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How Do I End My Service & Close My Account?

Customers who wish to discontinue their utility services must notify the main office by phone or use the Start/Stop Service page to request disconnection. The notification should be made at least 3 days in advance of the intended date to provide adequate time to finalize the account. The final bill will be rendered in the next billing cycle.

Please note that if a customer fails to notify Peru Utilities, the service will remain in the name of the customer who signed for services until notification of non-residency is received.

Am I Required to Maintain The Area Near My Meters?

It is the customer’s responsibility to keep all trees, bushes or shrubs trimmed away from meters and lines so that they are at least two feet from the wires and meters to allow for ease of meter reading. If our personnel are unable to read the meter for three consecutive months due to growth, enclosures, pets, etc., services are subject to disconnection without notice until access is restored.

What Documentation Must I Bring to Apply For Service?

All applicants are required to provide proof of identification to obtain or transfer service. A driver’s license is preferred.

In addition: Renters must show a rent receipt or lease agreement, new property owners must provide a legal description of the property, individuals buying property on contract must provide a copy of the contract and mobile home park occupants must provide a lot rent receipt.

We require that all unmarried adults listed on the rent receipt or lease agreement sign the contract for service.

What Are the Deposit Amounts?
  • Residential customers with total electric service - $300
  • Residential customers with partial electric service - $200
  • Residential customers, Peru water service - $40
  • Residential customers, Grissom water service - $35
  • Residential customers, Peru or Grissom wastewater - $30

Commercial and industrial customers are charged two times the estimated average monthly bill. Peru Utilities retains the right to evaluate the actual billings for commercial and industrial customers and revise the deposits accordingly.

Must I Pay a Deposit to Begin Receiving Utility Services?

Customers having no previous credit history with Peru Utilities or any other utility service company must pay a deposit. New and existing customers who have received a disconnect notice from either Peru Utilities or their former utility supplier within the previous 12 months must pay a deposit.

Deposits may be waived for new customers who provide a letter of credit from a previous utility supplier that states that the customer has been a customer of that supplier for at least 12 consecutive months and has not received a disconnect notice from that supplier during the most recent 12 months. Deposits may also be waived for current customers wishing to transfer a service to another location provided that they have not had two or more late penalties or a disconnect within the most recent 12 months.

On Which Holidays Is The Office Closed?

Our business office is closed on the following Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
What Are Your Office Hours?

The Business Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Our customer service team can also be reached by phone Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.

Utility crews are out as early as 7 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. depending upon the season, and generally work until 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. Emergency call charges apply for services after hours.

What is The “Tracker” & How Does It Impact My Bill?

Peru Utilities buys all electric energy from the Indiana Municipal Power Authority (IMPA) and delivers it to Peru’s customers. The wholesale price of electricity changes frequently. It is especially sensitive to the cost of fuel used to produce electricity whether the generation is powered by natural gas, coal, or nuclear fuels.

Even small changes in our cost of energy can have a significant impact on our local operations. As the wholesale cost of our electricity increases or decreases from the cost basis included in our rate, we are permitted to pass the change through, up or down, to our customers, in the form of the Tracker.

The tracker mechanism assures our customers that they receive credits when credits are due. It also allows us to adjust prices without requesting a base rate change every time fuel prices fluctuate. The tracker is a fixed surcharge per kWh of energy we expect to sell during the next quarter. It is fixed for 3 months at a time but fluctuates from quarter to quarter.

Here is how it works: We estimate that we project our wholesale cost of power will be looking ahead 3 months. At the end of each quarter, we compare the usage and cost we projected 3 months earlier to what actually has happened. Any variance is added to or subtracted from the tracker calculation we make up for the next quarter.

In short, the Tracker surcharge is based on an estimate of utilization for the next quarter after adjusting for any variances between the estimated and actual utilization in the prior quarter.

What Are Your Rules & Regulations Regarding Service?

About Our Rates

As stewards of the electric power, water, wastewater and stormwater resources belonging to the city of Peru, Peru Utilities’ mission includes providing utility services in a dependable, competitively priced and environmentally responsible manner. A not for profit entity, Peru Utilities voluntarily maintains rates according to the guidelines established by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Profits sustained by revenues earned are returned to the rate payers in terms of lower rates. Peru Utilities received approval of current rates by the Peru Utility Service Board in conjunction with the Peru City Council after careful consideration of the cost to provide services. The rate structure is considered public information and can be reviewed on this website.

Hold Harmless

Peru Utilities makes no guarantee of continuous service. Each customer agrees not to hold Peru Utilities liable for the interruption of its service which may cause inconvenience or damage to the customer. In consideration of the acceptance of the customer application for utility services, the customer and all those persons using the utilities at the location stated in the application thereby release and discharge Peru Utilities of all claims of damages, demands or actions whatsoever in any manner arising or growing out of the use of said utilities.

Application Process

We require proof of identification to obtain or transfer service. A driver’s license is preferred. All unmarried adults listed on the rent receipt or lease agreement must sign the contract for service. Any other balances owed Peru Utilities by the applicant(s) must be paid at the time of service. Also required: - Renters rent receipt or lease agreement. - Property owners legal description of the property (within 14 days of signing a contract for service). - Individuals buying property on contract copy of the contract. - Mobile home park occupants lot rent receipt.

Deposits

City Ordinance Number 23 requires that we collect deposits from residential as well as commercial customers. Residential deposits are as follows:

  • Electric $200 (Total Electric—$300)
  • Peru Water $40
  • Grissom Water $35
  • Peru & Grissom Wastewater $30
  • Commercial deposit requirements are generally based on twice the average monthly balance.

We hold your deposit for 1 year. The retained deposit will be applied to the final bill or may be transferred to a new account number under the same name (by your request).

Returned Checks

A $35 fee is charged for each returned check or rejected draft. We reserve the right to refuse payment by check from customers with two returned checks within a 12-month period. Customers on electronic draft are removed from the electronic draft program after one returned draft.

Payment for Service

Your payment is due within 20 days of receipt of the bill. Payments made after the due date are subject to late fees. The current late penalties are: 3% for electric, 10% for wastewater and 3% for water.

A Disconnect Notice for non-payment appears on the monthly bill. Once services are scheduled for disconnection, you must pay: the past due amount, the current amount due (even if the bill has not been sent) and a $25 or $50 service fee. The payment must be made in cash or by credit card; personal checks are not accepted. We may also require a deposit before your service is restored.

In case of default on payment, we will place a lien against the property. The amount of the lien will be the storm water and wastewater fees plus the lien fee.

Payment Arrangements

We will work with customers who require special arrangements for additional time to pay due to extreme hardship or unusual circumstances. However, keep in mind that arrangements are a privilege. Arrangements must be made prior to the disconnection date. If you fail to fulfill the arranged payment schedule, future requests for special arrangements may be denied. Termination of service may occur if you do not completely fulfill your obligations.

Closing Account

You must notify Peru Utilities of the date you intend to vacate the premises. If you fail to notify us, the service will remain in the name of the customer who signed for service until notification of non-residency is received.

Landlord Requirements

Property owners are not permitted to retain utility service in their name to assist tenants in avoiding paying debts to Peru Utilities. Such action may result in legal action against the landlord. Landlords are required to sign for the return of service to their name upon a tenant moving out or to sign an “owner’s letter” for the right to conduct business via phone. The owner is responsible for the wastewater and storm water portions of the tenant’s bill should the tenant fail to pay, as mandated by Public Law 354-1987.

Access to Service

It is each customer’s responsibility to keep all trees, bushes or shrubs trimmed away from meters and lines so that they are at least two feet from the wires and meters to allow for meter reading. If our personnel are unable to read your meter, you will be notified with a service tag on your door. If we are unable to read your meter for three consecutive months due to growth, enclosure, pets, etc., services are subject to disconnection without notice until access for reading is obtained.

Meter Tampering

The customer is prohibited from tampering with a meter in any way. Should tampering occur, the account holder is subject to disconnection and prosecution in the amount of the cost of parts, labor, equipment and overhead plus an estimate of lost service revenue.

Right to Disconnect

We reserve the right to disconnect all services if the customer fails to abide by our contract.

Does Peru Utilities Use Estimated Meter Reads?

Peru Utilities does its best to read each water and electric meter every month. There are, however, circumstances that make estimating a necessity. All estimates are based on an average of the customer’s historical monthly usage with consideration for weather changes. If consumption is estimated, it is so stated on the bill. Any over or under-estimation is reconciled at the time of the next actual meter reading, so the customer is always billed or credited with the difference.

Is it Possible to Exempt Payment Penalties?

Customers who are retired or disabled and who receive their only income from retirement, disability and/or Social Security may be exempted from penalties if the due date of their bill falls prior to receipt of their monthly check. To be considered for penalty-exempt status, the customer must make an application at the main office. To retain penalty-exempt status, the customer must pay the full amount of the bill each month without having any charges carried forward to subsequent billings. The customer must establish 9 months of satisfactory payment history prior to being eligible for penalty-exempt status. An exception to this would be those customers who are on the Budget Billing Program and whose budget payments are less than the actual bill for a given month.

How Do I Get My Service Reconnected?

Customers disconnected for non-payment may be reconnected by paying the past due amount, the current bill and a reconnect fee. The current reconnect fee may be found in the Rates and Service Conditions Section. Payment must be made in cash or by money order. Checks are not acceptable. Payment must be made at the business office during regular business hours. Peru Utilities field service employees will not accept money from customers for any reason.

What Will Happen If My Check Doesn’t Clear?

Customers paying bills with checks drawn on accounts with non-sufficient funds will be given 3 days to correct this deficiency. Customers failing to do so will be disconnected without further notice. Customers disconnected due to bad checks will not be allowed to pay via check until their credit history indicates that they have not been delinquent for at least 12 consecutive months.

What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Bill?

Customers who have not paid a bill by the due date are subject to a penalty in the amount of 10 percent of the current wastewater service billing and 3 percent each for the current water and electric service billing. Failure to pay within 14 days of the due date results in termination of services. Disconnections will not be done past noon on any day that precedes a weekend or a holiday. Disconnections will not be done when the temperature is below 32 degrees F, unless the disconnection is for a bad check.

If I Cannot Pay My Bill by The Due Date, Can I Make Arrangements to Pay It?

Prior to the date of disconnect, a customer who is unable to pay a bill by the due date can make arrangements to pay a past due bill through a “Promise To Pay Agreement.” These agreements can be structured to meet the needs of individual customers. However, customers who have failed to abide by previous agreements are not allowed to enter into new agreements until their credit history indicates that they have not been delinquent for 12 consecutive months.

Do You Offer a Budget Billing Program?

We do! Customers who are home owners living in total electric homes are eligible to participate in the Budget Billing Program. The budget amount is based on the previous year’s consumption and calculated on current rates. The program begins each June and the reconciliation month is the following May. Please contact our Customer Service department for assistance.

Do You Offer a Direct Debit Payment Option?

We certainly do! In fact, it saves you time and money, and helps us keep your rates low. We set your account up for automatic debit from your checking account. Your bill will be mailed to you just as before, but it will include a comment line, “DRAFT—DO NOT PAY.” We will debit your checking account 20 days after the bill date. You have until the due date to review your utility bill and contact us if you feel the charges are incorrect. To sign up or learn more, visit the Payment Options page to see 6 easy ways to pay your bill. Select Automatic Draft, EFT Pay.

When is My Bill Due?

Bills are due 20 days from the time the service was billed. If a bill is being paid within this 20 day period, you need only pay the net amount shown on the bill. Payments received after the due date are subject to a penalty in the amount of 10% of the current wastewater service billing and 3% each for the current water and electric service billing. A great way to avoid penalties is to sign up for direct debit.

What is The Purpose of The Storage Facility System?

The storage system is a series of tunnels and a large (6.5 million gallon) tank designed to capture and store overflows (CSOs) from combined sewers resulting from rainfall. The overflows are stored until the rainfall is over. The captured CSO volume is conveyed to the wastewater treatment plant to remove pollutants and disinfection before discharge to the Wabash River.

How will the sewer improvements be paid for?

Ratepayers will pay for the improvements unless state and federal funding assistance is secured. Without outside funding assistance, we expect sewer rates to almost triple over the next five years. An average resident using 3000 gallons a month can expect their wastewater bill to go from $27.37 per month to $92.37 in 2028.

How Much Is This Going to Cost?

The city has spent over $26 million to this point. The proposed wastewater treatment plant and storage facility are estimated to cost $121 million.

Why Is It Important to Address the CSO Problem Now?

The City of Peru has been addressing its CSO problems for many years. Early projects included major stormwater separation projects on West Main Street, Oakdale, and Parkview Heights Subdivision. We also significantly increased the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant. In 2010, the city agreed to complete a Long Term Control Plan by 2030. The plan includes separation projects, manhole and sewer lining projects, and a storage facility to temporarily hold polluted stormwater until it can be treated at the wastewater treatment plant. This plan would eliminate combined sewer overflows up to a 10-year, one-hour rain event (1.88 inches of rain). Completing this project will help improve water quality in the Wabash River.

Are CSOs Illegal?

No. If a CSO community complies with its NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, CSO discharges during wet weather are authorized. Note that CSO discharges during dry weather conditions are prohibited.

Why Are CSOs a Concern?

CSOs contain stormwater and untreated wastewater and can potentially carry pathogens, solids, debris, and toxic pollutants to receiving waters. This may impact public health and the environment. This is a major water pollution concern for cities with CSOs. CSOs are among the primary sources responsible for beach closings, shellfish bed closures, contamination of drinking water supplies, and other environmental and public health problems.

What Are CSOs & Why Are They Important?

Combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, are remnants of the country's early infrastructure. In the past, communities built sewer systems to collect both stormwater runoff and sanitary sewage in the same pipe. These systems transport wastewater directly to the sewage treatment plant during dry weather. In periods of rainfall or snowmelt, however, the wastewater volume can exceed the capacity of the sewer system or treatment plant. For this reason, the systems are designed to overflow occasionally and discharge excess wastewater directly to nearby streams or rivers.

50.27 Jurisdiction

This ordinance shall apply to all wastewater facilities owned or controlled by the City of Peru Utilities Service Board now and in the future, including but not limited to the City of Peru Utilities, Grissom Aeroplex facilities, Pipe Creek Extension, North Miami Extension, Marburger Extension, Northwest Corridor Extension and other extension which are from time to time added to the respective treatment facilities (POTW).

Section 2

Severability & Construction

Any paragraph, sentence, phrases or other provision of this Ordinance that is in conflict with any applicable statute, rule, regulation, ordinance or other law shall be deemed to be modified or altered to conform to the applicable statute, rule, regulation, ordinance or other law, if possible. This ordinance shall govern and the conflicting items in City ordinances and agreements shall be superseded by this ordinance. The invalidity of any portion shall not affect the force and effect of its remaining portions. This ordinance shall be construed and enforced with the laws of the State of Indiana.

