§ 53.02  RATES AND CHARGES.
   (A)   For the use of and the service rendered by the sewage works in the service area, rates and charges shall be collected from the owners of each and every lot, parcel of real estate or building that is connected with the county’s sanitary system or otherwise discharges sanitary sewage, water or other liquids, either directly or indirectly, into the county’s sanitary sewage system.
   (B)   The monthly charge for all users shall be $16.26 once the sewage works project is completed and providing service to the service area. Sewage service bills shall be rendered once each month (or period equaling a month).
   (C)   Such rates and charges shall be prepared, billed and collected by the county, or its vendor designee, in the manner provided by law and ordinance.
      (1)   The rates and charges may be billed to the tenant or tenants occupying the properties served, unless otherwise requested in writing by the owner, but such billing shall in no way relieve the owner from the liability in the event payment is not made as herein required. The owners of properties served, which are occupied by a tenant or tenants, shall have the right to examine the collection records of the county for the purpose of determining whether bills have  been paid by such tenant or tenants, provided that such examination shall be made at the office at which said records are kept and during the hours that such office is open for business.
      (2)   All rates and charges not paid when due are hereby declared to be delinquent and a penalty of 10% of the amount of the rates or charges shall thereupon attach thereto. The time at which such rates or charges shall be paid is now fixed at 15 days after the date of mailing of the bill.
(Ord. 7-4-2, passed 7-2-2007)