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(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)