§ 52.52  SEWAGE SERVICE CHARGE OR  RENTAL ESTABLISHED.
   (A)   For the purposes as provided in this subchapter, there is hereby levied and assessed upon each lot, parcel of land, building or premises having any sewer connection with the sanitary or combined sewage system of the village, or otherwise discharging sewage, water or other liquids, either directly or indirectly, into the village sewage system, a sewage service charge or rental, payable as hereinafter provided.
   (B)   Such sewage service charge or rental shall be in the amount determinable as follows:
      (1)   For any lot, tract, parcel of land, premises or building situated within or outside of the village limits and having any connection with the village sewage system, or having any connection with the village sewage available thereto, or otherwise discharging sanitary sewage, water or other liquids, either directly or indirectly, into the village sewage system, a charge or rental shall be based upon the quantity of water used thereon or therein, as the same is measured by the existing village water meters in use, or if not a water user supplied by the Department of Water, or only a partial user thereof, the amount of water used therein shall be metered or otherwise measured or determined by the Village Administrator, or the owner or other interested party, at his or her expense, may install and maintain a meter acceptable to the Village Administrator for such purposes.  Charges for industrial wastes shall be determined in accordance with §§ 52.20 et seq.
      (2)   Such charges or rentals shall be based upon the water used per month. Pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter, the Village Council shall establish necessary charges or rental fees. Such charges or rental fees, as may be revised from time to time, shall be available in the office of the Village Administrator.  Effective with utility bills rendered on or about January 1, 2020, the sewer charges inside the corporate limits are $14.00 per 1,000 gallons, with $28.00 being the minimum charge for the first 2,000 gallons of water used per month, and the sewer charges outside the corporate limits are $18.20 per 1,000 gallons, with $36.40 being the minimum charge for the first 2,000 gallons of water used per month.  Effective with utility bills rendered on or about January 1, 2021, the sewer charges inside the corporate limits are $14.50 per 1,000 gallons, with $29.00 being the minimum charge for the first 2,000 gallons of water used per month, and the sewer charges outside the corporate limits are $18.85 per 1,000 gallons, with $37.70 being the minimum charge for the first 2,000 gallons of water used per month. Effective with utility bills rendered on or about January 1, 2022, the sewer charges inside the corporate limits are $15.00 per 1,000 gallons, with $30.00 being the minimum charge for the first 2,000 gallons of water used per month, and the sewer charges outside the corporate limits are $19.50 per 1,000 gallons, with $39.00 being the minimum charge for the first 2,000 gallons of water used per month.
      (3)   In the event the Village Administrator finds that it is not practical to measure such wastes subject to the sewer rental as established in division (B)(2) by meter, the Village Administrator may measure such wastes in such other manner or method as the Village Administrator may find practical in light of the conditions and attendant circumstances.  In the event it is found by the Village Administrator that such water or wastes metered or otherwise measured is not actually the true measure of the volume of sewage, liquids or waste being discharged into the village sewage system, the Village Administrator may modify and adjust such charges in accordance with the facts and justice and equity according to the rates as established in division (B)(2).
      (4)   In addition to the charge of rental determined according to the rates established in division (B)(2), a further charge of 10% of such amount so determined shall be added thereto in each case of failure to make prompt payment and the total thus obtained shall be the sewage service charge or rental in each such case.  The time within which such payment shall be made in a manner classified as a “prompt payment” shall be determined by the Village Administrator, and shall be expressed through the rules and regulations which are authorized by this subchapter to be made for the purposes hereof.
      (5)   The sewer service charge or rental established in division (B)(2) shall be payable monthly at the office of the Village Administrator, and at the option of the Village Administrator, may be made payable at the same time as water bills.
   (C)   For any lot, land, building, or premises from which a connection is made with the village sanitary and combined sewage systems, or having such connection available thereto, or which begins to discharge sewage, water or any other liquids into the village sanitary and combined sewage system, either directly or indirectly, after this section becomes effective, a charge shall be made pursuant to this subchapter, such charge to be a per diem or pro-rata amount based upon the charge which would apply for the entire month, and computed according to the rates as established in divisions (B)(2) and (B)(3).  The charge made on this basis shall apply from the time such sewer connection is made or becomes available, or such discharge into the village sewage system, either directly or indirectly, is begun, until the next following monthly period.
   (D)   The charges charge or rental levied and assessed by this section shall be payable in monthly payments in each year as provided in divisions (B)(2) and (B)(3).
   (E)   Equivalency factors. The following equivalency factors are based upon the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency guide and are computed on the basis of the probable demand a user places on a public water system. The probable flow rate demand is correlated to the demand expected by a single family dwelling by the use of equivalency factors shown below. The minimum equivalency factor that shall be met is one (1) when computing fees and charges (unless one (1) E.D.U. already exists on the property). Equivalency factors for types of users not listed must be determined by Village's Engineer on an individual basis.
EQUIVALENCY FACTORS
EQUIVALENCY FACTORS
Single Family Dwelling
per dwelling
1.000
Apartments
per apartment
1.000
Condominiums
per unit
1.000
Mobile Homes
per unit
1.000
Mobile Home Parks
per home space/lot
0.750
Rental Cottages
minimum per cottage
0.250
Efficiency Rental
per unit
0.625*
 
