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(A) For the use of the service rendered by sewage works, rates and charges shall be collected from the owners of each and every lot, parcel of real estate, or building that is connected with the town’s sanitary system or otherwise discharges sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, water, or other liquids, either directly or indirectly, into the sanitary sewage system of the town.
(B) Such rates and surcharges include user charges, debt service costs, excessive strength surcharges, and other service charges, which rates and charges shall be payable as hereinafter provided and shall be in an amount determined as follows:
(1) The sewage rates and charges shall be based on the quantity of water used on or in the property or premises subject to such rates and charges as the same is measured by the water meter there in use, plus a base charge based on the size of water meter installed except as herein otherwise provided. For the purpose of billing and collecting the charges for sewage service, the water meters shall be read monthly and the users shall be billed each month (or period equaling a month). The water usage schedule on which the amount of said rates and charges shall be determined is as follows:
All Class I Users
Treatment Rate per 1,000 Gallons of Usage per Month
Base Rate per Month
Water Meter Size
5/8 inch to 3/4 inch
(2) For residential users of the sewage works that are unmetered water users or accurate meter readings are not available, the monthly charge shall be determined by equivalent single-family dwelling units, except as herein provided. Sewage service bills shall be rendered once each month (or period equaling a month). The schedule on which said rates and charges will be determined is as follows:
(3) For the service rendered to the town, said town shall be subject to the same rates and charges established in harmony herewith.
(4) In order to recover the cost of monitoring industrial wastes, the town shall charge the user not less than $25 per sampling event plus the actual cost of collecting and analyzing the sample(s) as determined by the town or independent laboratory. This charge will be reviewed on the same basis as all other rates and charges in this subchapter.
(5) Each user, at the time he or she is connected with the sewage system, shall pay a charge to cover the costs of tapping the main, furnishing and laying service and connecting pipe, and any other costs incurred. The charge for any meter tap with size of five-eights of an inch to three-fourths of an inch shall be $350 plus the cost of labor, materials, and overhead in excess of the base $350. The charge for any meter tap larger than said five-eights of an inch to three-fourths of an inch shall be the actual cost of labor, materials, and overhead, but not less than $350 plus the cost of labor, materials, and overhead in excess of the base $350.
(2000 Code, § 11-11) (Ord. 1989-08, passed - -1989; Ord. 2001-04, passed 7-10-2001; Ord. 2002-04, passed 2-12-2002; Ord. 2003-03, passed 8-12-2003; Ord. 2004-02, passed 4-14-2004; Ord. 2008-03, passed 7-15-2008; Ord. 2002-4, passed 5-12-2012; Ord. 2016-12, passed 10-11-2016)