Section 3

Reference to Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance

The provisions of Ordinance 25-2000 known as “Peru Utilities Industrial pretreatment Sewer Use Ordinance” is hereby incorporated by reference and shall be designated as Sections 50.51 through 50.66 inclusive.

Section 4

Effective Date

  1. This Ordinance shall become immediately effective upon its adoption by the Common Council, signature by the Mayor, enrollment in the book of Ordinances, and publication of notice as required by law.
  2. Any Ordinance in contradiction to this Ordinance is hereby repealed. All provisions of Title V, Chapter 50 of the City of Peru, Indiana Code of Ordinances in conflict with Section 1 hereof are hereby repealed effective on the effective date of this ordinance.

Passed and enacted by the Common Council of the City of Peru, Indiana at its’ meeting held on the 7th day of May 2001.

50.26 Due Process

A user shall appeal the decision of the Superintendent to the Board within fifteen (15) days of the Superintendents action:

  1. Deny a permit;
  2. Terminate or discontinue wastewater services;
  3. Access fines;
  4. Issue Cease and Desist Orders; or
  5. Severance Water Supply

The effectiveness of the Superintendent’s action shall not be stayed pending the appeal. The user shall indicate the reasons for his appeal in writing. The Board shall schedule a hearing within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of the written request for appeal and render it’s decision upon the appeal within (30) days of the conclusion of the hearing. Failure to do so shall be deemed a denial of the request for reconsideration or appeal. The aggrieved part may then seek judicial review of the Board’s action or inaction by filing a complaint with the Miami Circuit or Superior Court within thirty (30) days thereafter.

50.25 Penalty

Whoever violates any provision of 50.19 shall be fined not more than $50 for each violation. Each day’s violation shall constitute a separate offense.

50.24 – Wastewater Extensions Outside Corporate Limits
  1. The form of the waiver and consent to annexation and delegation of authority to the Mayor which is attached to Ordinance 6-1998 and incorporated by reference is herby approved and shall be made a prerequisite for execution by the owner/developer of any property to be serviced by water and wastewater facilities outside the corporate limits of the city. This form may be modified from time to time in conformity with existing law by the law department of the city, and authorization is hereby granted for such modifications.
  2. The proposed extension of wastewater facilities to area outside the city shall be conditional upon the following:
    a. The owner/developer shall execute the proper consent forms for annexation.
    b. The extension of wastewater services shall be terminated in the event the owner/developer and or successors interest to any portion of the subject real estate withdraw their consent or in any way contest annexation, at any time, by the City.
    c. (The Common Council’s consent for extension of services is conditional and in consideration for the future tax revenues to be generated by real estates taxes imposed on the area to be benefited. If annexation is contested, the developer/owner shall be required to repay the Utility Service Board for the cost of providing the wastewater treatment service plus interest.
    d. The owner/developer shall comply with all the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures adopted by the city’s Utilities Service Board from time to time.
  3. This section is supplemental to the authority of the city’s Utility Service Board to provide the extension materials and labor necessary to effectuate the extension and hook up. Those decisions are herby reserved to the city’s Utilities Service Board.
50.23 – Wastewater System Extension Rules & Procedures
  1. Every person connecting an extension to the wastewater treatment system shall:
    a. File a petition with the Utility Service Board briefly describing the project, its terms, specifications, methods of financing, easements acquired or needed and having it approved.
    b. Provide permits and approvals from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and all necessary governmental agency approvals as required by the Board.
  2. The Board has absolute discretion as to whether to allow an extension to be connected to the system.
  3. The Board may give preliminary approval for the extension to the wastewater system, which is not binding for final acceptance.
  4. After preliminary approval by the Board the person desiring to connect an extension shall:
    a. Permit inspection of the construction prior to closing all excavations;
    b. Perform testing of the extension for leak;
    c. Show proof of compliance with all applicable federal and state rules and regulations concerning wastewater system extension;
    d. Provide and easement for maintenance in the form acceptable to the City Law Department;
    e. Provide a deed of dedication of all facilities to be maintained by the Utilities in the form approved by the Law Department; and
    f. Assign all rights, title and interest in the extension, real estate adjoining and all warranties to the Board.
  5. The construction of new public or building combined sewers if prohibited.
50.22 – City’s Remedies For Violations
  1. Any person found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter or who discharges or causes to be discharged any material causing damage to or obstruction of the City’s wastewater disposal system will be liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage caused by the violation or discharge. The City may recover all expense, loss, damage, or fines by any or all-equitable or legal remedies. This remedy shall be in addition to all others provided by law or this chapter.
  2. Any discharger who violates an order of the City or fails to comply with any ordinance provisions applicable federal/state/city regulations, rules or orders of any court of competent jurisdiction, may be subject to the imposition of a civil or criminal penalty in addition to any other remedy created by this chapter.
  3. Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation or certification in any application, report, or other document required by this chapter or other applicable regulation, or who tampers with or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device, will, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class A infraction and may be fined by any sum not to exceed $10,000.
  4. Any person found to be violating sections of this chapter shall be served by the city with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit, not to exceed 30 days, for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, cease and correct all violations and will be subject to other applicable remedies at law.
  5. Whoever violates any provision of this chapter and any person who continues such violation after being ordered to cease such violation or comply with the provisions of this chapter shall pay a fine not to exceed $2,500 for each such violation. Each day’s violation shall constitute a separate offense for which a separate fine shall be due and owing to the city.
  6. The City may bring a civil action to enforce the provisions of this chapter in accordance with IC 36-1-6-4.
50.21 – Exemptions

No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the city and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the city for treatment, subject to payment therefore by the industrial concern.

50.18 – Tests, Measurements, Analysis

All measurements, tests, and analysis of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents on the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property.

50.17 – Preliminary Treatment Facilities

Where preliminary treatment of flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.

50.16 Grease, Oil & Sand Interceptors Required

Grease, soap, oil, and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand, soap or other harmful ingredients. These interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. Costs incurred by the Department to correct problems in the system caused by the improper handling of such liquid wastes shall be paid by the owner to that Department.

50.15 Discharging Certain Waters & Substances
  1. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers.
    a. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
    b. Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singularly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animal, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the POTW.
    c. Any waters or wastes having properties capable of damaging or causing hazards to structures, equipment and personnel of the Wastewater Department.
    d. Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of a size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the POTW.
  2. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters, or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Superintendent that such wastes can harm either the sewers, wastewater treatment process, or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property, or constitute a nuisance. In making his decision as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the wastewater treatment process, capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the wastewater treatment plant, and pertinent factors.
  3. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged water or wastes containing substances which are not amendable to treatment or reduction by the wastewater treatment processes employed, or are amendable to treatment only to such degree that the wastewater treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirement of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
  4. All system users are subject to provisions as presented in Peru Utilities Industrial Pretreatment Sewer Use Ordinance No. 25-2000, which is herby incorporated by reference.
  5. If any waters or wastes are discharged, or are proposed to be discharged, to the public sewers, which waters contain the prohibited substances or characteristics which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, may have a deleterious effect on the POTW, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard life or constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
    a. Reject the wastes;
    b. Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers
    c. Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge or
    d. Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges, under the provisions of 50.20.
  6. If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flow, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances, and laws of the United States, State of Indiana and the City of Peru.
  7. Unless approved by the Superintendent, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, non-contract cooling water, swimming pool water, or other unpolluted water to any sanitary sewer. Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm water sewers or combined sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial non-contact cooling water may be discharged to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet only upon approval of the Superintendent. All discharges, shall meet all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.
50.14 Building Sewer Connection Requirement
  1. The connection of the building sewer to the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the city. The connection of the building sewer to the wastewater system shall only be permitted by a licensed plumber.
  2. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative. Notice shall be given at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance to allow the Superintendent to schedule a time for the inspection. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any connection to be covered prior to final inspection and approval by the Superintendent. If re-excavation is required to permit inspection, the property owner shall be responsible and shall reimburse the Utility Department for all expenses incurred.
  3. The owner shall be responsible for obtaining and complying with street cut permits from the appropriate agencies as well as any other permits, authorizations and/or utility service locations required to facilitate a building sewer connection.
  4. All excavations for building sewer installations shall be adequately guarded by the owner with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, alleys, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of work shall be restored to a safe condition in a manner satisfactory to the Superintendent.
  5. The owner shall agree to indemnify and hold harmless the city from any loss, damage, claims or actions that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by installation of the building sewer.
50.13 Inspection Required for Building Sewers
  1. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the City Building Inspector when the building sewer is ready for inspection. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Inspector or his representative.
  2. Building sewer permit applicants shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. All connections to the public sewer shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent. Notice shall be given at least 48 hours in advance to allow the Superintendent to schedule a time for inspection and connection.
50.12 Connection of Runoff or Groundwater With Sanitary Sewer Prohibited

No person shall make connection of roof down spouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff, groundwater or uncontaminated cooling water to a building sewer or building drain. Persons who connect such facilities to the sewer system shall be responsible for properly disconnecting same upon notification of the Superintendent. Persons in violation of this chapter shall be subject to penalties as defined herein. Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to sewers specifically designated as storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent.

50.11 Gravity Flow

Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. When the building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary wastewater carried by the building drain shall be lifted by any means approved by the Superintendent and discharged to the building sewer.

50.10 Conformance With Codes Required For Building Sewers

The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing codes or other applicable rules, regulations and construction standards of the City of Peru and the State of Indiana.

50.08 Independent Sewer

A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building except where one building is located at the rear of another and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court yard, or driveway and the owner(s) obtain approval for extension and connection and the sewer serving the front building is determined by the Superintendent to be adequate to handle both facilities.

50.07 Cost of Installation

All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be paid by the owner. The owner or the person installing the building sewer for the owner shall indemnify the City for any loss or damage that may be directly or indirectly occasioned by the installation.

50.06 Building Sewer Permits
  1. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening, tap into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit form the Superintendent.
  2. The owner of a lot, parcel of real estate, or building shall make application on a special form furnished by the City Building Inspector to construct a building sewer from the building to the main sewer. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the City Building Inspector. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. These permits expire within 90 days of the date of their issuance. The City Building Inspector may issue a second 90 day permit without additional charge if application is made prior to the expiration of the first permit and the application adequately explains why the construction of the building sewer was not made within the first 90-day period.
  3. The owner of a lot, parcel of real estate, or building shall make application on a form supplied by the Superintendent to connect the building sewer to the public main sewer and to discharge sewage into the public sewer system. The permit application shall be supplemented by all plans, specifications, or other information from time to time required by the Utility Service Board. A sewer connection permit and availability fee shall be paid to the Wastewater Department of Peru Utilities at the time the application is filed. Upon inspection and approval of the connection of building sewer to the public main sewer the owner shall become a customer of the POTW and shall be subject to all appropriate rates and charges.
  4. All permits issued under this section shall be posted in a prominent place at the building or construction site.
50.05 Private Sewage Disposal System Within The Corporate Boundaries of The City of Peru
  1. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of 50.03, the owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, business, recreation, or other purposes, situated within the city, is required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities and sanitary building drains therein, and to connect the facilities directly with a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter.
  2. Before commencement of construction of a private wastewater disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the City Building Inspector. The application for the permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, with which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications, and other information as are deemed necessary by the City Building Inspector. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the City Clerk-Treasurer at the time the application is filed.
  3. A permit for a private wastewater disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the City. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the City Building Inspector when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.
  4. The type, capacities, locations and layout of a private wastewater disposal system shall comply with all applicable Federal and State rules, regulations, and recommendations. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
  5. At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private wastewater disposal system as provided herein, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer within 90 days as prescribed in 50.06, any septic tanks, cesspools, and private wastewater disposal facilities shall be abandoned, cleaned of sludge, and filled with clean bank-run gravel, dirt or other suitable material at the expense of the owner.
  6. The owner shall operate and maintain the private wastewater disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times. The owner shall reimburse the city for any costs or expenses incurred in the enforcement of this provision.
50.04 Suitable Sanitary Facilities Required
  1. The owner of all dwellings, building, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes and abutting any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located at POTW, is required at his expense to install suitable sanitary facilities and to connect the facilities directly with the public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, within 90 days after date of official notice to do so, provided that the public sewer is within three hundred feet (300’) of the property line. The notice shall be by certified mail to the property owner at the address of the property.
  2. Should a property owner install a sewer system connecting his property to the public combined or sanitary sewer, such system extension shall be at the owner’s expense. All connections to the system shall be made in accordance with specifications prescribed by the Wastewater Department.
  3. All new building sewers which, by their location, are closer to a combined public sewer than to a public sewer will be connected to the combined public sewer subject to the following rules:
    a. Separate and distinct connections for inflow/clear water and sanitary wastewater discharges must be provided to facilitate disconnection of the inflow/clear water connection form the sanitary sewer if and when a separate storm sewer subsequently becomes available.
    b. New construction tributary to the existing combines sewer shall be designed in a manner to minimize or delay inflow contribution to the existing combined sewer.
    c. The property owner shall receive approval of the Superintendent prior to construction and connection to the system. The Superintendent shall inspect the construction and the testing process. The property owner must received approval from the Superintendent prior to connection to the sanitary sewer.
50.03 Placing of Objectionable Material Prohibited
  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or deposit, or permit to be placed or deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the city, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any sewage or other polluted waters.
  2. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet or watercourse within the city, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any sewage or other polluted waters.
  3. It shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any facility intended or used for the disposal of wastewater except as provided in 50.04 and 50.05.
50.02 Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

