§ 51.405  ADJUSTMENTS TO RATES.
   (A)   The quantity of water discharged into the sewerage system and obtained from sources other than the utility that serves the town shall be determined by the town in such manner as the town shall reasonably elect, and the sewerage service shall be billed at the above appropriate rates; further, as is hereinafter provided in this section, the town may make proper allowance in determining the sewage bill for quantities of water shown on the records to be consumed, but which are also shown to the satisfaction of the town that such quantities do not enter the sewerage system.
   (B)   In the event a lot, parcel of real estate or building discharging sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, water or other liquids into the town's sewerage system, either directly or indirectly, is not a user of water supplied by the water utility serving the town, and the water used thereon or therein is not measured by a water meter, or is measured by a water meter not acceptable to the town, then the amount of water used shall be otherwise measured or determined by the town. To ascertain the rate or charge provided in this subchapter, the owner or other interested party shall at his or her expense install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices or any adequate and approved method of measurement acceptable to the town for the determination of sewage discharge.
   (C)   In the event two or more residential lots, parcels of real estate, or buildings discharging sanitary sewage, water or other liquids into the sewerage system, either directly or indirectly, are users of water and the quantity of water is measured by a single water meter, then in each such case, for billing purposes, the quantity of water used shall be averaged for each user and the base charge and the flow rates and charges shall apply to each of the number of residential lots, parcels of real estate or buildings served through the single water meter.
   (D)   In the event two or more dwelling units such as mobile homes, apartments or housekeeping rooms discharging sanitary sewage, water or other liquids into the sewerage system, either directly or indirectly, are users of water and the quantity of water is measured by a single water meter, then in such case, billing shall be for a single service in the manner set out elsewhere herein, except that the minimum bill shall not be less than the number of such dwelling units times $6.60 per month. In the case of mobile home courts, the number of mobile spaces available for rent plus any other dwelling units served through the meter. A dwelling unit shall be interpreted as a room or rooms or any other space or spaces in which cooking facilities are provided.
   (E)   In order that the single-family domestic and residential users of sewage service shall not be penalized for sprinkling lawns and gardens, filling of pools, power-washing, and the like during the summer months of May, June, July and August, usage during the month billed shall be reduced to an amount equal to the average of the previous monthly bills for the period January through April. Domestic and/or residential sewage service as applicable to the sprinkling rate shall apply to each lot, parcel of real estate or building occupied and used as a single-family residence. The sprinkling rate shall not apply to any premises partially or wholly used for commercial or industrial purposes. In the event a portion of such premises shall be used for commercial or industrial purposes, the owner shall have the privilege of separating the water service so that the residential portion of the premises is served through a separate meter, and in such case, the water usage is registered by the water meter serving the portion of the premises used for residential purposes would qualify under the sprinkling rate.
   (F)   In the event a lot, parcel of real estate or building discharges sanitary sewage, industrial waste, water or other liquids into the town's sewerage system, either directly or indirectly, and uses water in excess of 25,000 gallons per month, and it can be shown to the satisfaction of the town that a portion of water as measured by the water meter or meters does not and cannot enter the sewerage system, then the owner or other interested party shall, at his or her expense, install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices or any adequate and approved method of measurement acceptable to the town for the determination of sewage discharge.
   (G)   (1)   Above-ground pool owners filling their pools before or after sprinkling credit months shall contact the Water Department for a water meter reading 24 hours before filling their pool with water, and notify the town of the estimated number of gallons of water in the pool, and subsequently obtain another meter reading 24 hours after the pool is filled. The Water Department shall make an appropriate adjustment on the owner's sewage bill for the water used in the pool and not discharged into the sewerage system.
      (2)   In-ground pool owners shall submit plans for their pool and its outlet shall be verified by a plumber or contractor to assure the town that the outlet is not the sewerage system. If the outlet of said pool is not the sewerage system, then an adjustment shall be made according to the same proceeding as set forth above for above-ground pools.
      (3)   If the outlet drain for any pool is the sewerage system, no adjustment shall be made for water used to fill said swimming pool.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19)