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(a) General policy. No part of the wastewater system of the City shall be used or taken advantage of free of charge by any person, persons, association, firm or public agency, including the United States of America, the State or any public corporation, political subdivision, including City, County and district agencies. If the wastewater service is provided outside the City limits, the service charge shall be further increased over and above the in-City charge in an amount set by Council action. All properties with buildings, houses, etc., wherein there is a capability of generating and discharging wastewater to the public wastewater system shall pay a wastewater service charge irrespective of the occupancy/vacancy status of the property.
Individual portions of a common property such as stalls, office spaces and others where it is determined by the Public Works Director that independent discharge to the wastewater system can be made, shall pay a wastewater service charge.
(b) Charges. Monthly wastewater service charges shall be as set by Council action.
(c) Combined water and wastewater charges. Where the City provides both wastewater and water service to properties and the wastewater service charges are not collected via direct assessment on the Ventura County property tax roll, a combined bill will be prepared. In all such cases, the City shall have the right to discontinue water service to any person or property whose combined water and wastewater bill/invoice is delinquent.
(Ord. 1515-NS, eff. June 5, 2009, as amended by § 2, Ord. 1684-NS, eff. May 28, 2021)