  • ACT or the ACT – The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as Clean Water Act, as amended 33 U.S. C.1251 ET. seq
  • APPLICABLE PRETREATMENT STANDARD – Any pretreatment limit or prohibitive standard (federal, sate and/or local) contained in the city’s ordinances and considered to be the most restrictive with which nonresidential users will required to comply.
  • B.O.D.(denoting BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND) – The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C. expressed in milligrams per liter.
  • BUILDING DRAIN – That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system that receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
  • BUILDING SEWER – A sewer conveying wastewater form the premises of a user to the POTW.
  • CITY BUILDING INSPECTOR – The person so authorized by the city to inspect and approve the installation of septic tanks or other private wastewater disposal facilities, or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
  • COLOR – The optical density at the visual wavelength of a maximum absorption, relative to distilled water. One hundred percent (100%) transmittance is equivalent to zero (0.0) optical density.
  • COMBINED SEWER - A sewer that carries both sanitary and storm water flow by design.
  • COOLING WATER – The water discharged from any use such as air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration, or to which the only pollutant added is heat.
  • DISCHARGER – Any person allowing wastewater to be discharged to the public sewer system.
  • EFFLUENT – A waste material, such as liquid industrial refuse, or wastewater being discharged into a receiving stream.
  • EXTENSION – An added section of sanitary sewer expanding the service area of an existing public sewer. A building sewer is not considered to be an extension.
  • GARBAGE – Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.
  • GROUND (SHREDDED) GARBAGE – Garbage that is shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely in suspension under the conditions normally prevailing in the sewage system, with no particle being greater than on-half (1/2”) in dimension.
  • HOLDING TANK WASTE – Any waste from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks and vacuum pump tank trucks.
  • INDUSTRIAL WASTES – The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade, or business, as distinct form sanitary wastewater.
  • INFLUENT – The water, together with any wastes that may be present, flowing into a drain, sewer, receptacle, or outlet.
  • INSPECTOR – The person or persons duly authorized by the city, through its Utility Service Board, to assure compliance with all City ordinances pertaining to the POTW.
  • INTERFERENCE – A discharge that, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, does any on of the following: (a) inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations, its sludge processes, or its selected sludge use or disposal methods, or (b) causes a violation of any requirement POTW’s NPDES permit, including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation, or (c) prevents the use of the POTW’s NPDES sewage sludge or its approved sludge disposal methods.
  • NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARD – Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with section 307 (b) and (c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act as amended by the Clean Water Act, which applies to a specific category of industrial users.
  • NPDES or NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM – National Pollution Discharge Elimination System, the program administered by the USEPA, and the IDEM.
  • NATURAL OUTLET – Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, lake or other body of surface or groundwater or into any open or tile ditch or sewer which does not carry wastewater through the municipal wastewater treatment plant.
  • NON-CATEGORICAL. – Not subject to a National Categorical Pretreatment Standard.
  • OPERATIONAL PROBLEM – an exceptional incident in which a discharger unintentionally and temporarily is in a state of noncompliance with the applicable standard due to factors beyond the reasonable control of the discharger.
  • OWNER – The record owner of the property according to the assessment or transfer records in the office of the Auditor of Miami County, Indiana, whose address shall be deemed to be the mailing address of the property unless the owner has notified the business office of Peru Utilities at 335 East Canal Street, Indiana 46970, by certified mail with return receipt of a different address than that of the property.
  • PASS THROUGH – A discharge that exits the POTW into the waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirements of the City’s NPDES (IN 0032328) or the NPDES for the Grissom Aeroplex POTW (IN 0024902), including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.
  • PERSON – Any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate governmental entity; or their legal representatives, agents or assigns. This definition includes all Federal, State and local governmental entities.
  • PH – A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, express in standard units.
  • POLLUTANT – Means, but is not limited to, dredged spoil, incinerator residue, filter backwash, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, solid wastes, toxic wastes, hazardous substances, biological materials, radioactive materials (except those regulated under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended: 42 USC 2011, et. seq.), heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock sand, cellar dirt and other industrial, municipal and agricultural waste discharge into water.
  • POLLUTION – The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological and radiological integrity of water.
  • PROHIBITED DISCHARGE STANDARDS or PROHIBITED DISCHARGE – Absolute prohibitions against the discharge of certain substances; these prohibitions appear in Section 50.15 of this ordinance.
  • POTW or PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS – A “treatment works” as defined in Section 212 (2) of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1292) which is owned by the City. This definition includes a treatment works as defined by Section 212 (2) of the Clean Water Act owned by the state or a municipality (as defined by Section 502 (4) of the Clean Water Act), except that it does not include pipes, sewers, or other conveyances not connected to a facility providing treatment. The term includes any devices and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage or compatible industrial wastes. It also includes sewers, pipes and other conveyances only if they convey wastewater to a POTW treatment plant. The term also means the municipality; as defined by Section 502 (4) of the Clean Water Act, that has jurisdiction over the indirect discharges to and the discharges from such a treatment work.
  • PUBLIC SEWER – A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, which is controlled by public authority and which carries wastewater to the POTW.
  • SANITARY BUILDING DRAIN – That part of the lowest horizontal piping of the sanitary drainage system inside the walls of any building or structure which received water-carried wastes or the discharge from soil or waste stacks and branches and conveys the same to a point three feet outside the building or structure walls where it connects with its respective building sewer.
  • SANITARY SEWER – A sewer that conveys liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions; and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally allowed to enter.
  • SANITARY SEWAGE – All waste streams discharged to the POTW excluding inflow, infiltration and industrial discharges.
  • SEWER – A pipe or conduit for carrying wastewater.
  • SEWER PROPERTY DAMAGE – Substantial physical damage to property, damage to the treatment facilities which causes them to become inoperable, or substantial and permanent loss of the natural resources which can reasonably be expected to occur in the absence of bypass.
  • SHALL – is mandatory; MAY is permissive.
  • SLUG LOAD OR SLUG – Any discharge at a flow rate or concentration, which could cause a violation of the POTW NPDES Permit or result in physical damage to the POTW.
  • STORM DRAIN or STORM SEWER – A sewer that carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes other liquid and water-carried wastes.
  • STORM WATER – Any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation and resulting there from.
  • SUPERINTENDENT – The person authorized by the Utility Service Board to act in behalf of the department and the city or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
  • SUSPENDED SOLIDS – Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage which are removable by laboratory filtering.
  • UTILITY – Term used to describe the City of Peru Municipal Utilities and includes any property owned and/or controlled by said entity.
  • WASTEWATER – A combination of the water carried from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and storm waters as may be present.
  • WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT or TREATMENT PLANT – That portion of the POTW, which is designed to provide treatment of municipal sewage and industrial waste.
  • WATERCOURSE – A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
50.01 Abbreviations

The following abbreviations, when used in this ordinance, shall have the designated meanings:

  • BOD5: Biochemical Oxygen Demand - Day
  • CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
  • COD: Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • EPA: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C.
  • EPA: Reg V U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois
  • FOG: Fats, Oil and Grease
  • GDP: gallons per day
  • IAC: Indiana Administrative Code
  • IC: Indiana Code
  • I/I: Inflow and Infiltration (clear water flow)
  • IDEM: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • IWP: Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit
  • MGD: Millions Gallons Per Day
  • mg/l: milligrams per litre
  • NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • O & G: Oil and Grease
  • POTW: Publicly Owned Treatment Works
  • RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • SIC: Standard Industrial Classification
  • SNC: Significant Noncompliance
  • SIU: Significant Industrial User
  • TSS: Total Suspended Solids
  • U.S.C: United States Code
  • WDP: Wastewater Discharge Permit
4.3 Wastewater Discharge Permitting; Existing Connections

Any user required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit who was discharging wastewater into the POTW prior to the effective date of this ordinance and who wishes to continue such discharges in the future, shall, within thirty (30) days after said date, apply to the Superintendent for a wastewater discharge permit in accordance with Section 4.5 of this ordinance, and shall not cause or allow discharges to the POTW to continue after thirty (30) days of the effective date of this ordinance except in accordance with a wastewater discharge permit issued by the Superintendent. When permit limitations are modified or changed to reflect a change in regulatory standards, or a change in conditions, the affected users will be issued a compliance plan which will provide a time period during which compliance must be achieved. The compliance plan will be directly reflective of the immediacy of the need for the change and reflection of the time frames presented to the Utility.

4.2 Wastewater Discharge Permit Requirement

A. No significant industrial user shall discharge wastewater into the POTW without first obtaining a wastewater discharge permit from the Superintendent, except that a significant industrial user that has filed a timely application pursuant to Section 4.3 of this ordinance may continue to discharge for the time period specified therein.

B. The Superintendent may require other users to obtain wastewater discharge permits as necessary to carry out the purposes of this ordinance.

C. Any violation of the terms and conditions of a wastewater discharge permit shall be deemed a violation of this ordinance and subjects the wastewater discharge permittee to the sanctions set out in Sections 10 through 12 of this ordinance. Obtaining a wastewater discharge permit does not relieve a permittee of its obligation to comply with all Federal and State pretreatment standards or requirements or with any other requirements of Federal, State, and local law.

4.1 Wastewater Analysis

When requested by the Superintendent, a user must submit information on the nature and characteristics of its wastewater within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the request. The Superintendent is authorized to prepare a form for this purpose and may periodically require users to update their information.

4.0 Permit Fees & Charges

Each user shall pay all fees and charges which are from time to time adopted and established by the Common Council.

3.4 Hauled Wastewater

A. Wastewater haulers shall have a valid wastewater hauler discharge permit before discharging wastes to the POTW. Each permitted wastewater hauling vehicle shall prominently display a number issued by the City on both doors of the vehicle cab. Such numbers shall be removable only by destruction.

B. Wastewater may be introduced into the POTW only at locations designated by the Superintendent, and at such times as are established by the Superintendent. Such waste shall not violate Section 2 of this Ordinance or any other requirements established by the City.

C. Prior to being issued a hauler discharge permit, the following conditions shall be met:

  1. Each truck shall have a sight glass calibrated in 100-gallon increments.
  2. Each vehicle shall be equipped to discharge at the location designated by the Superintendent without utilizing Utility equipment.
  3. Each vehicle shall maintain records evidencing the origin of the wastewater to be discharged and each driver shall record such information on forms provided by the Utility.

D. All procedures for discharging, for cleanliness, and for general sanitary operation on City property as described by the Utility shall be strictly adhered to by all wastewater haulers delivering wastewater to the designated Utility dumping station.

E. Wastewater from a domestic level user shall not be mixed with wastewater from an industrial user. Vehicles hauling wastewater from an industrial user shall not be used to haul wastewater from a domestic level user for disposal at the POTW.

F. Wastewater from an industrial user shall identify in writing the type of industry, known or suspected waste constituents, and whether any wastes are RCRA hazardous wastes.

G. In addition to remedies available to the Utility elsewhere in this ordinance, failure of a wastewater hauler to comply with the provisions set out herein shall be grounds for revocations of their hauler’s discharge permit by the Superintendent.

H. All hauled wastewater may be subject to sampling and analysis as may be required by the Superintendent.

3.3 Accidental Discharge/Slug Control Plans

At least once every two (2) years, the Superintendent shall evaluate whether each significant industrial user needs an accidental discharge/slug control plan. The Superintendent may require any user to develop, submit for approval, and implement such a plan. Alternatively, the Superintendent may develop such a plan for any user. An accidental discharge/slug control plan shall address, at a minimum, the following:

A. Description of discharge practices, including nonroutine batch discharges;

B. Description of stored chemicals;

C. Procedures for immediately notifying the Superintendent of any accidental or slug discharge, as require by Section 6.6 of this ordinance; and

D. Procedures to prevent adverse impact from any accidental or slug discharge. Such procedures include, but are not limited to, inspection and maintenance of storage areas, handling and transfer of materials, loading and unloading operations, control of plant site run-off, worker training, building of containment structures or equipment, measures for containing toxic organic pollutants, including solvents, and/or measures and equipment for emergency response.

3.2 Additional Pretreatment Measures

A. Whenever deemed necessary, the superintendent may require users to restrict their discharge during peak flow periods, designate that certain wastewater be discharged only into specific sewer, relocate and/or consolidate points of discharge, separate sewage waste stream from industrial waste streams, and such other conditions as may be necessary to protect the POTW and determine the user’s compliance with the requirements of this ordinance.

B. The Superintendent may require any person discharging into the POTW to install and maintain, on their property and at their expense, a suitable storage and flow-control facility to ensure equalization of flow. A wastewater discharge permit may be issued solely for flow equalization.

C. Users with the potential to discharge flammable substances may be required to install and maintain an approved combustible gas detection meter.

D. Users which operate vehicular wash facilities shall provide, operate and maintain pretreatment facilities approved by the Superintendent to control solids and preclude the discharge of toxics to the POTW.

E. Users which operate food preparation facilities shall provide, operate and maintain pretreatment facilities approved by the Superintendent to control the discharge of greases, fats, oils and food solids to the POTW.

3.1 Pretreatment Facilities

Users shall provide wastewater treatment as necessary to comply with this ordinance and shall achieve compliance with all categorical pretreatment standards, local limits, and the prohibitions set out in Section 2.1 of this ordinance within the time limitation specified by EPA., the State, or the Superintendent, whichever is more stringent. Any facilities necessary for compliance shall be provided, operated, and maintained at the user’s expense. Detailed plans describing such facilities and operating procedures shall be submitted to the Superintendent for review, and shall be acceptable to the Superintendent before such facilities are constructed. The review of such plans and operating procedures shall in no way relieve the user from the responsibility of modifying such facilities as necessary to produce a discharge acceptable to the Utility under the provisions of this ordinance.

2.7 Dilution

No user shall ever increase the use of process water, or in any way attempt to dilute a discharge, as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to achieve compliance with a discharge limitation unless expressly authorized by an applicable pretreatment standard or requirement. The Superintendent may impose mass limitation on users who are using dilution to meet applicable pretreatment standards or requirements, or in other cases when the imposition of mass limitations is appropriate.

2.6 Utility Service Board’s Right of Revision

The Utility Service Board reserves the right to establish, by ordinance or in wastewater discharge permits, different or more stringent standards or requirements on discharges to the POTWs. It is within the Utility’s discretion to negotiate specific prohibitions on a case-by-case basis for any limitations, assuming that the POTW NPDES permit compliance is not jeopardized. It is further understood that Peru Utilities and the Grissom Aeroplex Utilities may have entered into contracts predating this ordinance which may define limitations and conditions which are different that those listed herein. In those specific cases the original contract may govern given that NPDES compliance is not jeopardized.

2.5 Local Limits – Peru and Grissom Aeroplex POTW

The following pollutant limitations are established to protect against pass through and interference. No person shall discharge wastewater containing in excess of the following daily maximum concentrations based upon a 24-hour composite sample. Additionally, no person shall discharge wastewater containing in excess of the following maximum concentrations times a multiplier of 1.5 based upon a grab sample. The 1.5 grab sample multiplier does not apply to cyanide and phenols in that analytical procedures do not allow for composite techniques to be applied to these parameters. For cyanide and phenols, three (3) grab sample results shall be analyzed with results not to exceed the following noted limitations.

