(A)   The Common Council of the City of Linton now finds that the existing rates and charges for the use of the service rendered by the Water Utility of the city are too low and are insufficient to produce revenue to pay all of the necessary expenses incident to the operation of the utility, including maintenance costs, operating charges, upkeep, repairs, legal expenses and other obligations, to provide payment to the city in lieu of taxes, to provide adequate working capital, to provide for depreciation and make necessary extensions and replacements, to pay interest charges on obligations of the Water Utility; to provide a siriking fund for the liquidation of indebtedness; to pay debt service on outstanding indebtedness, and to provide funds for a reasonable return on the utility plant, and that the existing rates and charges should be increased.
   (B)   There shall be and are hereby established for the use of the service rendered by the water utility of the City of Linton the rates and charges attached as the schedule following this section and incorporated therein.
   (C)   The rates herein approved shall provide for a reasonable return on the Water Utility plant of the City of Linton and other legal and other necessary expenses as provided for in I.C. 8-1.5-3-8.
   (D)   The Common Council hereby elects to receive payment in lieu of taxes from, the Water Utility.
   (E)   This section shall be in full force and effect beginning with the January 2012 bill due and payable by January 16, 2012.
(Ord. 2005-06, passed 5-9-2005; Am. Ord. 2011-08, passed 12-12-2011)
Linton, Indiana
Schedule of Rates and Charges
Monthly Metered Rates (per 1,000 gallons)
First 15,000 gallons
Next 45,000 gallons
Over 60,000 gallons
Minimum Monthly Charges
Each user shall pay a minimum monthly charge in accordance with the size of meter installed for which the user will be entitled to the quantity of water set out in the above schedule of rates.
Meter Size
Gallons Allowed in Minimum
Monthly Charge
5/8 or 3/4-inch meter
2,000 gallons
1-inch meter
5,000 gallons
1 ½-inch meter
7,000 gallons
2-inch meter
10,000 gallons
3-inch meter
15,000 gallons
4-inch meter
30,000 gallons
6-inch meter
70,000 gallons
Fire Protection Services (Annual Charge)
Private hydrants, each
Automatic sprinkler connections, each
Wholesale Sales
Monthly metered rates (per 1,000 gallons)
Bulk Water Sales
For each 280 gallons
Connection Charges (information only)
Each user at the time of connection of the water utility shall pay a charge to cover the cost of:  tapping the main; furnishing and laying service pipe from the main to the property line (including curb stop) corporation and stop cock, meter box and yoke; and installing the meter.  The charge for a 5/8-inch meter shall be in the amount of $500.  The charge for installations larger than 5/8 inch shall be the labor, overhead, and material costs incurred, but not less than $500.
(Ord. 2005-06, passed 5-9-2005; Am. Ord. 2011-08, passed 12-12-2011)