(A)   In order to assure the rates and charges for sewage services are properly allocated pursuant to statute, and that said charges may remain sufficient to adequately fund the necessary replacement costs and other revenue and reserve requirements, the city shall periodically cause a study to be made concerning the rates charged by the city. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the costs associated with the treatment of excessive strength effluents from industrial users, volume and delivery flow rate characteristics attributed to the various users or user classes, the financial position of the sewage works and the sufficiency of its revenue to provide adequate funds for the operation and maintenance, replacements, debt service requirements and capital improvements to the waste treatment systems.
   (B)   These studies shall be conducted by officers or employees of the city or by a firm of certified public accountants, or a firm of consulting engineers which firms shall have experience in such studies, or by such combination of officers, employees, certified public accountants or engineers as the city shall determine to be best under the circumstances.
(Ord. 1589, passed  -  -  ; Am. Ord. 64A-8-89, passed 8-28-89; Am. Ord. 47-9-08, passed 9-23-08; Am. Ord. 04-02-13, passed 2-26-13; Am. Ord. 17-07-20, passed 7-28-20)