Grissom Aeroplex POTW Peru Utilities

0.40 mg/l Arsenic 0.40 mg/l Arsenic
0.4 mg/l Cadmium 0.4 mg/l Cadmium
4.5 mg/l Chromium, Total 4.5 mg/l Chromium, Total
3.38 mg/l Copper 3.38 mg/l Copper
0.26 mg/l Cyanide, Total 0.5 mg/l Cyanide, Total
100 mg/l Oil & Grease [1] 100 mg/l Oil & Grease [1]
6.0 - 9.0 pH 6.0 - 10.5 pH
0.28 mg/l Lead 1.145 mg/l Lead
3.98 mg/l Nickel 3.98 mg/l Nickel
2.0 mg/l Silver 2.0 mg/l Silver
2.61 mg/l Zinc 2.61 mg/l Zinc
2.13 mg/l
TTO
(Total Toxic Organics) 2.13 mg/l TTO
(Total Toxic Organics)

The above limits apply at the point where the wastewater is discharged to the POTW. All concentrations for metallic substances for “total” metal unless indicated otherwise. The Superintendent may impose mass limitations in addition to. Or in place of, the concentration-based limitations above.

Upon the promulgation of the National Categorical Pretreatment Standard (NCPS) for a particular user, the said standard, if more stringent than the limitations imposed under this chapter for sources in that category, shall, when effective, immediately supersede the limitations and conditions imposed under this ordinance. The Superintendent shall notify all known affected users of the applicable permitting and reporting requirements under 40 CFR 403.12.

[1] As an alternative to the total oil and grease limitations established by this section, the Superintendent may establish in an IWP a limitation of 100 mg/l for non-polar grease. The alternative limitation is subject to the following conditions:

  • The user submits an application for the alternative limit;
  • The user provides information regarding the user’s products, processes, and operations that shows to the Superintendent’s satisfaction that the oil and grease discharged by the user is predominantly of animal or vegetable origin;
  • The user shows that the oil and grease in the user’s discharges is not visible, free, or floating at 50°F at any time;
  • The user has sampling facilities that allow for both visual inspection of the user’s discharge and using the equipment necessary for collection of samples for floatable oil and grease;
  • The oil and grease in the user’s discharge is not related to past instances of obstruction, interference, or pass through;
  • Users subject to the alternative limit shall continue to operate and maintain grease traps and any other oil and grease separation and treatment equipment and shall continue all existing practices that reduce discharges of oil and grease;
  • If the Superintendent determines that a user subject to the alternative limit has caused, alone or in conjunction with other discharges, obstruction, interference, or pass through, then the user shall comply with the total oil and grease limitation or another appropriate limitation established by the Utility in the user’s IWP; and
  • Any other appropriate conditions set forth in the user’s SIU.
2.4 National Categorical Pretreatment Standards

The categorical pretreatment standards found at 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405 - 471 are hereby incorporated.

A. Where a categorical pretreatment standard is expressed only in terms of either the mass or the concentration of a pollutant in wastewater, the Superintendent may impose equivalent concentration or mass limits in accordance with 40 CFR 403.6(c).

B. When wastewater subject to a categorical pretreatment standard is mixed with wastewater not regulated by the same standard, the Superintendent shall impose an alternate limit using the combined waste stream formula in 40 CFR 403.6 (e).

C. A user may obtain a variance from a categorical pretreatment standard if the user can prove, pursuant to the procedural and substantive provisions in 40 CFR 403.12, that factors relating to its discharge are fundamentally different from the factors considered by EPA when developing the categorical pretreatment standard.

D. A user may obtain a net gross adjustment to a categorical standard in according with 40 CFR 403.15.

2.3 Abnormal Waste Surcharge – Grissom Aeroplex POTW

A. Any customer discharging abnormal industrial wastes to the public sanitary sewerage system having an average total suspended solids (TSS) content in excess of 300 mg/l and/or an average of five (5) day BOD in excess of 300 mg/l, and /or an average COD in excess of 400 mg/l, and/or and average Oils & Grease concentration of 100 mg/l, and/or an average ammonia-nitrogen level in excess of 25 mg/l, the customer shall pay a surcharge based upon the excess strength of his wastes.

B. Discharges exceeding a maximum daily limit of Fats and Oils and Greases of 100 mg/l, shall be subject to fines.

C. The costs of treatment for each pound of BOD, suspended solids, Oil & Grease and ammonia-nitrogen removed by each treatment works shall be reviewed by the Utility Service Board at the end of each fiscal year. If a discrepancy exists between the actual costs as found by the Board and the estimated costs, the Approving Authority shall increase or decrease the surcharge rates sufficiently to cover only the projected actual costs for the ensuing year.

D. No reduction in sewerage service charges, fees, or taxes will be permitted because of the fact that certain industrial wastes discharged to the public sanitary sewerage system contain less than the surcharge level.

2.2 Abnormal Waste Surcharge – Peru POTW

A. Any customer discharging abnormal industrial wastes to the public sanitary sewage system having an average total suspended solids (TSS) content in excess of 250 mg/l and/or an average of five (5) day BOD in excess of 200 mg/l, and /or an average COD in excess of 400 mg/l, and/or and average Oils & Grease concentration of 100 mg/l, and/or an average ammonia-nitrogen level in excess of 25 mg/l, and/or flows in excess of permitted levels, then the customer shall pay a surcharge based upon the excess strength of his wastes.

B. Discharges exceeding a maximum daily limit of Fats and Oils and Greases of 100 mg/l, shall be subject to fines.

C. The costs of treatment for each pound of BOD, suspended solids, Oil & Grease and ammonia-nitrogen removed by each treatment works shall be reviewed by the Utility Service Board at the end of each fiscal year. If a discrepancy exists between the actual costs as found by the Board and the estimated costs, the Approving Authority shall increase or decrease the surcharge rates sufficiently to cover only the projected actual costs for the ensuing year.

D. No reduction in sewerage service charges, fees, or taxes will be permitted because of the fact that certain industrial wastes discharged to the public sanitary sewerage system contain less than the surcharge level.

2.1 Prohibited Discharge Standards

A. General Prohibitions. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass-through or interference. These general prohibitions apply to all users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other National, State, or local pretreatment standards or requirements. It is acknowledged that certain contracts may exist which may be in partial conflict with this ordinance and in those cases the contract shall govern provided that NPDES compliance is not jeopardized.

B. Specific Prohibitions - Peru POTW. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the Peru POTW the following pollutants, substances, or wastewater:

  1. Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the collection system or POTW, including, but not limited to, waste streams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less that 140°F (60°C) using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
  2. Wastewater having a pH less than 6.0 or more than 10.5, or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the POTW or equipment;
  3. Any solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause obstructions of the flow in the collection system or at the POTW resulting in interference.
  4. Pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the POTW
  5. Wastewater having a temperature greater than 130°F (54.4°C), or which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104°F (40°C).
  6. Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
  7. Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or no, in excess of 100 mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32°F and 150°F.
  8. Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW sewers including in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems. Noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids, or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life, or to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair;
  9. Trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the Superintendent in accordance with Section 3.4 or this ordinance;
  10. Wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently impart color to the treatment plant’s effluent, thereby violating the POTW NPDES Permit;
  11. Wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes except in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations;
  12. Storm water, surface water, ground water, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water, and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent;
  13. Sludges, screenings, or other residues from the pretreatment of industrial wastes;
  14. Medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the Superintendent in a wastewater discharge permit;
  15. Wastewater causing, alone or in conjunction with other sources, the treatment plant’s effluent to fail a toxicity test;
  16. Detergents, surface-active agents, or other substances which may cause excessive foaming in the POTW or in the receiving stream;
  17. Instantaneous flows and loadings which are in excess of the capacity of the treatment facilities or are likely to cause overflow conditions are prohibited.

Pollutants, substances, or wastewater prohibited by this section shall not be processed or stored in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.

C. Specific Prohibitions - Grissom POTW. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the Grissom POTW the following pollutants, substances, or wastewater:

  1. Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the collection system or POTW, including, but not limited to, waste streams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less that 140°F (60°C) using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
  2. Wastewater having a pH less than 6.0 or more than 10.5, or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the POTW or equipment;
  3. Any solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause obstructions of the flow in the collection system or at the POTW resulting in interference.
  4. Pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the POTW.
  5. Wastewater having a temperature greater than 130°F (54.4°C), or which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104°F (40°C).
  6. Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
  7. Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32°F and 150°F.
  8. Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW sewers including in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems. Noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids, or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life, or to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair;
  9. Trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the Superintendent in accordance with Section 3.4 or this ordinance;
  10. Wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently impart color to the treatment plant’s effluent, thereby violating the POTW NPDES Permit;
  11. Wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes except in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations;
  12. Storm water, surface water, ground water, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water, and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent;
  13. Sludges, screenings, or other residues from the pretreatment of industrial wastes;
  14. Medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the Superintendent in a wastewater discharge permit;
  15. Wastewater causing, alone or in conjunction with other sources, the treatment plant’s effluent to fail a toxicity test;
  16. Detergents, surface-active agents, or other substances which may cause excessive foaming in the POTW or in the receiving stream;
  17. Instantaneous flows and loadings which are in excess of the capacity of the treatment facilities or are likely to cause overflow conditions are prohibited.

Pollutants, substances, or wastewater prohibited by this section shall not be processed or stored in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.

1.4 Definitions

Unless a provision explicitly states otherwise, the following terms and phrases, as used in this ordinance, shall have the meaning hereinafter designated.

Act or “the Act”. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.

Approval Authority. The Regional Administration of US EPA Region V.

Authorized Representative of the User.

  1. If the user is a corporation:
    a. The president, secretary, treasurer, or a vice-president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or ay other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation; or
    b. The manager of one or more manufacturing, production, or operation facilities employing; more than two hundred fifty (250) persons or having gross annual sales of expenditures exceeding twenty-fine (25) million dollars (in second-quarter 1980 dollars), if authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate procedures.
  2. If the user is a partnership or sole proprietorship: a general partner or proprietor, respectively.
  3. If the user is a Federal, State, or local governmental facility: a director or highest official appointed or designated to oversee the operation and performance of the activities of the government facility, or their designee.
  4. The individuals described in paragraphs 1 through 3, above, may designate another authorized representative if the authorization is in writing, the authorization specifies the individual or position responsible for the overall operation of the facility from which the discharge originates or having overall responsibility for environmental maters for the company, and the written authorization is submitted to the Board.

Biochemical Oxygen Demand or BOD5. The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedures for five (5) days at 20° centigrade, usually expressed as a concentration (e.g., mg/l).

Board. The City of Peru Utility Service Board, or any other duly authorized officials acting on its behalf.

Bypass. The intentional diversion of waste streams from any portion of an Industrial User’s Treatment Facility.

Categorical Pretreatment Standard or Categorical Standard. Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by EPA in accordance with Sections 307 (b) and (c) of Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317) which apply to a specific category of users and which appear in 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471.

Clear Water Flow. Groundwater of precipitation related water which enters the sanitary sewer collection system through pipe defects (infiltrations) or conduits (inflow).

Combined Sewer. Sewer which carries both sanitary and storm water flow by design.

Council. The Common Council of the City of Peru, Indiana.

City. The City of Peru under the jurisdiction of the Peru City Council

Composite Sampling. Method of sampling which weights sample volume with discharge flow rate.

Environmental Protection Agency or EPA. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency or, where appropriate, the Region V Water Management Division Director, or other duly authorized official of said agency.

Existing Source. Any source of discharge, the construction or operation of which commenced prior to the publication by EPA of proposed categorical pretreatment standards, which will be applicable to such source if the standard is thereafter promulgated in accordance with Section 307 of the Act.

Fats, Oils & Greases. Non-polar oily wastes, oils from organic sources.

Grab Sample. A sample which is taken from a waste stream and over a period of time not to exceed fifteen (15) minutes.

Indirect Discharge or Discharge. The introduction of pollutants into the POTW from any non-domestic source regulated under Section 307 (b), (c) or (d) of the Act.

Instantaneous Maximum Allowable Discharge Limit. The maximum concentration of a pollutant allowed to be discharged at any time, determined from the analysis of any discrete or composite sample collected, independent of the industrial flow rate and the duration of the sampling event.

Interference. A discharge, which alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations or its sludge processes, use or disposal; and therefore, is a cause of a violation of the City’s NPDES permit or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with any of the following statutory/regulatory provisions or permits issued there under, or anymore stringent State or local regulations: Section 405 of the Act; the Solid Waste Disposal Act, including Title II commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); any State regulations contained in any State sludge management plan prepared pursuant to Subtitle D of the solid Waste Disposal Act; the Clean Air Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.

Medical Waste. Isolation wastes, infectious agents, human blood and blood products, pathological wastes, sharps, body parts, contaminated bedding, surgical wastes, potentially contaminated laboratory wastes, and dialysis wastes.

New Source.

  1. Any building, structure, facility, or installation from which there is (or may be) a discharge of pollutants, the construction of which commenced after the publication of proposed pretreatment standards under Section 307 (c) of the Act which will be applicable to such source if such standards are thereafter promulgated in accordance with that sections, provided that:
    a. The building, structure, facility, or installation is constructed at a site at which no other source is located; or
    b. The building, structure, facility, or installation totally replaces the process or production equipment that causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing source; or
    c. The production or wastewater generating processes of the building, structure, facility, or installation are substantially independent of an existing source at the same site. In determining whether these are substantially independent, factors such as the extend to which the new facility is integrated with the existing plant, and the extent to which the new facility is engaged in the same general type of activity as the existing source, should be considered.
  2. Construction on a site at which an existing source is located results in a modification rather than a new source if the construction does not create a new building, structure, facility, or installation meeting the criteria of Section (1)(b) or (c) above by otherwise alters, replaces, or adds to existing process or production equipment.
  3. Construction of a new source as defined under this paragraph has commenced if the owner or operator has;
    A. Begun, or caused to begin, as a part of a continuous on-site construction program any placement, assembly, or installation of facilities or equipment; or significant site preparation work including clearing, excavation, or removal of existing building, structures, or facilities which is necessary for the placement, assembly, or installation of new source facilities or equipment; or
    B. Entered into a binding contractual obligation for the purchase of facilities or equipment which are intended to be used in its operation within a reasonable time. Options to purchase or contracts which can be terminated or modified without substantial loss, and contracts for feasibility, engineering, and design studies do not constitute a contractual obligation under this paragraph.

Noncontact Cooling Water. Water used for cooling which does not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product, waste product, or finished product.

Owner. The record owner of the property according to the assessment or transfer records in the office of the Auditor of Miami County, Indiana, whose address shall be deemed to be the mailing address of the property unless the owner has notified the business office of Peru Utilities at 335 East Canal Street, Indiana 46970, by certified mail with return receipt of a different address than that of the property.

Pass Through. A discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the City’s NPDES (IN 0032328) or the NPDES for the Grissom Aeroplex POTW (IN 0024902), including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.

Person. Any individual, limited liability company (LLC), partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity, or any other legal entity; or their legal representatives, agents, or assigns. This definition includes all Federal, State, and local governmental entities.

