CHAPTER VII. PUBLIC UTILITIESCHAPTER VII. PUBLIC UTILITIES\Article 9. Water Rates

The monthly water rates for residential users shall be as follows:

(a)   Monthly Usage Minimum Service Charge.

(1)   Water usage as shown on the January, February and March billing is averaged to determine a water use average for both residential accounts. Usage that falls within this average will be billed at the Base Tier rate as established by ordinance.

(2)   Any usage that exceeds the water use average by 20% (hereinafter “Base Tier Allotment”) will be billed at the Conservation Tier rate as established by ordinance for residential accounts. Any customer without an established water use average will be allotted fifty gallons per person per day until a new water use average is established. The water use average shall be recalculated annually after the March billing date.

(3)   All residential usage that exceeds the Base Tier Allotment during times of official “Water Emergency” periods, as defined by Chapter 7, Article 10 will be billed at the Emergency Tier rate for Water Emergency, as established by ordinance.

(b)   Water Rates for Residential Customers. The water rates for residential consumers, and the effective dates of such rates, shall be determined by the governing body and shall be specified in an ordinance authorizing the same, and may be amended by ordinance of the governing body. The following rates are currently in effect at the time of passage of the ordinance from which this section is derived, and shall continue in full force and effect until any new or different rate goes into effect:

(1)   Residential Inside City:

Monthly Minimum Charge:

$13.75

Base Tier:

$0.325 per 100 gallons

Conservation Tier:

$0.650 per 100 gallons

Emergency Tier: (declared water emergency only):

$1.30 per 100 gallons

(2)   Residential Outside City:

Monthly Minimum Charge:

$27.50

Base Tier:

$0.650 per 100 gallons

Conservation Tier:

$1.30 per 100 gallons

Emergency Tier: (declared water emergency only):

$2.60 per 100 gallons

(Ord. 3034; Ord. 3167; Ord. 3250; Code 2015)

The monthly water rates for commercial users shall be as follows:

(a)   Water Rates for Commercial Customers. The water rates for business consumers, and the effective dates of such rates, shall be determined by the governing body and shall be specified in an ordinance authorizing the same, and may be amended by ordinance of the governing body. The following rates are currently in effect at the time of passage of the ordinance from which this section is derived, and shall continue in full force and effect until any new or different rate goes into effect:

(1)   Commercial Inside City:

Monthly Minimum Charge:

$13.75

0-225,000 gallons:

$0.325 per 100 gallons

225,001 or higher:

$0.275 per 100 gallons

225,001 or higher (declared water emergency only):

$0.300 per 100 gallons

(2)   Commercial Outside City:

Monthly Minimum Charge:

$27.50

0-225,000 gallons:

$0.650 per 100 gallons

225,001 or higher:

$0.550 per 100 gallons

225,001 or higher (declared water emergency only):

$0.600 per 100 gallons

(3)   During times of official “Water Emergency” periods, as defined by Chapter 7, Article 10 commercial, usage will be billed at the Emergency Tier rate for Water Emergency, as established by ordinance.

(Ord. 3034; Ord. 3250; Code 2015)

Outside watering of lawns, plants and shrubs shall be annually prohibited between the hours of 12:00 PM (Noon) and 7:00 PM every day from May 1 through September 30.

(Ord. 3197)

The rates, including applicable sales tax, for water taken from the city crane or hydrant in tank lots, shall be as follows:

Minimum charge of $7.35 up to the first 1,000 gallons, and all water in excess of 1,000 gallons shall be at a rate of $4.00 per 1,000 gallons.

(Ord. 2979)

The Governing Body reserves the right to negotiate by contract all water rates for any user who has an average consumption exceeding 750,000 gallons per month. Such contract may be entered after an application for such contract is made in writing to the City Clerk. Average consumption is defined as consumption computed over a twelve (12) month period preceding the contract application.