(a)   Meter Test. Any meter will be tested at the request of the patron served thereby, with the provision that a charge of forty dollars ($40.00) will be made for such test if meter is found to be measuring correctly within three percent (3%). If registering incorrectly, no charge will be made, but an adjustment with the patron on the basis of error found will be made for the period of three months prior to such test, and said meter will be replaced. Meter tests shall be performed by the Village employees with the customer present. This service is for 5/8, 3/4 and one inch meters only. Larger meters will have to be tested by an independent testing company at their rate of charge.
   (b)   Frozen Meter. Any person, firm or corporation having a connection to the public water supply system who permits public water to be wasted from such connection either by unnecessary use or to negligently prevent a meter within that person's control from freezing, or fails to prevent such wastage shall have, after notification, such water connection turned off. All water wasted shall be paid for by the party causing, or failing to prevent, such waste, and a fifty dollar ($50.00) charge will be levied for ¾, 5/8, or one inch frozen meters. Larger meters will be charged time and material for the repair.
   (c)   Service Charges. A fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be levied to initiate service and set up an account.
   (d)   An additional charge of twenty-five percent (25%) of regular water rates shall be made for water service outside the Village corporation limits.
   (e)   Bills for the rates and charges as herein established by the Municipality shall be sent monthly. All bills shall be payable on the first day of the month and shall be paid at the office of the Fiscal Officer. If any charge for the services of the system is not paid by the fifteenth day of the month in which it shall become due and payable, a delayed payment charge of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bill shall be added thereto and collected therewith. A final notice will be sent on the due date or soon thereafter. Water may be shut off ten days after the due date.
   (f)   Customers with sprinkler systems will be charged twenty five dollars ($25.00) per month per system.
   (g)   Whenever water/sewer service has been disconnected by the Village for non-payment, a reconnect fee shall be charged before service may be reinstated. The fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00), and the proceeds shall be applied twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to the water fund and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to the sewer fund.
(Ord. 2017-12. Passed 8-28-17.)