PH. A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, expressed in standard units.

Pollutant. Dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, filter backwash, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, medical wastes, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt, municipal, agricultural and industrial wastes, and certain characteristics of wastewater (e.g., pH, temperature, TSS, turbidity;, color, BOD5, COD, toxicity, or odor).

Pretreatment. The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater prior to, or in lieu of, introducing such pollutants into the POTW. This reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical, or biological processes; by process changes; or by other means, except by diluting the concentration of the pollutants unless allowed by an applicable pretreatment standard.

Pretreatment Requirements. Any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment imposed on a user, other than a pretreatment standard.

Pretreatment Standards or Standards. Pretreatment standards shall mean prohibited discharge standards, categorical pretreatment standards, and local limits.

Prohibited Discharge Standards or Prohibited Discharges. Absolute prohibitions against the discharge of certain substances; these prohibitions appear in Section 2.1 of this ordinance.

Publicly Owned Treatment Works or POTW. A “treatment works,” as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U. S. C. § 1292) which is owned by the City. This definition includes any devices or systems used in the collection, storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature and any conveyances which convey wastewater to a treatment plant.

Septic Tank Waste. Any sewage from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, and septic tanks.

Sewage. Human excrement and gray water (household showers, dishwashing operations, etc.).

Significant Industrial/Commercial User (SIU).

A user subject to categorical pretreatment standards; or

A user that:

  1. Discharges an average of twenty-five thousand (25,000) gpd or more of process wastewater to the POTW (excluding sanitary, noncontact cooling, and boiler lowdown wastewater);
  2. Contributes a process waste stream which makes up five (5) percent or more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW; or
  3. Is designated as such by the Utility Services Board on the basis that it has a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW’s operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement.
  4. Upon a finding that a user meeting the criteria in Subsection (2) has no reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW’s operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement, the Board may at any time, on its own initiative or in response to a petition received from a user, and in accordance with procedures in 40 CFR 403.8(f)(6), determine that such user should not be considered a significant industrial user.

Significant Noncompliance (SNC). For compliance provisions of the Ordinance, Significant Noncompliance (SNC) is defined as follows:

Violations of Wastewater Discharge Limits

A. Chronic Violations. Sixty-six percent (66%) or more of the measurements exceed the same daily maximum limit or the same average limit in a six (6) month period.

B. Technical Review Criteria (TRC). Thirty-three percent (33%) or more of the measurements exceed the same daily maximum limit or the same average limit by more than the TRC in a six (6) month period.

There are two (2) groups of TRCs:

  • Group I for conventional pollutants such as BOD5, COD, TSS, fats, oil and grease) TRC = 1.4 (40%)
  • Group II for all other pollutants TRC - 1.2 (20%)

C. Any other violations(s) of an effluent limit (average or daily maximum) that the Superintendent believes has caused, along or in combination with other discharges, interference (e. G. slug loads) or pass-through; or endangered the health of the sewage treatment personnel or the public.

D. Any discharge of a pollutant which has caused imminent endangerment to human health/welfare or to the environment and resulted in the POTWs exercise of this emergency authority to halt or prevent such a discharge.

Violation of compliance schedule milestones, contained in a local control mechanism or enforcement order, for starting construction, completing construction, and attaining final compliance by 90 days or more after the schedule date.

Failure to provide reports for compliance schedules, self-monitoring data, or categorical standards (baseline monitoring reports, 90-day compliance reports, and periodic reports) within 30 days from due date.

Failure to accurately report non-compliance.

Any other violation or group of violations which the Superintendent considers to be significant.

Slug Load or Slug. Any discharge at a flow rate or concentration which could cause a violation of the prohibited discharge standards in Section 2.1 of this ordinance.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code. A classification pursuant to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual issued by the United States Office of Management and Budget.

Storm Water. Any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation, including snowmelt.

Upset. An exceptional incident in which there is an unintentional incident and temporary noncompliance with categorical and/or permitted Pretreatment Standards because of factors beyond the reasonable control of Industrial user. An upset does not include noncompliance to the extent caused by operational error, improperly designed treatment facilities, lack of preventive maintenance, or careless or improper operation.

Suspended Solids. The total suspended matter that floats on the surface of, or is suspended in, water, wastewater, or other liquid, and which is removable by laboratory filtering.

User or Industrial User. A source of indirect discharge.

Superintendent. The General Manager (Superintendent, as defined by IC8-1.5-3-5) designated by the City of Peru Utility Service Board who is (are) charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this ordinance, or a duly authorized representative.

Wastewater. Liquid and water-carried industrial wastes and sewage from residential dwellings, commercial building, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and institutions, whether treated or untreated, which are contributed to the POTW.

Wastewater Discharge Permit. A permit issued by the City to a user of the wastewater utility which establishes specific conditions and requirements.

Wastewater Treatment Plant or Treatment Plant. That portion of the POTW which is designed to provide treatment of municipal sewage and industrial waste.

1.3 Abbreviations

The following abbreviations, when used in this ordinance, shall have the designated meanings:

  • BOD5 - Biochemical Oxygen Demand - 5 Day
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • COD - Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC
  • EPA Reg. V - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois
  • FOG - Fats, Oil and Grease
  • gpd - gallons per day
  • IAC - Indiana Administrative Code
  • IC - Indiana Code
  • I/I - Inflow and Infiltration (Clear Water Flow)
  • IDEM - Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • IWP - Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit
  • MGD - Million Gallons per Day
  • mg/l - milligrams per liter
  • NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • O & G - Oil and Grease
  • POTW - Publicly Owned Treatment Works
  • RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • SIC - Standard Industrial Classification
  • SNC - Significant Noncompliance
  • SIU - Significant Industrial User
  • TSS - Total Suspended Solids
  • U.S.C. - United States Code
  • WDP - Wastewater Discharge Permit
1.2 Administration

Except as otherwise provided herein, the Utilities’ Superintendent shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this ordinance. Any powers granted to or duties imposed upon the Superintendent may be delegated by the Superintendent to other City Utilities personnel.

1.1 Purpose & Policy

This ordinance sets forth uniform requirement for user of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works for the City of Peru and for the Grissom Aeroplex and enables the City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws, including the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code § 1251 et seq.) And the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Par 403). The objectives of this ordinance are:

A. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Publicly Owned Treatment Works that will interfere with its operation;
B. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Publicly Owned Treatment Works that will pass through the Publicly Owned Treatment Works, inadequately treated, into receiving water, or otherwise be incompatible with the Publicly Owned Treatment Works;
C. To protect both Publicly Owned Treatment Works personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public;
D. To promote reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and sludge from the Publicly Owned Treatment Works;
E. To provide for fees for the equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works; and
F. To enable the City to comply with the two National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements, and any other Federal or State laws to which the Publicly Owned Treatment Works is subject.

This ordinance shall apply to all users of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works. The ordinance authorizes the issuance of wastewater discharge permits; provides for monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities; establishes administrative review procedures; requires user reporting; and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.

For Rate Schedule PS (Power Service)

Applicability

This Coincident Peak Reduction Credit (the "Credit") is available to any existing customer of the Peru Municipal Electric Utility (the "Utility") that :

  1. Meets the criteria for and receives service under Rate Schedule PS unless superseded by a requirement of this Rider.
  2. Has a minimum load of at least 1,000 kW
  3. Has the ability to adjust its operation to reduce the customer's impact on the monthly kW peak billed to the Utility from the Utility's wholesale electric service provider
  4. Enters into an agreement with Peru Utilities detailing the procedures and requirements associated with the changes to the customer's operations that will result in the peak reduction.

Credit Operation & Calculation

Under the Credit, the Utility will signal the customer identifying the hour the Utility estimates it will reach the system's daily peak. The customer will then adjust operations in order to reduce the customer's contribution to the estimated peak daily demand of the Utility's electric system. The reduction in the daily peak will result in a reduction in the Utility's monthly wholesale purchased electricity bill. The customer's allocated portion of this reduction will be passed back to them in the form of a credit appearing on the customer's monthly bill. The monthly credit will be calculated as follows:

Customer's average peak for the three hours prior to the time when the Utility provided the signal to the customer to reduce electrical load.

Less: the customer's actual contribution to the Utility's billed monthly peak in kilowatts (kW) as metered by the Utility.

Equals the estimated Utility peak savings due to customer actions.

Times Utility wholesale electricity provider's demand base rates and any applicable adjustments or charges per kilowatt (kW)

Equals the credit to be applied to the customer's monthly electric billing.

Ordinance Number 12, 2011 – An Ordinance Amending The Electric Rate Ordinance For The Purpose of Promoting Economic Development

WHEREAS, Peru Utilities wishes to add an economic development aid to its rate structure for the purpose of providing incentives for existing industry to expand in Peru and Miami County and to attract new industry with favorable electric rates; and

WHEREAS, Peru Utilities has employed a reputable and experienced consultant to perform a rate study to determine the feasibility of providing such an incentive; and

WHEREAS, the rate study provides a means of providing additional electrical service to certain new or expanding industries while at the same time recovering incremental costs incurred by Peru Utilities; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was advertised pursuant to I.C. § 5-3-1, and was held at p.m. on , 2011, in the City Council Chamber of Peru City Hall.

Therefore Be It Ordained By The Common Council of The City of Peru, Indiana, As Follows:

The Electric Rate Ordinance for Peru Utilities is hereby amended by adding the following language:

Rider ED For Rate Schedule PS

(Power Service) Applicability

This Rider is available as an economic development incentive to any existing or new customer of the Peru Municipal Electric Utility that:

  1. Meets the criteria for, and receives service under, Rate Schedule PS, unless superseded by a requirement of this Rider.
  2. Has a new or additional load of at least 300 kW and not more than 1,500 kW above the initial base load each month the Rider is applied. For any existing customer, the 300 kW would be in addition to the customer's current load.
  3. Enters into an agreement for economic development satisfactory to the City of Peru or Peru Utilities. Unless otherwise specified in the economic development agreement, this Rider shall apply for a term of no more than three (3) years.

Rider ED is not applicable if Peru Municipal Electric Utility must expend its own funds for capital improvements or additional expenses that would be necessary to provide service for the new load. If the customer provides its own funding for capital improvements or additional expenses such that Peru Municipal Electric Utility is not required to do so then Rider ED may be applicable if all other conditions of Rider ED are met.

Rate

Under Rider ED, the determination of the monthly charge for purposes of Rate Schedule PS is as follows:

  1. Customers qualifying for Rider ED will be billed monthly for their actual kilowatt hours used at the following rate (subject to the tracking factor described below):
    a. $0.06072 per kWh.b. This amount represents the average rate per kilowatt hour incurred by Peru Municipal Electric Utility for its power purchased from IMPA from May, 2010 through April, 2011.
  2. The actual rate billed to customers will increase or decrease as appropriate on a monthly basis to reflect the difference in actual cost of purchased power from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency ("IMPA") and the rate as stated in 1. a., above.

Terms & Conditions

The customer must contact Peru Municipal Electric Utility to initiate the application of the Rider for the three-year term of the Rider. The customer may request an effective date of the Rider, which is no later than twelve (12) months after the date of acceptance to the Rider.

Rate SGS – Small Generation Service

Availability

This rate is available to any customer connected to the municipally owned electric system of the City of Peru (Utility), that owns and operates an eligible solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectric, or other renewable generation source. In order to be entitled to this rate, however, the Customer shall enter into a contract with the Utility before operation of any generating equipment electrically connected to the Utility’s electrical system.

This rate is provided upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis, and is available only to residential (Rate RS-1) and general service (Rate GSA-1) Customers. The nameplate rating of the Customer’s generator must not exceed 10 kW. Total participation under this tariff is limited to a total nameplate rating of all Customers’ generators to one-tenth percent (0.1%) of the Utility’s most recent summer peak load.

This rate may be discontinued or be subject to change at any time upon approval of the Peru Utilities Service Board and the City of Peru Common Council.

Billing

The Utility shall measure the amount of electricity delivered by the Utility to the Customer and the amount of electricity generated by the Customer and delivered to the Utility during the billing period, in accordance with normal metering practices. The kWh delivered by the Utility to the Customer shall be billed in accordance with the standard tariff that would apply if the Customer did not participate in generation.

The kWh generated by the Customer and delivered to Utility shall be credited against the Customer’s next bill. Said credit shall be equal to the kWh delivered by the Customer to the Utility multiplied times the effective energy component charge of the Utility’s wholesale power bill for the month in which said kWh was delivered to the Utility by the Customer.

Metering

If possible, the Utility will install a standard meter, which is capable of measuring electricity in both directions. If Utility determines new metering equipment is necessary, the Utility will install metering capable of measuring electricity in both directions at the Customer’s expense. Additionally, the Utility reserves the right to install, at its own expense, a meter to measure the output of the generation system.

Terms & Conditions

In order to be eligible for this rate, the Customer’s generator must meet the following requirements:

  1. All kWh must be generated from the output of photovoltaic, wind, or low-head hydro electrical generation sources or through the combustion of refuse, a renewable or recovered resource.
  2. The generation equipment must be located on the Customer’s premises;
  3. The generator must operate in parallel with the Utility’s distribution facilities;
  4. The Customer’s generation must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the Customer’s requirements for electricity;
  5. The nameplate rating of the Customer’s generator must not exceed 10 kW.

Customer shall maintain homeowners, commercial, or other insurance providing coverage in the amount of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for the liability of the insured against loss arising out of the use of generation equipment.

Utility and Customer shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from and against all claims, liability, damages, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, based on any injury to any person, including loss of life or damage to any property, including loss of use thereof, arising out of, resulting from, or connected with an act or omission by such other party, its employees, agents, representatives, successors, or assigns in the construction, ownership, operation, or maintenance of such party’s facilities used in generation.

Interconnection

For generator systems eligible for this rate, the Utility’s technical requirements consist of:

  1. IEEE 1547-2003, “IEEE Standard for Interconnection Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems” and as it might be revised from time to time (IEEE 1547).
  2. Current version of ANSI/NFPA 70, “National Electrical Code” (NEC).
  3. Any other applicable local building codes.

Inverter-based systems listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to UL Standard 1741, published May 7, 1999, as revised January 17, 2001, and as it might be revised from time to time (UL 1741), are accepted by the Utility as meeting the technical requirements of IEEE 1547 tested by UL 1741.

Customer shall make an application for Interconnection Service and execute an Interconnection Agreement acceptable to the Utility.

The Customer shall install a disconnect switch to isolate the generator system from the Utility’s system. This disconnect must be visible from the utility meter, accessible at all times, and capable of being locked in the open position.

