CHAPTER VII. PUBLIC UTILITIESCHAPTER VII. PUBLIC UTILITIES\Article 1. General Administration

Article 1. General Administration

The municipal water system and the municipal sanitary sewer system shall be combined for administrative purposes. Said combined system shall be operated and financed as provided by law.

(Ord. 3069)

Application for water and sewer service, or either, shall be made to the water and sewer department by the owner or the occupant of the property to be served. All applications for water and sewer service, or either, from applicants which require service outside the city limits shall be referred to the Governing Body for approval or disapproval thereof.

(Ord. 3069)

Each customer shall pay to the City Clerk with the application for connection to the municipal water and sewer system the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each connection.

(Ord. 2902)

Each customer shall pay to the City Clerk with the application for transfer of service to the municipal water and sewer system the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each such transfer.

(Ord. 2902)

The water and sewer service charge shall be due and payable from all users at a time not later than fifteen (15) days following the reading of the water meter of said users. Such bill shall be due when mailed or delivered and be payable without penalty until the due date shown on said bill. After said due date has passed a penalty of five percent (5%) shall be added to the original amount of said bill.

(Ord. 3069)

If said bill remains unpaid for a period of ten (10) calendar days after said due date, water and sewer service may be discontinued and disconnected at the discretion of the city, provided that before any such service shall be discontinued for failure to pay said service charge, the user so defaulting in the payment of the service charge shall be given five (5) calendar days’ notice of the intention to discontinue and disconnect said service.

(Ord. 3069)

If within said five (5) calendar days period, the user receiving such notice of intention to discontinue its water and sewer service, shall file with the Governing Body, a written notice stating that said user believes that there is a reasonable basis to dispute the assessment of said service charge, then at the next regular meeting of the Governing Body after the receipt of said written notice, said aggrieved party may appear and present the grievance. If at said meeting the Governing Body finds that the complaint of the aggrieved party is just, said Governing Body may make such adjustment of said service charge as it deems equitable and just in the premises. If the Governing Body at said meeting deems the complaint of the aggrieved party is without merit, it may affirm the service charge of which said aggrieved party complained, and the finding of the Governing Body shall be final and binding upon all parties concerned.

(Ord. 3069)

In the event water or sewer service shall be discontinued under the authority of this article, said water or sewer service shall not be restored until said delinquent account and a reconnection fee in the amount of thirty dollars ($30.00) has been paid by the user whose water or sewer service has been discontinued.

(Ord. 2902)