1042.04  SEWERAGE SERVICE CHARGES.
   Effective for usage from and after September 1, 2014, there is hereby levied and assessed upon occupied premises, having any sewer connection with or having access to the sanitary sewerage system of the City or otherwise discharging sewage or industrial wastes into the City sanitary sewerage system, a sewer service charge, payable as hereinafter provided in an amount determinable for all users of the City sanitary sewerage system, except as hereinafter provided. The rates shall be as follows:
   (a)
 
   Effective Date
Sept. 1, 2014
Sept. 1, 2015
Sept. 1, 2016
Sept. 1, 2017
Sept. 1, 2018
A. Quarterly minimum charge for 0-1,000 cubic feet
Per Quarter
$60.10
$73.92
$80.57
$82.99
$85.48
B. Quarterly minimum charge for over 1,000 cubic feet
Per 100 Cubic Feet
$4.85
$5.97
$6.51
$6.71
$6.91
 
Rates effective for usage from and after September 1, 2019 shall be governed by an appropriate consumer price index.
   (b)   Other Charges.
      (1)   The charge for consumers outside the corporate limits shall be in accordance with the sewer service charge listed in subsection (a) hereof, plus a system capital equalization charge as follows:
 
Effective Date
Sept. 1, 2014
Sept. 1, 2015
Sept. 1, 2016
Sept. 1, 2017
Sept. 1, 2018
A. Quarterly minimum charge for 0-1,000 cubic feet
Per Quarter
$24.04
$29.57
$32.23
$33.20
$34.19
B. Quarterly minimum charge for over 1,000 cubic feet
Per 100 Cubic Feet
$1.94
$2.39
$2.60
$2.68
$2.76
 
      (2)   Should the bill rendered for any property or consumer served by the water and sanitary sewer system remain unpaid for fifteen days after the date of such bill, a penalty equal to five percent of the unpaid bill shall also become due and payable. Should the bill rendered for any property or consumer served by the water and sanitary sewer system remain unpaid for forty-five days, the water service to such property or consumer shall thereupon be suspended and shall only be resumed upon payment of the gross amount due, plus an additional fee of twenty dollars ($20.00), during weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  However, after 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and during weekends and on holidays, the additional fee will be forty dollars ($40.00).  Bills rendered to other than the record owners of property shall be guaranteed in writing by such owners in the manner provided by the application forms of the City.
      (3)   The owners of real property which is served by the sanitary sewerage system shall, as well as the lessee of the premises, be liable to the City for the lawful charges for all services of such system rendered to such premises.
      (4)   Where more than one family or place of business is on a single meter, the City Manager may require that the billing be made to the property owner.
      (5)   Where payment delinquencies occur due to frequency of tenant changes, the City Manager may require that the property owner be billed for service.
      (6)   Any waste that is discharged into the City wastewater system with BOD, suspended solids or any other pollutants that are in excess of normal domestic sewage, (i.e. 200 mg/l BOD and 250 mg/l suspended solids) will be subject to a surcharge. The surcharge for BOD and suspended solids shall be as follows:
         A.   For BOD - $.12/pound of BOD.
         B.   For suspended solids - $.10/pound of suspended solids.
   (d)   User Charge. A user charge system for the City is hereby established based on the following conditions:
      (1)   Review and approval by the U.S. EPA of the user charge system;
      (2)   Receipt of the Step III Construction Grant for the Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion;
      (3)   Receipt of bids being within the budget for the project as stated in the user charge system;
      (4)   Final completion of construction and beginning of operations of the plant;
      (5)   Final accounting of construction costs at the end of the project; and
      (6)   A revision of projected operating costs in 1984 based on the aforementioned.
   If the conditions of this subsection (d) are met, the following rates for 1984 are hereby established:
   Minimum first 1000 cu. ft.                $14.00/quarter
   Over 1000 cu. ft.                  .89/100 cu. ft.
   Surcharges for waste flow with excessive BOD5 and SS:
   BOD5   -                      $0.083/#BOD5 (for excess over 200 mg/l)
   SS                         - $0.035/#SS (for excess over 200 mg/l)
(Ord. 3203. Passed 9-8-81; Ord. 3766.  Passed 3-4-86; Ord. 4420.  Passed 5-7-91; Ord. 5148.  Passed 6-3-97; Ord. 5279.  Passed 8-18-98; Ord. 6465.  Passed 6-3-14.)