The Utility may isolate the generator system if the Utility believes that the continued interconnection with the generator system may create or contribute to a system emergency.

The Customer shall install, operate, and maintain the generation system in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggested practices for safe, efficient, and reliable operation in parallel to the Utility’s system.

The Customer shall operate the generation system in such a manner as not to cause undue fluctuations in voltage, intermittent load characteristics or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Utility’s electric system.

The Utility may perform on-site inspections to verify the proper installation and continuing safe operation of the generation system.

The Customer shall be responsible for all costs associated with improvements to the Utility’s system that are required to maintain the safe and reliable operation of the Utility’s system after the installation of the generator system.

Conformance with these requirements does not convey any liability to the Utility for damages or injuries arising from the installation or operation of the generator system.

Appendix A (Non-Recurring Charges)
ChargesAmount
Bad Check Charge$35
Meter Test$50
Reconnect/Disconnect Remote Meter$25
Reconnect/Disconnect On-Site$50
Reconnect/Disconnect Overtime Remote Meter$50
Reconnect/Disconnect Overtime On-Site$50
Reconnect/Disconnect Pole Cut-Regular Hours$50
Reconnect/Disconnect Pole Cut-Overtime Hours$100
Meter Tampering - 1st OffenseActual cost of parts, labor equipment & overhead, plus estimated service used, or not less than $125
Meter Tampering - 2nd OffenseActual cost of parts, labor equipment & overhead, plus estimated service used, or not less than $225
Meter Tampering - 3rd OffenseActual cost of parts, labor equipment & overhead, plus estimated service used, and disconnect of service, and $500
Penalty for Late Payment 3% of the Total Bill
Service Limiter Charge N/A
DepositsAmount
Residential Total Electric $300
Residential-Other than Total Electric$200
Non-Residential Average bill times 2, minimum $200
New Item$50 per meter box when signing up for service. For 200kW, charged at current rates
Event or Temporary Use Meter$150 maximum event cost for 3 or more meter boxes. First 600kW included, all usage beyond 600kW, charged at current rates
Schedule MSL-1 (Municipal Street Lighting Service)

Availability

Available for street lighting service within the Corporate Limits of the City of Peru, Indiana.

Character of Service

Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single phase, at approximately 120 volts two-wire or 120/240 volts three wire.

Effective June 1, 2023
Rate*Energy Charge
For all energy used per month$0.137977 per kWh

Determination of Energy Used per month

The utility will estimate the energy used per month for municipal street lighting based on the number of lamp sizes and the estimated monthly consumption by lamp sizes filed by the Indiana Municipal Power Agency in Cause No. 36835-S2.

*Subject of provisions of Appendices A.

Rate Schedule TL (Traffic Signal Service)

Availability

For metered service to the traffic signal system belonging to the City of Peru, the State of Indiana, or any other agency legally authorized to own, operate and maintain a traffic signal system in conjunction with the regulation of traffic at “controlled intersections” of public streets or highways.

Character of Service

Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single phase, at approximately 120 volts two-wire or 120/240 volts three-wire.

Effective June 1, 2023
Rate*Energy Charge
For all energy used per month/per meter$0.128623 per kWh

Special Terms & Conditions

This Rate Schedule is available to the State of Indiana for metered highway lighting at intersections where the Indiana State Highway Department owns all of the facilities.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A.

Rate Schedule SL-1 (Security Lighting Service)

Availability

Available only for continuous year-round service for security lighting to any customer located adjacent to an electric distribution line of the Utility that is adequate and suitable for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service

Security Lighting Service using lamps available under this rate schedule.


Effective June 1, 2023
Type of LampRate per Lamp*
175-watt mercury vapor$11.08
400-watt mercury vapor$16.65
100-watt sodium vapor$7.78
250-watt sodium vapor$14.95

Hours of Lighting

All lamps shall burn approximately 1 hour after sunset until approximately one hour before sunrise each day in the year, approximately 4,000 hours per annum.

Ownership of System

All facilities installed by Utility for service hereunder including fixtures, controls, poles, transformers, secondary lines, lamps and other equipment shall be owned and maintained by the Utility. All service and necessary maintenance will be performed only during regularly scheduled working hours of the Utility. Non-operative lamps will normally be restored to service within two working days after notification by customer.

When customer requests that a lamp be mounted on customer’s building or pole, customer shall waive any claim for damages caused by such installation and/or removal of secondary and lamp support.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendix A.

Additional Facilities

This rate schedule is based on lighting fixtures which can be installed on an existing distribution type wood pole or other supporting device and served from existing secondary facilities, with not more than one span of secondary. If additional facilities are required to furnish service, the Utility will install, operate and maintain such facilities. The labor, materials and overhead cost of installation of such additional facilities and maintenance expense thereof shall be at the customer’s expense.

Rate Schedule PS (Power Service)

Availability

Available through one meter to any customer having a maximum load requirement of 50 kilowatts or more. Applicant must be located adjacent to the Utility’s distribution line that is adequate for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service

Alternating current having a frequency of sixty Hertz, three phase and furnished at a voltage which is standard with the Utility in the area served.

Effective June 1, 2023
Demand Charge (Monthly)
Primary $6.26 per kW*Secondary $6.91 per kW*
Energy Charge (In addition to the Demand Charge)
Primary $0.092370 per kWh*Secondary $0.098229 per kWh*

Minimum Charge

Minimum Charge, Per Month - Secondary $345.70

The minimum monthly charge shall be the service demand charge.

Measurement of Billing Demand & Energy

Suitable instruments shall measure the billing demand, and, in any month, the billing demand shall be the average number of kilowatts in the 15-minute interval during which the energy metered is greater than any other 15-minute interval in such month, but, in no event, shall such billing demand be less than 50 kilowatts.

Suitable integrating instruments shall measure energy.

Metering Adjustment

If service is entered at a voltage greater than 480 volts, the billing demand and energy measurements shall be decreased by two percent (2%) to correct such measurement to the equivalent of metering at the Utility's secondary voltage.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A

Equipment Adjustment

When the customer furnishes and maintains the complete substation equipment, including any and all transformers, and/or switches, and/or the equipment necessary to take his entire service at the primary voltage of the transmission or distribution line from which service is to be received, a credit of $0.25 per kilowatt of billing demand will be applied to each month’s bill.

Rate Schedule Selection

Customer may change from this rate schedule to another applicable rate schedule at the end of any consecutive twelve-month period during which Customer’s metered demand was never great than 50 kilowatts. In no case will the Utility refund any monetary difference between this rate schedule under which service was billed in such prior period and the other applicable rate schedule.

Off-Peak

When a customer elects to take electric service during the following designated Off-Peak periods, the following provisions will apply:

  • Measurement of Kilowatt Demands - Kilowatt demands shall be measured by suitable recording instruments and in any month the kilowatt demand for the on-peak periods shall be the highest fifteen-minute kilowatt load measured during such on-peak hours and the kilowatt demand for the off-peak hours shall be the highest fifteen-minute kilowatt load measured during such off-peak hours.
  • Determination of Billing Demand - The Billing Demand for any month shall be the greater of (1) the highest kilowatt load established during on-peak hours for the month or (2) fifty percent (50%) of the highest kilowatt load established during off-peak hours for the month, but in no month shall the Billing Demand be less than 500 kilowatts.
  • Off-Peak Periods - Off-Peak Periods shall be all hours between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. local time, Monday through Friday, and all hours of the day on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Legal holiday shall include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Special Terms and Conditions - The availability of off-peak service shall be limited to an aggregate load of not more than 6,000 kilowatts on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Rate Schedule GSA-1 (General Service)

Availability

Available through one meter to any customer for light and/or power purposes whose maximum load requirements do not exceed 50 kilowatts and where the customer is located on the Utility’s distribution lines suitable for supplying the service required.

Character of Service

Alternating current, sixty Hertz, at a standard single-phase and/or polyphase voltage supplied by Utility in the locality for which the service is requested.

Effective June 1, 2023
Service Charge:
For Service within the Corporate Limits:
Single Phase$12 per meter/per month*
Three Phase$15 per meter/per month*
For Service outside the Corporate Limits:
Single Phase$17 per meter/per month*
Three Phase$21.50 per meter/per month*
Energy Charge:
For the first 500 kWh$0.140199 per kWh*
For the next 2000 kWh$0.125973 per kWh*
For all kWh above 2500 kWh$0.119318 per kWh*
For all kWh above 5000 kWh$0.116455 per kWh*

Minimum Charge

The minimum monthly charge shall be the application service charge.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A.

Rate Schedule RS-1 (Residential Service)

Availability

Available for single-phase residential services, including lighting, space heating, refrigeration and cooking appliances, and water heating, in an individual residence or apartment and for single-phase farm service when supplied through the farm residence meter.

Character of Service

Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single-phase at a voltage of approximately 120/240 volts three-wire.

Effective June 1, 2023
Service Charge:
For Service within the Corporate Limits$10 per meter/per month*
For Service Outside the City Corporate Limits$15 per meter/per month*
Energy Charge:
For the first 300 kWh$0.124825 per kWh*
For the next 700 kWh$0.115322 per kWh*
For all kWh above 1000 kWh$0.111616 per kWh*

Minimum Charge

The minimum monthly charge shall be the applicable service charge.

Multiple Service

Where 2 or more separate single-family dwelling units are served through a single meter, the applicable service charge and each KWH block in the Rate shall be multiplied by the number of such multiple dwelling units for billing purposes.

*Subject to the provision of Appendices A.

Non-Residential Usage

When the principal use of service supplied under this rate schedule is for residential purposes, but a small amount of energy will be used for non-residential purposes, such non-residential use will be permitted only when the equipment for such use is within the capacity of a 120 volt, 30-ampere branch circuit (or is less than 3,000 watts capacity) and the non-residential use is less than the residential use. When the non-residential equipment and/or use exceeds the above-stated limits, the Customer will be required to separate his wiring so that the non-residential use will be billed under the appropriate non-residential rate schedule or the entire service will be billed under the appropriate non-residential rate schedule.

Section 4.

Appended to this Ordinance and incorporated into it is a document entitled Determination of Impervious Areas for Non-Residential Customers, which established rates which non-residential customers shall be charged. Updates to this document shall be made from time to time and shall be filed with the City Clerk Treasurer and Peru Utilities, subject to approval form the Peru Common Council. The most current update shall be used by Peru Utilities in charging a monthly fee to non-residential customers.

Passed and enacted June 7, 2004.

Less than 10,000 s.f Actual ERUs x $4/Month
More than 10,000 square feet but less than 20,000 square feet$12 per Month
More than 20,000 square feet but less than 30,000 square feet$23 per Month
More than 30,000 square feet but less than 40,000 square feet$34 per Month
More than 40,000 square feet but less than 50,000 square feet$47 per Month
More than 50,000 square feet but less than 60,000 square feet$58 per Month
More than 60,000 square feet but less than 80,000 square feet$70 per Month
More than 80,000 square feet but less than 140,000 square feet$90 per Month
More than 140,000 square feet but less than 200,000 square feet$160 per Month
More than 200,000 square feet$225 per Month
Section 3.

The costs of stormwater projects and the incidental expenses in connection therewith and the costs, if any, of financing for stormwater projects shall be paid out of revenues generated by the Stormwater User Fee. The Stormwater Utility Board shall have the authority to determine how those funds are used and shall have the authority to issue bonds or borrow money if necessary to carry out their responsibilities.

Section 2.

For the purposes of establishing stormwater service fees pursuant to I.C. 8-1.5-5-7, the following definitions, procedures and rates shall apply:

a. Impervious Surface Area (ISA). Square footage of a parcel of land that is covered by concrete, asphalt, building(s), stone or other materials that speed up the runoff of stormwater from a developed site.

b. Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU). The average impervious surface area of fifty (50) residential properties selected at random. This number is 3,497 square feet.

c. Amount Billed. The ISA is divided by the ERU. The result is multiplied by the user fee to arrive at the amount to be billed.

d. Type A Property. Properties containing a single family residence, or apartment with an individual water meter, in which only the owner or renter, the family of the owner or renter, or a single family resides, where no form of agreement allows for two or more families to live there, and no business is conducted there.

e. Type B Property. All properties not categorized as Type A. This includes, but is not limited to, all businesses, churches and other places of religious affiliation, schools, colleges, mobile home or manufactured home parks, condominium complexes that are part of private residential communities, community centers, apartment complexes with common rather than individual water meters, city-owned buildings, parks, retirement complexes, duplexes with common rather than individual water meters and other properties with a primary function other than a single family residence.

f. An ERU of one (1.0) is assigned to each Type A Property. The ERU for each Type B Property shall be determined by the following formula:

ERU = ISA
3,497

The minimum ERU for a property is one (1.0).

g. The user fee for one ERU shall be four dollars ($4) per month. For ERU greater than one (1.), the user fee shall be multiplied by the ERU to determine the monthly user fee. For billing purposes, the ERU will be rounded to the nearest tenth (0.1) ERU.

h. No landowner shall incur a user fee greater than $225 per month, regardless of the number of ERUS computed for the landowner’s property. A fee of $225 per month is the fee generated as a result of 200,000 square feet of ISA. Landowners with multiple locations likewise shall not incur a user fee greater than $225 per month.

i. The user fee for unoccupied buildings shall be billed to the landowner if no other utilities are being actively billed. If, however, the building is not presently receiving other utility services, no Stormwater bill shall be issued.

j. In situations where a residence has separate service to a building on the premises, only one user fee (one ERU) will be charged to the residence.

k. Current Peru Utilities customers within the corporate boundaries of the City of Peru shall be billed unless a building is known to rent commercial space to more than one entity, such as a commercial strip mall. In this case the property owner shall be billed for the entire parcel.

l. Service rates shall be effective July 5, 2004 and shall be included in the bill issued by Peru Utilities and shall be designated as the Stormwater Fee, or wording to that effect. Peru Utilities is hereby authorized to include the applicable Stormwater Fee on the monthly bill of each customer without the necessity of the customer authorizing the charge. Peru Utilities is also authorized to collect the fee in the same manner and with the same remedies, including legal actions and liens, with which it is authorized to collect fees for electric, water and sewer services.

m. Peru Utilities shall remit collections to the City Clerk Treasurer in a lump sum on a monthly basis. Peru Utilities shall deduct from the payment any monies used for placement of liens, bad check recalls and returned deposits on other utilities.

 

Section 1.

It is necessary for public health and welfare of the citizens of Peru to establish a stormwater fee for the purposed of funding necessary changes and improvements in the stormwater system within the City to meet federal and state clean water standards and to insure that both public and private property is protected, to the greatest extent possible, from flooding as the result of surface water.

