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(A) (1) Rates and charges. There shall be and there are hereby established for the use of and the services rendered by the waterworks system of the town the following rates and charges, based upon the use of water supplied by said waterworks system, which rates and charges shall be implemented in one phase and shall be effective January 1, 2014. The usage on which the amount of the rates and charges shall be determined as follows:
Metered Rates per Month
Rate per 1,000 Gallons
First 5,000 gallons
Next 10,000 gallons
Next 20,000 gallons
Next 65,000 gallons
Next 150,000 gallons
Over 250,000 gallons
Minimum Charge per Month
Rate per Annum
Hydrant rental - per hydrant
Private sprinklers- Per connection:
(2) Connection fees. Prior to connecting to the town's waterworks system, a customer shall be required to pay a connection fee as set forth hereafter. These fees will be used by the utility in the best interests of the utility and in accordance with the utility's policy but shall be primarily to offset the cost of future extensions, modifications, and improvements to the town's waterworks system.
(3) Tap fees. Prior to connecting to the town's waterworks system, a customer shall be required to pay a tap/installation fee as set forth hereafter. The tap fee for connecting a user to the town's waterworks system shall consist of a base tap installation fee of $1,050 plus the cost of tap materials and backfill, top soil, seed and straw, and paving costs incurred in connection with each tap, in those cases where the town performs all such labor. In those cases where the town performs the tapping/installation services only (contractor does all other work), the tap fee shall be $100. In those cases where the town does inspection only (all labor and material are provided by contractor), the customer shall pay an inspection fee of $40.
(4) Reconnection policy and charge.
(a) A customer whose service is terminated for nonpayment of a prior bill will not have service reconnected until the next business day following the day of disconnection, except as otherwise provided herein.
(b) Each customer will be charged a reconnection fee of $50 which will be due and payable before service to such customer is reconnected.
(c) Each customer shall pay in full all prior billings and any current billing that may be due before service to such customer is reconnected.
(d) Payments shall be made in cash, money order, certified check or cashier's check only. No personal checks will be accepted.
(e) In the event service to a customer is terminated as provided herein and service is shut off for at least five consecutive days, in addition to complying with all other provisions of this policy, service will not be restored until a satisfactory report has been received from the DeKalb County Health Department after inspection of the premises.
(5) After-hour service charge. A charge of $75 per call will be made for customer service calls made at customer requests after normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when the work performed is of a nonemergency nature ordinarily performed during normal working hours.
(B) Late payment charge. All bills not paid on the due date shall be subject to a late payment charge of 10% on the amount due. In the event the town files a lawsuit with the DeKalb Superior or DeKalb Circuit Court, the town shall be entitled to collect the unpaid bill, plus the 10% late payment charge, plus court costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
(C) Method of payment. Payment may be made in cash, money order, certified check or cashier's check only.
(D) Bad check charge. If a check is tendered by a customer to the town in payment of a bill or any portion thereof, and such check is not honored and returned by the bank, then the town shall charge and the customer shall pay a bad check charge of $25 per check.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19)