 1-15-03; Ord. 03-218.  Passed 12-17-03; Ord. 10-24.  Passed 3-17-10; Ord. 11-36.  Passed 5-4-11.)