 
 
Assembly Halls
per seat
0.005*
Boat Docks
 
 
   Individ. Owned w/o dwelling
per dock space
0.100
   Individ. Owned w/dwelling
per dock space/lot
1.000
Bowling Alleys
per lane
0.188*
Car Wash
per automatic bay
1.500
 
per manual bay
1.000
Churches
 
 
   With Kitchen
per seat
0.017*
   Without Kitchen
per seat
0.011*
Country Clubs
per person
0.125*
Dance Halls
per person
0.005*
Dormitories/Barracks
per bed
0.0625*
 
 
 
Drive-In Theaters
per car space
0.013*
Factories
 
 
   With no showers
per employee
0.063*
   With showers
per employee
0.088*
 
 
 
Food Service Operations
 
 
   Restaurant
per seat
0.088*
   Banquet Rooms
per seat
0.013*
   Taverns
per seat
0.088*
   Drive-In Service
per space
0.125*
Gas (fuel) Stations
first pump island
2.500
 
per additional pump island
1.250
Hospitals
per bed
0.750
Institutions
per person
0.250*
Laundries (coin operated)
per machine
0.350
Marinas
per dock rack and storage space
0.100**
Motels/Guest Rooms
per unit
0.250*
Nursing/Rest Homes
per patient
0.375*
 
per resident employee
0.250*
 
per non-resident employee
0.125*
Office Buildings
per employee
0.050*
R.V. Parks and Camps (Primitive)
per space
0.125*
R.V. Parks and Camps (Full Service)
per space
0.313*
Recreation Parks
per park capacity
0.010*
Retail Store
per employee
0.050*
 
 
 
School (Elementary)
per pupil
0.038*
School (Middle and High)
per pupil
0.050
Shopping Center
per 100 s.f. w/no food/laundry
0.050
Storage/Hanger Unit
 
 
   W/o restrooms or living areas
per unit
0.100*
   With restrooms & no living areas
per unit
0.250*
   With restrooms & living areas
per unit
1.000
Swimming Pool w/no showers
per capacity
0.010*
Swimming Pool w/showers
per capacity
0.018*
Youth and Recreation Camps
per capacity
0.125*
*Total equivalent factor per establishment shall be a minimum of one (1).
**If a person owns a mobile home (trailer) or recreational vehicle (travel trailer) and a dock space simultaneously within the same subdivision or parcel of land, that person’s EDU shall be based upon a mobile home or R.V. only.
 
(Ord. 474, passed 7-20-54; Am. Ord. 678, passed 9-7-76; Am. Ord. 13-93, passed 11-1-93; Am. Ord. 2-99, passed 3-15-99; Am. Ord. 31-2007, passed 10-15-07; Am. Ord. 06-2010, passed 4-5-10; Am. Ord. 14-2015, passed 3-21-16; Am. Ord. 12-2019, passed 9-3-2019)