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Every person having access to, or who discharges sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, water or other wastes, either directly or indirectly into, the sewage works under the jurisdiction of the Division of Water and Sanitary Sewage, shall be charged for the use of these works and for the treatment of their sewage.
The sewer service charges shall consist of an administrative charge, user charge, debt service charge, strength surcharge and industrial waste surveillance charge as follows:
(a) Administrative Charge. The recipients of waste treatment services shall pay an administrative charge and the administrative charges in aggregate shall approximate the administrative costs of the system.
(b) User Charge. The user charge is payment to the City by recipients of waste treatment services to offset the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement of the sewage works provided by the City. User charges are intended to enable the Division to be financially self-sufficient with respect to the operation, maintenance and replacement of the sewage works.
(c) Debt Service Charge. The debt service charge in the aggregate shall approximate the total annual payments necessary to retire debt attributable to bonds and notes used to finance portions of the sewage works.
(d) Strength Surcharge. The strength surcharge is based on the pounds of total suspended solids, CBOD, and ammonia in excess of the amount found in normal domestic sewage. COD may be applied in lieu of CBOD5 when deemed appropriate by the Director. Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) may be applied in lieu of ammonia (NH3) when deemed appropriate by the Director.
"Normal Domestic Sewage", defined for the purpose of determining surcharge, shall mean sewage having an average daily suspended solids concentration of not more than 250 mg/l, an average daily CBOD5 of not more than 200 mg/l, and an average daily ammonia concentration of not more than fifteen mg/l or an average daily TKN concentration of not more than thirty mg/l.
When any or all of the total suspended solids, CBOD5, ammonia or TKN of a water or waste accepted for admission to the sewage works exceeds the values of these constituents for normal domestic sewage, the strength surcharge shall be based on the cost of treating the excess quantities of waste measured in 100-pound units.
(e) Industrial Waste Surveillance Charge. The industrial waste surveillance charge is a flat rate fee charged to each classification of user when applicable. This fee, assessed in addition to all other charges, shall be utilized to defray the cost of monitoring and analyzing point source discharges.
Tier I Less than five days per week sampling
Tier II Five days per week sampling
Tier I Fee $150.00 per month
Tier II Fee $300.00 per month
(Ord. 91-59. Passed 10-21-91; Ord. 98-48. Passed 10-19-98; Ord. 09-14. Passed 4-6-09.)