III. Credits

A. Properties in full compliance with all requirements as set forth in this Addendum shall be charged a stormwater fee equal to that of a property having 1 ERU of impermeable surface area.

B. Individuals that own more than one property the credit for each property will be applied as if were alone and then the fees will be combined as set forth in Ordinance No. 26, 2012.

C. Stormwater billing credits will not be retroactive. Credit will begin when as-built documents are approved by the appropriate oversight agency.

D. No partial credits will be granted. A property must meet all of the applicable requirements in it’s entirety to be eligible to receive a credit.

II. Requirements

A. To qualify for a stormwater billing credit a property must construct and maintain on-site stormwater controls that retain at least a 100 year, 24 hour rain event entirely on the subject property with no runoff to surrounding properties or public infrastructure.

B. All plans must conform to applicable local, state and federal regulations and shall be signed and stamped by a professional engineer. Credits will not begin until certified as-built drawing and data have been submitted.

C. Maintenance of any stormwater mitigation infrastructure on properties receiving a credit under this provision shall be in strict conformance to all applicable local, state and federal regulations and shall be at the sole expense of the property owner. Periodic maintenance reports to pertinent agencies shall be required.

D. Failure to operate and maintain stormwater mitigation infrastructure in strict compliance with design standards or other applicable local, state or federal regulations shall result in the immediate termination of stormwater billing credits.

E. Properties qualifying for a stormwater billing credit shall be subject to inspection by Peru Utilities employees for compliance with appropriate

I. Eligibility

A. Only properties defined as Type B Property in Ordinance No. 24, 2004, shall be eligible for stormwater billing credits.

B. An account with Peru Utilities shall be active and current.

(O) Temporary Turn-On/Turn-Off/Active Service/After Hours

Customers who require a temporary turn on or turn off for repairs after business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday), holidays and weekends, will be charged $71. This fee will be waived if the leak(s) are in the customer's lines between the water meter and the residence.

(N) Disconnect/Reconnect Fee After Business Hours

Customers who have had their water disconnected for nonpayment must pay $92 to have their water service reconnected after Peru Utilities' regular business hours. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except for observed holidays or other scheduled closures.

(M) Disconnect List Fee

Customers who have not paid their water bill or who have not made arrangements to pay their water bill by the disconnect date as listed on the utility bill or other form of notice of disconnect, where the service technician has left our administrative offices to begin the cutoff process, but has not yet disconnected the customer, will be charged a fee of $27.

(L) Meter Test Fee

At the customer's request, Peru Utilities will test the water meter at no charge to the customer, as long as that same meter has not been tested in the previous 12-month period. Each subsequent meter test in a 12-month period will be charged $56. This fee is for meters that Peru Utilities has the equipment to test. If the test is performed by a third party, this fee will be for time and materials, but not less than $56. If the test results are outside the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission guidelines for meter accuracy, this fee will be returned to the customer.

(J) Meter Tamper Fee
1st Offense$137
2nd Offense$274
3rd Offense$411
In addition to the above fee, the water usage as a result of the tamper will be estimated and billed to the customer.
(I) Deposit
Residential$40
Non-ResidentialTwo (2) months estimated bill
(H) Returned Check Fee

When a customer's check payment has been rejected by the bank or other financial institution due to insufficient funds, account closed, account blocked, or for any other reasons, and our bank must debit our bank account to pay for the check, we will require the account holder to reimburse us for the amount of the funds, plus a returned check fee of $35

(G) Disconnect/Reconnect Fee

Customers who have had their water disconnected for nonpayment must pay $40 to have their water service reconnected. Reconnect must be during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except observed holidays.

(F) Tap Charge

All users, at the time of connection to the waterworks system, shall pay a charge to cover the cost of tapping the main, furnishing and laying the service pipe, corporation and stop cocks, service and meter box, and furnishing and installing the meter.

Size of MeterFee
5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap without street repairs$1,000
5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap with street repairs $2,000
1 inch meter tap without street repairs$1,200
1 inch meter tap with street repairs$2,200
Meter taps greater than 1 inchActual time & materials, but not less than $1,000
(E) Collection and Deferred Payment Charge

All bills for water services not paid within fifteen (15) days from the due date thereof, as stated in such bills, shall be subject to the collection or deferred payment charge of ten percent (10%) on the first $3.00 and three percent (3%) on the excess over $3.

(D) Temporary Users

Customers who are temporarily consuming water and Peru Utility water personnel must provide temporary metering to measure water usage shall pay the following additional fee: $133 per meter. All water consumption will also be charged using the current water rates.

(C) Fire Protection
Public Fire Protection Surcharge within Corporate Limits Per Month
5/8-3/4 inch meter$12.61
1 inch meter$31.52
1 1/4 inch meter$50.21
1 1/2 inch meter$63.04
2 inch meter$100.86
3 inch meter$189.09
4 inch meter$315.15
6 inch meter$630.36
8 inch meter$1,008.61
Per AnnumPer Month
Private Hydrants, each$1,773.66$147.81
Automatic Sprinkler Connections:
1 inch connection$15.84$1.32
1 1/4 inch connection$28.80$2.40
1 1/2 inch connection$46.20$3.85
2 inch connection$98.76$8.23
3 inch connection$286.56$23.88
4 inch connection$610.56$50.88
6 inch connection$1,773.72$147.81
8 inch connection$3,779.88$314.99
10 inch connection$6,797.16$566.43
12 inch connection$10,979.64$914.97
(B) Minimum Charge

Each user shall pay a minimum monthly charge in accordance with the following applicable size of the meter installed, or which the user will be entitled to the quantity of water set out in the above schedule of rates.

Meter SizeGallons AllowedMonthly Minimum Charge
5/8-3/4 inch3,000$15.09
1 inch5,000$25.15
1 1/4 inch10,000$50.30
1 1/2 inch15,000$75.46
2 inch25,000$125.76
3 inch35,000$176.06
4 inch50,000$251.52
6 inch75,000$377.28
8 inch125,000$628.80
(A) Meter Consumption

For use of and service rendered by the waterworks system of the City of Peru, the following rates and charges; based upon the use of water supplied by said waterworks system:

Consumption Per MonthRate per 1,000 Gallons
First 1,000,000 Gallons$5.03
Next 1,000,000 Gallons$3.11
Next 2,000,000 Gallons$2.61
51.08 Fees for Developers & New Users of Wastewater Facilities

(A) No connection to the sewer collection system of the city shall be allowed until a sewer tap permit is obtained and the appropriate availability fee has been paid. Such fee shall be paid in full at the time application is made for a sewer tap permit.

(B) There is hereby established as of the effective date of this section an availability and connection fee for each new connection to the Peru Utilities sewer collection system. The wastewater availability fee shall be based upon the size of the water line tap connected to the water distribution system, as detailed below:

Tap SizeAvailability Fee
3/4”$310
1”$413
1 1/4”$517
1 1/2”$620
2"$827
3"$1,240
4"$1,653
6"$2,480
8"$3,307
10"$4,133
12"$4,960

Availability fees are based on a ratio of a 3/4” tap, the normal size for residential installations, and the size tap used in any particular connection. For connection sizes not shown above, the cost shall be calculated using that ratio of the diameter of a ¾ ” tap to the diameter of the tap in any particular installation.

(C) Any new connection to the wastewater system must also install a meter to measure water entering the facility, even in instances in which the facility is not connected to the Peru Utilities water distribution system, and the Availability Fee assessed under this Chapter shall be determined by the size of the tap to which the meter is connected. Such meters must meet the specifications of Peru Utilities, and shall be installed at the expense of the owner or developer.

(D) The following funds and the uses of same are hereby established:

(1) Sewer Collection System Improvement Fund - This fund shall be used by the Peru Utilities Service Board to pay the costs of improvement, replacements, extensions of the sewer collection system and the separation of storm and sanitary sewers of the city. Such costs shall include engineering fees, professional fees, construction costs, costs of maintenance of records and documents and such other costs as are ordinary and necessary in the repair, replacement or extension of the sewer collection system.

(2) Treatment Plant Expansion Fund - This fund shall be used by the Peru Utilities Service Board to pay the costs of wastewater treatment plant capital improvements related to increasing plant capacity. Such costs shall include engineering fees, professional fees, construction expenses and debt service.

(E) All sewer availability fees collected shall be placed in the Sewer Collection System Improvement Fund.

(F) All interest earned on monies held in the Sewer Collection System Improvement Fund and the Treatment Plant Expansion Fund shall increase and remain in each fund. If payment is not made, the fee constitutes a lien on the property for which the connection is made. The lien may be enforced as prescribed by I.C. 36-9-23-34.

(G) The availability and connection costs shall be due and payable to the Peru utilities upon issuance of sewer tap permit for any new user and shall be non-refundable.

(H) Easements required by the Peru utilities, for the extension of sewers and for services across the lands of the user or developer shall be surveyed and dedicated without cost to the utilities by the owner(s) of the real estate. All extensions to the Peru Wastewater Utilities System shall be dedicated to the Utility Service Board and accepted by them prior to connection.

An Ordinance to amend the Peru Code of Ordinances to change the sewer availability fees of Peru Utilities, is hereby passed and enacted this 7th day of December, 2009, by a vote of 7 Ayes and 0 Nays.

51.07 Dumping of Wastes

The city is authorized to prohibit dumping wastes into the city's Sewerage System which, in its discretion, are deemed harmful to the operation of the sewage works of the city or to require methods effecting pretreatment of these wastes to reduce the characteristics of the waste satisfactory to the city.

(Ord. 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ord. 3-1979, passed 2-19-79)

Ordinance Number 29, 2009

An Ordinance Amending The Sewer Availability Fee For Peru Utility Customers

Whereas, the Common Council of the City of Peru and the Peru Utility Service Board have reviewed the availability fees charged in the Grissom Aeroplex Service Area and in the City of Peru; and

Whereas, there is agreement between the two bodies that a downward adjustment in availability fees could have a positive impact on economic development; and

Whereas, both bodies believe the adjustments can be made without having a negative impact on the funding of future Peru Utility projects.

Therefore be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Peru, Indiana, that Section 51.08 of the Peru Code of Ordinances, relating to availability fees, shall be amended as follows:

51.06 Making & Enforcing Bylaws

The city shall make and enforce such bylaws and regulations as management of the city's Sewage Works, including the Sewer System and the Treatment Plant, for the construction and use of house sewers and connections to the Sewer System, and for regulating, collecting, rebating, and refunding rates and charges.

(Ord. 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ord. 3-1979, passed 2-19-79)

51.05 Billing

The rates and charges shall be prepared and billed by the city as determined by the bylaws and regulations of the city as hereinafter provided for, and shall be collected in the manner provided by law and ordinance. These rates and charges will be billed to the tenant, occupant, or owner of the property served in the same name as city water works utility meter billings are made for such property, if any, unless otherwise requested in writing by the owner; provided such billing shall in no way relieve the owner for liability in the event payment is not made as herein required. The owners of the property served, which is occupied by tenants or interested parties, shall have the right to examine the collection records of the city for the purpose of determining whether such rates and charges have been paid by the tenants or interested parties, provided such examination shall be made in the office in which these records are kept and during the hours that such office is open for business.

(A) Bills unpaid 15 days following due date shall have added thereto a penalty of 10% of the amount of the bill to be collected therewith.

(B) The city shall possess all right and remedies for the collection and enforcement of these sewage charges and rates as provided from time to time by Indiana Statutes.

(C) The rates and charges described herein shall be subject to annual review by the city, which shall adjust the rates on the basis of the cost/revenue status and trends for the Sewage Works Department.

(Ord. 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ord. 3-1979, passed 2-19-79)

Statutory reference:

Charges constitute a lien, see IC 36-9-23-32

51.04 Discharging Industrial Wastes

(A) Each user who discharges industrial wastes into the Sewer System shall be subject to surcharge, in addition to the regular sewerage service charge, based on both the biochemical oxygen demand (or chemical oxygen demand where B.O.D. cannot be determined) and the suspended solids content of the wastes, if these wastes have a concentration greater than the following:

  1. A biochemical oxygen demand of 200 milligrams per liter; or where B.O.D. cannot be determined, then in lieu of B.O.D., a chemical oxygen demand of 400 milligrams per liter.
  2. A suspended solid content of 250 milligrams per liter.

(B) The rate of surcharge shall be based on the following:

  1. For biochemical oxygen demand, B.O.D. - $0.25/lb.
  2. For chemical oxygen demand, C.O.D. - $0.25/lb.
  3. For suspended solids, (SS) - $0.24/lb.

(C) The surcharge for excessive strength shall be determined by multiplying the difference between the average concentration computed in milligrams per liter of the B.O.D. (or C.O.D.) or of the suspended solids in the users' sewage and the allowed concentration defined in (A) above times 0.00834 times the appropriate surcharge rate specified in (B) above times the volume of water used in thousands of gallons. Sample calculation: Computed average strength of sewage = 300 mg/l B.O.D., 250 mg/l SS, volume of water used per month = 650,000 gallons. Surcharge = (300 - 200) X (.00834) (.06) X 650 = $32.50.

(D) (1) Any industrial wastes discharged into the public sewers shall be subject to periodic inspection and determination of character and concentration. The examination shall be made as often as the Superintendent deems it necessary (but at least once a year), and may include the use of suitable continuously monitoring instruments in appropriate cases. Samples shall be collected either manually or by approved mechanical devices and in such a manner as to be representative of the overall composition of the wastes. Sampling period shall be for a period of seven consecutive days, but may be of longer duration at the discretion of the city. In periods when the sampling program extends for a greater number of consecutive days than seven, the city shall have the prerogative of selecting the seven consecutive days of its choice. Every care shall be exercised in collecting the samples to insure their preservation, until analyzed, in a state comparable to that at the time the samples were collected.

(2) The installation, operation, and maintenance of the sampling facilities shall be the responsibility of the person discharging the wastes, and shall be subject to the approval of the Utility Board. Access to sampling facilities shall be granted at all times to the Superintendent or his duly authorized representative.

(E) Laboratory procedures used in the examination of industrial wastes shall be those set for in "Standard Methods". However, alternative methods for certain analyses of industrial wastes may be used subject to mutual agreement between the Superintendent and the customer. The city shall make, without charge to the customer, the initial analysis and regular periodic check analyses of the customer's wastes as well as other tests the Superintendent may deem advisable. Analyses made by the city at the request of the customer shall be charged to the customer according to the Board's standard work order billing practices. All such analyses shall be binding in determining strength-of-wastes surcharges and other matters dependent on the character and concentration of wastes.

