§ 56.15 LIEN.
   (A)   In addition to the provisions heretofore set forth, in the event the charges for reclaimed water services are not paid within 30 days after rendition of the bill for the service, the charges shall be deemed and are declared to be delinquent; and thereafter, the delinquency shall constitute a lien upon the real estate for which the service is supplied; and the City Manager is authorized and directed to file sworn statements showing the delinquencies in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the county. The filing of the statements shall be deemed notice of the lien of such charges for the service. This statement shall contain the legal description of the premises served, the amount of the unpaid bill, and a notice that the city claims a lien for this amount as well as for all charges for reclaimed water served subsequent to the period covered by the bill.
   (B)   If the consumer of reclaimed water whose bill is unpaid is not the owner of the premises and the City Manager has notice of this, notice shall be mailed to the owner of the premises, if his or her address is known to the City Manager, whenever the bill remains unpaid for a period of 60 days after it has been rendered.
   (C)   The failure of the City Manager to record the lien claim or to mail the notice or the failure of the owner to receive the notice shall not affect the right to foreclose the lien for the unpaid reclaimed water bill as mentioned in § 56.16.
(Ord. 1387-19, passed 10-28-19)