A.   Monthly rates. The monthly rates to be charged and collected by the Water Department for water supplied to each customer class are hereby fixed as follows:
Monthly Water Service Rates
Monthly Water Service Rates
Residential Class
   Base fee
   Volume rate (gallons) 5,001 - 10,000
   Volume rate (gallons) 10,001 - 20,000
   Volume rate (gallons) 20,001 - Above
Multi-Family Class
   Base fee
   Volume rate (gallons) 5,001 - Above
Commercial Class
   Base fee
   Volume rate (gallons) 5,001 - Above
   B.   Rates for water service for fire protection purposes and fire hydrant service charge. The rates for water service by means of fire lines for fire protection purposes, based on the size of the connection, are listed below and payable in advance. All costs associated with making private fire service connections shall be made at the expense of the applicant.
Fire Protection Water Service Rates
Size of Fire Line Connection
Monthly Rate
Fire Protection Water Service Rates
Size of Fire Line Connection
Monthly Rate
2 in.
3 in.
4 in.
6 in.
8 in.
10 in.
12 in.
   C.   Bulk water sales used for construction. All water used for construction purposes shall be metered by a fire hydrant meter. The deposit for construction meters shall be $650. If the meter is returned in satisfactory condition to the city at the end of the construction project, the entire deposit amount shall be refunded.
      1.   All water used will be charged at the monthly rate as set forth under division A. above: Water fees, Commercial.
      2.   No sewer or sanitation charge will be assessed during the construction period. These charges shall occur at the time a certificate of occupancy is issued. At that time, a meter will be installed and regular billing will begin.
   D.   Water connection charges. All connection to the city's water system requiring to use of a three-quarter-inch meter or less shall pay a connection fee of $475. The use of any larger size water meter needed to serve the facility, shall be based on a charge of $475 per water times the corresponding "Equivalency Factor" as indicated below:
      1.   The "Equivalency Factor" is determined by the maximum gallons per minute (GPM) of flow through the water meter. The base for this factor is the three-quarter-inch meter most commonly used for a single residential unit having a flow rate of 30 GPM and a factor of one.
Connection Meter Size
Flow Rate
Equivalency Factor
Connection Fee
3/4 in.
30 GPM
1 in.
50 GPM
1-1/2 in.
100 GPM
2 in.
160 GPM
      2.   If a meter approved by the City Engineer is installed that differs from the flow rates stated, the equivalency factor will be used to determine the connection fee for that meter. This provision will apply to impact fees also.
      3.   Expenses associated with connection resulting from factors beyond the city's control shall be absorbed by the person requesting the connection. This provision will apply to connection charges under § 12-5-12B. also.
(Ord. 175, passed 1-18-1988; Ord. 187, passed 2-21-1989; Res. 2008-042, passed 12-16-2008)
   Billing time frame and late penalties; deposits; multi-family dwellings and trailer parks, see Art. 13-1