(A)   Any land owner using pre-metered water as defined in § 52.01 shall be required to pay a fee equal to the minimum monthly rate for metered water as established from time to time by the City Council.  The pre-metered water usage fee shall be paid at the time of the issuance of a building permit.  The minimum fee collected shall be a two month billing cycle of the established minimum metered rate.  The pre-metered rate shall continue until the land owner installs an approved water meter.  Failure to cause the installation of a water meter may result in disconnection of water service.
   (B)   The City Council finds that this section is enacted in order to off-set the loss of water revenue and to establish city criteria in the regulation of pre-metered water usage.
(Ord. 2000-09, passed 12-11-00)