For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. Regarding word usage, "shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissible.
   (A)   Charges, types of :
      (1)   BASIC USER CHARGE. The basic assessment levied on all users of the public water system.
      (2)   CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CHARGE. A charge levied on users to improve, extend or reconstruct the water works. 
      (3)   DEBT SERVICE CHARGE. The amount to be paid each billing period for payment of interest, principal and coverage of loan, bond and the like outstanding.
      (4)   LOCAL CAPITAL COST CHARGE. Charges for costs other than the operation, maintenance and replacement costs, such as debt service and capital improvement costs.
      (5)   REPLACEMENT. 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.
      (6)   USEFUL LIFE. The estimated period during which the water works will be operated.
      (7)   USER CHARGE. A charge levied on users of water works for the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement.
      (8)   WATER FUND. The principal accounting designation for all revenues received in the operation of the water system.
      (9)   WATER SERVICE CHARGE. The charge per § 52.20 of this chapter.
   (B)   Federal Government.
      (1)   FEDERAL ACT. The Federal 1996 Safe Drinking Water Acts Amendments.
      (2)   ADMINISTRATOR. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
   (C)   Local Government.
      (1)   APPROVING AUTHORITY. The Mayor and council of the city.
      (2)   CITY. The City of Kewanee.
      (3)   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.
   (D)   State Government.
      (1)   STATE ACT. The Illinois Anti-Pollution Bond Act of 1970.
      (2)   DIRECTOR. The Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
      (3)   STATE LOAN. The State of Illinois participation in the financing of the construction of water works as provided for by the Illinois Anti-Pollution Bond Act and for making such loans as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Illinois.
   (E)   Water characteristics and equipment:
      (1)   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 a CURB STOP.
      (2)   EASEMENT. An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
      (3)   MILLIGRAMS PER LITER. A unit of the concentration of water constituent. It is 0.001g of the constituent in 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.
      (4)   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.
      (5)   PPM. Parts per million by weight.
      (6)   SERVICE BOX. A valve box used with corporation or curb cock.
(Ord. 3376, passed 1-13-03)