(F) Until an adequate analysis of a representative sample of customer's wastes has been obtained, the city shall, for the purpose of this chapter, make a determination of the character and concentration of the customer's wastes by using date based on analyses of similar processes or data for his type of business that are available for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, or from industry-recognized authoritative sources. This method, if selected by the city, shall continue until an adequate analysis has been made.

(G) Review and acceptance by the Superintendent shall be obtained prior to the discharge into the sewer system by any user whose wastewater has a B.O.D. greater than 200 milligrams per liter, a suspended solids content greater than 250 milligrams per liter, or has contaminants or characteristics which from the nature or quantity might be harmful to the structures, processes, or operations of the sewage works, or to health, whether by themselves or through interacting with other wastes in public sewers. The city is authorized to require methods of pretreatment of said wastes as may be determined to be necessary to render the wastes acceptable to the sewer system.

(H) (1) Plans, specifications, and other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment or processing facilities shall be submitted to the city for examination and approval, and no construction of such facilities shall begin until the city, through its Utility Board, has given its written approval. Such approval shall not exempt the person from the obligation to make further reasonable adoptions of such facilities when such adaptations prove necessary to secure the results desired.

(2) Where such preliminary treatment facilities are provided, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operating condition by the person at his own expense, and shall be subject to periodic inspection by the city. The person shall maintain suitable operating records and shall submit to the superintendent such monthly summary reports of the character of the influent and effluent as the latter may prescribe.

(Ord. 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ord. 3-1979, passed 2-19-79; Am. Ord. 14-1989, passed 5-1-89)

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).

51.02 Rates & Charges

For the use of and the service rendered by the wastewater works rates and charges shall be collected from the owners of each and every lot, parcel or real estate, or building that is connected with the city’s sanitary sewerage system or otherwise discharges sanitary sewage, either directly or indirectly, into the Sanitary Sewage System of the city, which rates and charges shall be payable as hereinafter provided, and shall be in an amount determinable as follows:

(A) Except as herein otherwise provided, wastewater rates and charges shall be based on the quantity of water used on or in the property or premises subject to those rates and charges, as the same is measured by the water meter there in use.

  1. (B) The water usage schedule on which the amount of the wastewater rates and charges shall be determined shall be as follows:
    Quantity of Water Used Per MonthUsed Per Month Charge per 1,000 Gallons
    First 5,000 gallons$12.87
    Next 10,000 gallons$11.80
    Next 60,000 gallons$9.83
    Over 75,000 gallons$8.31
  2. The minimum charge for any user, where the user is a metered water consumer, shall be based upon the meter size as stated below, except, in the case of residential customers using 3,000 gallons or less, the minimum charge is priced for 2,000 gallons, reflecting a 1,000-gallon discount, at $25.74.
    Meter SizeGallons AllowedCurrent Rate Per Month
    5/8 - 3/4 inch meter3,000$38.61
    1 inch meter5,000$64.35
    1 - 1/4 inch meter10,000$123.35
    1 - 1/2 inch meter15,000$182.35
    2 inch meter25,000$280.65
    3 inch meter35,000$378.95
    4 inch meter50,000$526.40
    6 inch meter75,000$772.15
  3. The minimum charge for wastewater services where the user is not a metered water customer shall not be less than the minimum charge provided based on the size of the sewer service connections, but in no event shall such charge be less than the corresponding minimum monthly water meter charge hereinbefore set forth, or a calculated metered rate for 5,000 gallons.

(C) The flat rate for discharging septic tank materials and other sewage transported by vehicle into the sanitary system of the city utilities sewage plant shall be as follows:

Number of Gallons DischargedCharge Per Gallon
1 - 1,500 gallons$80.47
1,501 - 3,000 gallons$0.128

(D) Those customers over 65 years of age and considered low income by utilities officials, may be exempt for up to 30 days from penalties for late payment charges for city utilities services.

Present rates and charges were approved pursuant to Ordinance No. 23, 2013 passed October 7, 2013

51.01 Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

Industrial Wastes

The liquid waste or liquid-borne waste resulting from any commercial manufacturing or industrial operation or process.

Owner

The record owner of the property according to the assessment or transfer records in the office of the County Auditor, whose address shall be deemed to be the mailing address of the property unless the owner has notified the general office of the Sewage Works by certified mail with return receipt of a different address than that of the property.

Sanitary Sewage

The waste from water closets, urinals, lavatories, sinks, bathtubs, showers, household laundries, basement drains, garage floor drains, bars, soda fountains, stable floor drains, and all other water-carried wastes, except industrial wastes.

(Ordinance 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ordinance 3-1979, passed 2-19-79)

(O) Temporary Turn-On/Turn-Off/Active Service/After Hours

Customers who require a temporary turn on or turn off for repairs after business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday), holidays, and weekends, will be charged $71. This fee will be waved if the leak(s) are in the customer's lines between the water meter and the residence.

(N) Disconnect/Reconnect Fee After Business Hours

Customers who have had their water disconnected for nonpayment must pay $92 to have their water service reconnected after Peru Utilities' regular business hours. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for observed holidays or other scheduled closures.

(M) Disconnect List Fee

Customers who have not paid their water bill or who have not made arrangements to pay their water bill by the disconnect date as listed on the utility bill or other form of notice of disconnect, where the service technician has left our administrative offices to begin the cutoff process, but has not yet disconnected the customer, will be charged a fee of $27.

(L) Meter Test Fee

At the customer's request, Peru Utilities will test the water meter at no charge to the customer, as long as that same meter has not been tested in the previous 12-month period. Each subsequent meter test in a 12-month period will be charged $56. This fee is for meters that Peru Utilities has the equipment to test. If the test is performed by a third party, this fee will be for time and materials, but not less than $56. If the test results are outside the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission guidelines for meter accuracy, this fee will be returned to the customer.

(J) Meter Tamper Fee
1st Offense$137
2nd Offense$274
3rd Offense$411

In addition to the above fee, the water usage as a result of the tamper will be estimated and billed to the customer.

 (I) Deposit
Residential$35
Non-ResidentialTwo (2) months estimated bill
(H) Returned Check Fee

When a customer's check payment has been rejected by the bank or other financial institution due to nonsufficient funds, account closed, account blocked, or for any other reasons, and our bank must debit our bank account to pay for the check, we will require the account holder to reimburse us for the amount of the funds, plus a returned check fee of $35.

(G) Disconnect/Reconnect Fee

Customers who have had their water disconnected for nonpayment must pay $40 to have their water service reconnected. Reconnect must be during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except observed holidays).

(F) Tap Charge

All users, at the time of connection to the waterworks system, shall pay a charge to cover the cost of tapping the main, furnishing and laying the service pipe, corporation and stop cocks, service and meter box, and furnishing and installing the meter.

Size of MeterFee
5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap without street repairs $1,000
5/8 or 3/4 inch meter tap with street repairs $2,000
1 inch meter tap without street repairs $1,200
1 inch meter tap with street repairs$2,200
Meter taps greater than 1 inchActual time & materials, but not less than $1,000.00
(E) Collection and Deferred Payment Charge

All bills for water services not paid within fifteen (15) days from the due date thereof, as stated in such bills, shall be subject to the collection or deferred payment charge of ten percent (10%) on the first $3 and three percent (3%) on the excess over $3.

(D) Temporary Users Revised

Customers who are temporarily consuming water and Peru Utility water personnel must provide temporary metering to measure water usage shall pay the following additional fee: $133 per meter. All water consumption will also be charged using the current water rates.

(C) Fire Protection
Public fire protection surchargeRate Per Month
5/8 - 3/4 inch meter $14.03
1 inch meter $35.09
1 1/2 inch meter$70.16
2 inch meter$112.27
3 inch meter$210.50
4 inch meter$350.83
6 inch meter$701.65
8 inch meter$1,122.65
10 inch meter$1,613.81
12 inch meter$3,017.12
Private Hydrants, eachPer Year
$868.70
Automatic Sprinkler ConnectionsRate Per Year
3/4 inch connection$7.80
1 inch connection$7.80
1 1/2 inch connection$22.68
2 inch connection$48.24
2 1/2 inch connection$86.88
3 inch connection$140.40
4 inch connection$299.04
6 inch connection$868.80
8 inch connection$1,851.36
10 inch connection$3,329.16
12 inch connection$5,377.44
24 inch connection $33,288.00
(B) Minimum Charge
Minimum Charge Per MonthGallons AllowedPer Month
5/8 or 3/4 inch meter3,000$19.67
1 inch meter7,500$48.40
1 1/2 inch meter15,000$85.94
2 inch meter24,000$130.99
3 inch meter 45,000$236.11
4 inch meter75,000$353.51
6 inch meter150,000$641.16
8 inch meter240,000$986.33
10 inch meter 345,000$1,389.03
12 inch meter645,000$2,539.60
(A) Meter Consumption
Metered Rates Per MonthRate Per 1,000 Gallons
First 7,000 gallons$6.56
Next 40,000 gallons$5.01
Over 47,000 gallons$3.84
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Wastewater
  • Residential customers: $30
  • Commercial and Industrial customers: 2 times the estimated average monthly bill*
Water
  • Residential customers Peru Water: $40
  • Grissom Water, $35
  • Commercial & Industrial Customers: 2 times the estimated average monthly bill*
Electric
  • Residential Customers with electric heat: $300
  • All other Residential customers: $200
  • Commercial & Industrial customers: 2 times the estimated average monthly bill*
Downed Power Lines
  • Assume that any downed power line is energized.
  • Please stay away from any downed power line and anything touching it. The ground around the power line may be energized as far as 35 feet.
  • Don’t attempt to touch anyone in direct contact with a downed line, as you could become the next victim. Call 911 for help.
  • Please don’t attempt to move the downed line from its current location.
  • If a power line falls on your car while you are in it, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others away from the vehicle. If you must leave the car due to fire, jump from the vehicle, place both feet on the ground simultaneously, and avoid contact with both the vehicle and the ground simultaneously.
Outdoor Electrical Safety
  • National Electrical Codes require that all outdoor outlets have ground fault circuit interrupters GFCI.
  • Protect your outdoor outlets from the elements. Be sure they are covered when not in use.
  • Keep dry leaves and other flammables swept away from outdoor lighting, outlets, and power cords.
  • When using outdoor extension cords, use only weather-resistant heavier gauge extension cords designated explicitly for outdoor use.
  • Before placing a ladder, avoid placing it near overhead power lines or the electric service line.
  • Remember that some power lines run underground. Before you dig, call 811 to have utilities marked.
  • If an electrical device falls into a pool or water, unplug it before retrieving it.
  • Use the appropriate protective equipment for each power tool. Safety goggles, hearing protection, and other safety gear are worth the lifetime of sight and hearing they protect.
When Should You Call a Qualified Electrician?
  • Wall outlets are discolored or feel warm.
  • Lights continually flicker or go dim.
  • You see sparks when plugging something in or flipping a switch on.
  • You frequently blow fuses or trip the circuit breaker.
  • You sense a tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance.
Electrical Safety in the Home
  • Always match the light bulb with the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture. Exceeding the recommended wattage can result in overheating the wiring and could cause a fire.
  • In homes with small children, have tamper-resistant devices installed in outlets.
  • Never run an electrical cord under a carpet or across a doorway.
  • Major appliances, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, dryers, etc., should be plugged directly into an outlet without an extension cord or plug strip.
  • It is best to plug only 1 heat-producing appliance, such as a heater, coffee maker, or toaster, into a receptacle outlet at a time.
  • Electrical extension cords are intended for temporary use. If you must use an extension cord, inspect it regularly for wear and tear. Ensure it fits securely in the outlet and does not feel warm after use. The best recommendation is to have a qualified electrician provide more outlets where they are needed.
  • When you need electrical work done, always use a qualified electrician.
  • When buying a new home or remodeling your home, have a qualified electrician do an inspection.
  • Consider having an electrician install arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) so that the electricity shuts off if a dangerous condition exists. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are also recommended to reduce the risk of shock in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, basements, and outdoors.
Administrative & Support Services

Peru Utilities administrative and support services include meter reading, billing, customer services, management, and accounting staff. Technical support services are provided by an engineering supervisor, electrical engineer, safety manager, SCADA technician, CAD operator, and electronics technician.

City Services

Peru Utilities bills on behalf of the City of Peru for city trash collection services. The Utility collects the payments and forwards them to the City less a small monthly charge for the Utility's expense. Questions about actual trash collection services are directed to the Street Department or to City Hall since the Street Department remains under the supervision of the City rather than by Peru Utilities.

Wastewater Collection & Treatment – Water Management Division
  • Peru Operations - Serves approximately 4,800 customers, generally within the corporation boundaries of the City of Peru. The Department operates and maintains 65 miles of sewer collection system, most of which are combined sanitary and storm sewers, as well as an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant rated at a maximum capacity of 8 million gallons per day with a peak of 26 million gallons per day.
  • Grissom Aeroplex Operations - Serves approximately 1,200 customers within the boundaries of the former Grissom Air Force Base. The Department operates and maintains approximately 35 miles of sanitary sewers and 30 miles of storm sewers. Wastewater treatment is provided by a sequencing batch reactor rated at 1 million gallons per day and a conventional activated sludge facility rated at 2.5 million gallons per day.
  • Peru Stormwater Operations - Serves approximately 4,750 customers, generally within the corporate boundaries of the City of Peru. The Department maintains the Utility's storm sewers throughout the system.
Water Treatment & Distribution – Water Management Division
  • Peru Operations - Serves approximately 4,750 customers, generally within the corporation boundaries of the City of Peru. Raw water is obtained from the Teays River Aquifer by 4 wells having a maximum capacity of 9.5 million gallons per day. The treatment plant has a maximum capacity of 4 million gallons per day. The Peru Operations has a total of 3.35 million gallons of treated water storage capacity.
  • Grissom Aeroplex Operations - Serves approximately 1,200 customers within the boundaries of the former Grissom Air Force Base. Raw water is obtained from 3 wells having a maximum capacity of 3 million gallons per day. The water treatment plant has a maximum capacity of 2 million gallons per day. The Grissom Aeroplex Operations has a total of 2.1 million gallons of treated water storage capacity.
Electric Division

The Electric Division serves approximately 10,300 customers in a service area that covers nearly 100 square miles. The Transmission and Distribution Department operates and maintains 5 substations having a total of 140 MVA of transformation capacity as well as 319 circuit miles of primary distribution lines. The Department also operates 12 miles of 69 KV transmission line.

Peru Utilities is a full-requirements purchaser of wholesale electricity from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency. The Agency jointly owns or controls approximately 950 MW of generating capacity for the economic benefit of 60 municipal utility members.

2023 Board Minutes
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2020 Board Minutes
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2019 Board Minutes
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2018 Board Minutes
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2017 Board Minutes
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2016 Board Minutes
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