§ 51.02  SANITARY SEWAGE PERMIT; BILLING PROCEDURES.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person, other than the Director of Public Works to commence or make any connection with any public or house connection sewer or to do or cause to be done, or to construction or cause to be constructed, or to use or cause to be used, or to alter or cause to be altered, any public or house connection sewer within the city without first obtaining a permit from the Plumbing Inspector so to do.
   (B)   Any person desiring a permit for any of the purposes enumerated in this section, shall make application in writing to the Plumbing Inspector, giving such information as the Inspector may require, on blanks to be furnished for that purpose, and if it appears that the work to be performed thereunder is to be done according to the regulations contained in this chapter and otherwise provided by law governing the construction of said work, a permit shall be issued upon payment of the fees as fixed by ordinance.
(Ord. 88, passed 3-21-49)
   (C)   Rates and charges for domestic sewage disposal service are hereby established as hereinafter set forth. The charges herein fixed for any premises shall be billed and collected with the charges and rates for city utility services furnished by the city to the premises. The charges herein fixed shall be due and payable in advance at the same time that such charges for city utility services are due and payable.
   (D)   In the event the premises to be charged for sewer service shall not be connected to the water distribution system then and in that event, Water Department shall bill and collect for the appropriate sewer service charges.
   (E)   All sewer service revenues collected, shall be retained by the city regardless of the date of termination of sewer service and no rebate will be made for mid-month disconnection.
   (F)   A 10% penalty charge shall be added to the total bill if payment is not made before the 15th day of the month following the presentation of the bill.
   (G)   Charges for services and facilities furnished by the city shall constitute a lien against the lot or parcel of land against which charge is imposed if such charges remain delinquent for a period of 60 days.
   (H)   In the event the owner, occupant or lessee of premises connected to the sewer system shall fail to pay the sewer service charges herein provided by the fifteenth day of the month following presentation of a bill therefor, the city may in addition to all of the remedies it may have, discontinue furnishing sewer service by means of water service disconnection pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 52.66 herein, and shall not resume the same until all delinquent charges and penalties hereunder together with any service charge necessitated by the resumption of sewer service have been fully paid.
   (I)   As an alternative to any of the other procedures herein provided or given by law, city may bring an action against the owner, occupant or lessee of the premises to whom the service was rendered for the collection of the amount of the delinquent rate and all penalties and costs of collection including reasonable attorney's fees.
(Ord. 70-13, passed 9-18-70)
(`67 Code, § 4-4-3)