51.03 Meters

(A) Users of municipal wastewater services who obtain water from sources other that the Municipal Water Supply and discharge such water into the public sanitary system shall be billed based on the following schedule of flat rate charges:

Equivalence to Single Family Dwelling UnitCurrent Rate per Month
Residential
Single family residence/unit1.00$64.35
Apartment or trailer court/unit 0.75$48.26
Commercial
Retail Establishment; First 3 employees 1.00$64.35
Each additional employee 0.25$16.09
Gasoline Service Station
Without car wash facilities1.50$96.53
With car wash facilities2.50$160.88
Restaurants, drive-ins and taverns w/eating and/or drinking facilities:
First 2 employees1.00$64.35
Each additional employee0.33$21.24
Hotels, motels
Without eating facilities/room0.33$21.24
With eating facilities0.75$48.26
Nursing homes - per bed0.33$21.24
Laundromats - per washer0.75$48.26
Car wash, manual - per bay2.50$160.88
Shop or office in home2.00$128.70
Professional office:
First 2 employees1.00$64.35
Each additional employee0.33$21.24
Governmental/Institutional:
School/student0.05$3.22
Churches, lodges and veterans organizations:
For 200 each members1.00$64.35
Government Offices
First 3 employees1.00$64.35
Each additional employee0.25$16.09
Industrial (sanitary flow only)
First 3 employees1.00$64.35
Each additional employee0.25$16.09

Provided, however, at the option of the City, the owner or other user, at his expense, may install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices, or any adequate and approved method of measurement acceptable to the city for the determination of wastewater discharge, and billings to such user based on such measured discharge as provided in §51.02 (B).

(B) In the event a lot, parcel of real estate, or building discharging sanitary sewage, industrial waste, or other liquids into the city’s Sanitary Sewage System, either directly or indirectly, is not a user or the water supplied by the city’s Water works, and the water used thereon is not measured by a meter and such user is not defined and listed in (A) above, then the amount of water used shall be otherwise measured or determined by the city in order to ascertain the rates of charge, or the owner or other interested party, at his expense, shall, if requested by the city, install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices, or any adequate approved method acceptable to the city for the determination of the sewage discharge.

(C) In the event a lot, parcel of real estate, or building discharging sanitary sewage, industrial waste, water, or other liquids into the city’s Sanitary Sewage System, either directly or indirectly, is a user of water supplied by the city’s Water Works, and, in addition, uses water from another source which is not measured by a water meter, or is measured by a water meter not acceptable to the city, then the amount of water used shall be otherwise measured or determined by the city in order to ascertain the rates of charge, or the owner or otherwise interested party, at his expense, may install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices, or any adequate and approved method of measurement acceptable to the city for the determination of sewage discharge.

(D) In the event a lot, parcel of real estate, or building discharges sanitary sewage, industrial waste, water, or other liquids and uses water in excess of 30,000 gallons per month, and if it can be shown to the satisfaction of the city that a portion of water as measured by the water meter or meters does not and cannot enter the Sanitary Sewage System, then the owner or other interested party shall install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices, or any adequate and approved method of measurement acceptable to the city for the determination of sewage discharge.

(E) In the event two or more residential lots, parcels of real estate, or buildings discharging sanitary sewage, water, or other liquids into the city’s Sanitary Sewage 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 minimum charge and the sewage 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.

(F) 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 city's Sanitary Sewage 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 the charge and billing shall be for a single service in the manner set out elsewhere herein, except that such charge and billing shall be for a single service in the manner set out elsewhere herein, except that such charge and billing shall not be less than a minimum charge computed at $25.74 per month for each dwelling unit over one served through a single meter 80% of the time as an average occupancy factor. A dwelling unit shall be interpreted as a room or rooms or other living space or spaces in which cooking facilities are provided. However, in the case of mobile home parks, dwelling units shall be interpreted and the number of dwelling units shall be computed as the total number of lots available for the location and installation of mobile homes in said park, plus any other dwelling units served through the meter.

(G) In order that domestic and residential users of sewage service shall not be penalized for sprinkling lawns during the months of June, July, August, and September, the billing for sewage service for residences or domestic users for said months of June, July, August, and September shall be based on the water usage for the previous months of, respectively, December, January, February, and March. In the event the water usage for said previous months of, respectively, December, January, February, and March is greater than the water usage for said months of June, July, August, and September, then the billing for sewage service shall be computed on the actual water used in the month for which the sewage service bill is rendered. Domestic or residential sewage service, as applicable to the sprinkling rate, shall apply to each lot, parcel of real estate, or building which is occupied and used as a residence. Said sprinkling rate shall not apply to any premises which are partially or wholly used for industrial or commercial 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 as registered by the water meter serving such portion of the premises used for residential purpose would qualify under the sprinkling rate.

(H) For the service rendered to the city, the city shall be subject to the same rates and charges herein-above provided or to rates and charges established in harmony therewith.

(Ord. 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ord. 3-1979, passed 2-19-79; Am. Ord. 24-1980, passed 4-7-80; Am. Ord. 1989, passed 5-1-89; Am. Ord. 23-2013, passed 10-7-13).