CHAPTER XX. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1

20-101.  Definitions. 1

20-102.  Water and sewer connection fee. 1

ARTICLE 2. SERVICE CHARGES. 2

20-201.  Water rates; generally. 2

20-202.  Sewer service rates. 3

20-203.  Alternative sewer services rate calculation for nonresidential customers. 4

20-204.  Billing. 4

20-205.  Late payment policies, charges, and fees. 4

20-206.  Lien for delinquent sewer charges for premises not using city water. 5

20-207.  Failure to receive bill not excuse for failure to pay. 5

20-208.  Collection fee. 5

ARTICLE 3. WATER SYSTEM... 6

20-301.  City’s right of access to water and sewer connections and to discontinue service. 6

20-302.  Contamination of water supply. 6

20-303.  Water conservation plan. 6

20-304.  Maintenance of consumer’s water service pipes, stopcocks, and other apparatus. 6

20-305.  Maintenance of water service lines between main and cutoff. 6

20-306.  Unauthorized opening of hydrants, service pipes, stopcocks or valves belonging to waterworks. 7

20-307.  Application and permits for water service; tap fee. 7

20-308.  City to make water taps and install service line. 7

20-309.  Water tap serving more than one premises. 7

20-310.  Construction and reconstruction of water service lines. 7

20-311.  Water plumbers and sewer plumbers. 9

20-312.  Water meters; required. 9

20-313.  Same; to be selected and owned by city. 9

20-314.  Same; location. 10

20-315.  Same; maintenance. 10

20-316.  Same; testing. 10

20-317.  Cross connection control; definitions. 10

20-318.  Same; public policy. 11

20-319.  Same; purposes. 11

20-320.  Same; interpretation and intent. 12

20-321.  Same; application. 12

20-322.  Same; notice to consumer. 12

20-323.  Same; survey and investigations. 12

20-324.  Same; cross connections prohibited. 13

20-325.  Same; where protection is required. 13

20-326.  Same; backflow prevention devices. 15

20-327.  Same; violation. 16

ARTICLE 4. SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL   17

20-401.  Definitions. 17

20-402.  Right of entry and inspections. 19

20-403.  Capping of sewers required. 20

20-404.  Deposit of objectionable wastes. 20

20-405.  Wastewater discharge. 20

20-406.  Privies and similar facilities regulated. 20

20-407.  Connection required. 20

20-408.  Sewer connection outside city limits. 20

20-409.  Private wastewater disposal; when authorized. 21

20-410.  Same; permit. 21

20-411.  Same; standards. 21

20-412.  Same; operation at expense of owner. 21

20-413.  Same; additional requirements. 21

20-414.  Uncovering of public sewer regulated. 21

20-415.  Building sewer permit. 22

20-416.  Owner responsible for costs. 22

20-417.  Separate sewer required. 22

20-418.  Use of old sewers. 22

20-419.  Specifications. 22

20-420.  Elevation of building sewer. 23

20-421.  Prohibited connections. 23

20-422.  Conformity to plumbing code. 23

20-423.  Inspection. 23

20-424.  Excavations to be guarded. 23

20-425.  Prohibited discharges generally. 24

20-426.  Discharge of stormwater. 24

20-427.  Specific prohibited discharges. 24

20-428.  Regulated discharges. 24

20-429.  Action by superintendent. 26

20-430.  Interceptors required. 26

20-431.  Certain facilities maintained by owner. 26

20-432.  Control manhole. 26

20-433.  Measurements determined by standard methods. 27

20-434.  Minimum standards. 27

20-435.  User charges; determination. 27

20-436.  When meter required. 27

20-437.  Multiple meters at one site. 27

20-438.  Adjustment of charge in case of leak. 28

20-439.  Prorated. 28

20-440.  Water service commenced after first two metered months. 28

20-441.  Review by city. 28

20-442.  Information regarding wastewater treatment. 28

20-443.  Surcharge. 28

20-444.  Accounts. 29

20-445.  Use of O&M revenues. 29

20-446.  Effect of alteration of standards. 29

20-447.  Correction of violation. 29

20-448.  Violation declared misdemeanor. 29

20-449.  Liability. 30

ARTICLE 5. GAS SERVICE. 31

20-501.  Rules. 31

20-502.  Applications. 31

20-503.  Extension for services beyond city limits. 31

20-504.  Gas service pipes, lines. 31

20-505.  Meters. 31

20-506.  Meter connection fee. 32

20-507.  Rates for gas service. 32

20-508.  When due. 32

20-509.  Discontinuance of gas service for failure to pay. 32

20-510.  Meters; damage; repair; removal. 33

20-511.  Meter testing. 33

20-512.  Estimated bill. 33

20-513.  Laterals. 34

20-514.  Service of pipes and fixtures outside. 34

20-515.  Inspection of plumbing, fittings. 34

20-516.  No inter-connections. 34

20-517.  Access for employees. 34

20-518.  Interruption of service. 34

20-519.  Notice by consumer to discontinue service. 34

20-520.  Prohibited acts. 35

20-521.  Unauthorized turning on gas. 35

20-522.  Permit for excavation. 35

20-523.  Director of utilities or agent turn on gas. 35

20-524.  Duties of director of utilities. 35

20-525.  Gas mains constructed, reconstructed. 35