§ 51.081  WASTEWATER CHARGES FOR SIOUX FALLS LOCAL WASTEWATER CUSTOMERS.
   Wastewater charges are hereby established for Sioux Falls local wastewater customers of the wastewater facilities as follows:
   (a)   Residential rate. $4.19 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $4.44 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $4.70 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $4.94 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $5.14 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $5.29 per 100 cubic feet for service beginning January 1, 2023. Volumetric charges shall be based on the following:
      (1)   Actual water use for the most recent months of November, December, January, and February.
      (2)   All other months shall be billed based on the average water usage during the most recent months of November, December, January, and February.
      (3)   The city may adjust the months used for calculating wastewater charges if unusual weather conditions promote outdoor water use.
      (4)   If no consumption history is available for the period of November through February, 7.00 ccf will be used to determine the wastewater charges or on estimates prepared by the city.
   (b)   Domestic only commercial rate. Domestic only commercial users shall be billed based on the volume of water used and discharged to the POTW. The volume charge shall be $4.85 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $5.09 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $5.40 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $5.67 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $5.90 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $6.07 per 100 cubic feet for service beginning January 1, 2023, and shall be determined by:
      (1)   Separate water meter(s).
      (2)   Actual water use for the months of November, December, January, and February.
      (3)   All other months shall be billed based on the average water usage during the months of November, December, January, and February.
      (4)   Estimates prepared by the city.
      (5)   The city may adjust the months used for calculating wastewater charges if unusual weather conditions promote outdoor water use.
   (c)   Commercial rate. Commercial users of the wastewater utility shall be billed monthly. The monthly charge shall be based on the water consumption during that month. The charge for each billing period shall be $4.85 for each 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $5.09 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $5.40 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $5.67 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $5.90 per 100 cubic feet for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $6.07 per 100 cubic feet for service beginning January 1, 2023. In circumstances where there is no prior water usage for calculating a sewer rate, the charge shall be based on estimates prepared by the city.
   (d)   Industrial rate.
      (1)   If the concentration of waste from any user exceeds 220 milligrams per liter of BOD, 220 milligrams per liter of TSS, or 100 milligrams per liter of grease, the industrial user shall be subject to the following rates:
 
Effective Dates
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2019
January 1, 2020
January 1, 2021
January 1, 2022
January 1, 2023
Flow, per 1,000 gallons
$1.72
$1.76
$1.86
$1.95
$2.03
$2.09
BOD, per pound
$0.2629
$0.2682
$.2735
$.2790
$.2846
$.2903
TSS, per pound
$0.2527
$0.2578
$.2629
$.2682
$.2735
$.2790
TKN, per pound
$0.9638
$0.9831
$1.0027
$1.0228
$1.0432
$1.0641
Grease, per pound
$0.9638
$0.9831
$1.0027
$1.0228
$1.0432
$1.0641
 
      (2)   All industrial users shall be subject to a monthly customer charge of $16.89 for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $17.22 per month for service from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $18.26 for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $19.17 for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $19.94 for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $20.53 for service beginning January 1, 2023.
      (3)   Industrial wastewater charges shall be based on waste discharged during that month as monitored by the water reclamation department or by estimates prepared by the city. For industries discharging only nonprocessed domestic strength wastewater, the rate shall be $6.49 per 1,000 gallons for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $6.82 per 1,000 gallons for service from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $7.22 per 1,000 gallons for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $7.59 per 1,000 gallons for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $7.89 per 1,000 gallons for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $8.13 per 1,000 gallons for service beginning January 1, 2023.
   (e)   Surcharges and rates for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans 35 and 36. The following wastewater service surcharges shall be applicable to all customers served by the Sioux Falls Wastewater System and shall be in proportion to the volume of wastewater generated by the customers as follows:
      (1)   The surcharge for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan 35 is $0.24 per 100 cubic feet of wastewater for the services listed in § 51.081(a) through (c) and $0.32 per 1,000 gallons of wastewater for services listed in § 51.081(d). The surcharge for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan 36 is $0.32 per 100 cubic feet of wastewater for the services listed in § 51.081(a) through (c) and $0.43 per 1,000 gallons of wastewater for services listed in § 51.081(d).
      (2)   The volumetric rates for sanitary sewer service in § 51.081(a) through (d) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Sioux Falls are hereby reduced in an amount equivalent to the surcharge established above.
      (3)   The surcharges for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan 35 shall remain in effect until the bonds provided in Ordinance 44-15 are discharged or defeased and all costs of the project approved in said ordinance have been paid. The surcharges for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan 36 shall remain in effect until the bonds provided in Ordinance 113-15 are discharged or defeased and all costs of the project approved in said ordinance have been paid.
   (f)   Liquidated damages. If any user discharges waste that is in violation of the provisions of § 53.040 including slug loads, the user may be subject to a charge equal to the maximum of twice the industrial rates specified in subsection (d) above until the violation ceases. The enforcement of liquidated damages shall be at the discretion of the city and shall not be the city's sole remedy for such violation(s).
   (g)   Basic charge. Residential users shall be subject to a charge of $4.45 per month for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $4.72 per month for service from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $5.00 per month for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $5.25 per month for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $5.46 per month for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $5.62 per month for service beginning January 1, 2023. All commercial users shall be subject to a charge of $18.69 per month for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $19.62 per month from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $20.80 per month for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $21.84 per month for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $22.71 per month for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $23.39 per month for service beginning January 1, 2023.
(1992 Code, § 41-71)  (Ord. 48-81, passed 6-1-1981; Ord. 8-82, passed 1-18-1982; Ord. 24-82, passed 3-15-1982; Ord. 105-82, passed 10-4-1982; Ord. 4-85, passed 1-14-1985; Ord. 111-85, passed 12-30-1985; Ord. 82-86, passed 9-15-1986; Ord. 88-87, passed 10-26-1987; Ord. 96-89, passed 9-11-1989; Ord. 85-90, passed 9-4-1990; Ord. 102-90, passed 10-22-1990; Ord. 64-91, passed 8-5-1991; Ord. 84-93, passed 12-6-1993; Ord. 102-96, passed 9-3-1996; Ord. 132-98, passed 12-7-1998; Ord. 131-99, passed 12-13-1999; Ord. 42-01, passed 5-14-2001; Ord. 154-06, passed 11-20-2006; Ord. 91-07, passed 6-18-2007; Ord. 77-08, passed 6-16-2008; Ord. 60-09, passed 6-15-2009; Ord. 55-10, passed 6-21-2010; Ord. 21-11, passed 4-8-2011; Ord. 22-11, passed 4-18-2011; Ord. 50-12, passed 7-10-2012; Ord. 35-13, passed 6-18-2013; Ord. 35-14, passed 6-17-2014; Ord. 46-15, passed 5-12-2015; Ord. 111-15, passed 11-17-2015; Ord. 47-16, passed 5-3-2016; Ord. 114-18, passed 12-4-2018; Ord. 109-19, passed 11-12-2019)