As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings stated:
COMPANY, GRANTEE, AND FRANCHISEE: Any public utility system to which a franchise has been granted by the City.
CONSUMER AND CUSTOMER: Any user of a utility.
MUNICIPAL UTILITY: Any City-owned utility system, including, but not by way of limitation, water, sewerage, electric and refuse service.
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: The Public Utilities Commission of the City and certain specific references herein to the "City" shall include the City acting through the Public Utilities Commission where the language or context clearly indicates such reference.
SERVICE: Providing a particular utility to a customer or consumer.
UTILITY: All utility services, whether the same be public City- owned facilities or furnished by public utility companies. (1988 Code § 3.01; amd. Ord. 88, 2nd Series, 2-13-2007)