§ 52.01  RATES.
   (A)   The schedule of rates to be charged for each class of gas user shall be the wholesale cost of natural gas, adjusted from time to time, plus the following amount:
Class
Rate Per Month
Class
Rate Per Month
Residential
 
   Customer charge per billing period
$12.00 (minimum bill)
   Delivery charge per MCF
$1.90 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Commercial or Industrial
   Customer charge per billing period
$12.00 (minimum bill)
   Delivery charge per MCF
$2.05 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Industrial
   Customer charge per billing period
$12.00 (minimum bill)
   Delivery charge per MCF
$2.15 per 1,000 cu. ft.
 
   (B)   The monthly minimum bill shall apply to every residential, commercial, and industrial gas meter whether the meter is in service or temporarily disconnected. If the meter reading or calculated consumption for the bill period is greater than zero, a delivery charge (of an amount not less than for one MCF) shall be added to the minimum bill.
   (C)   If service is discontinued at the request of any residential, commercial, or industrial customer, Richmond Utilities may refuse service to such customer at the same premises unless that customer pays a reconnection fee equal to the number of months disconnected multiplied by the minimum bill for those months. If service is discontinued for greater than six months, then customer must have a licensed plumber perform a pressure test on customer’s gas line and this test must be witnessed by a Richmond Utilities employee.
(‘79 Code, § 19-37)  (Ord. 96-15, passed 2-20-96; Am. Ord. 12-34, passed 8-28-12; Am. Ord. 20-04, passed 3-10-20)