CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1

15-101.  Scope. 1

15-102.  Supervision; management; reports. 1

15-103.  Employees. 1

15-104.  Accounts; records. 1

15-105.  Regulations; part of contract. 2

15-106.  Applications; charges. 2

15-107.  Same; temporary service; charges. 2

15-108.  Connection fee; water and electricity. 3

15-109.  Transfer fee; water and electricity. 3

15-110.  Utility bills; payments; delinquent; termination notice. 3

15-111.  Consumer's responsibility for service failures; fee for service calls. 4

15-112.  Reading meters; right of entry. 4

15-113.  Damaging property. 4

15-114.  Unlawful acts. 5

15-115.  Delinquent accounts. 5

ARTICLE 2. ELECTRICITY.. 6

15-201.  Wiring services. 6

15-202.  Meters. 7

15-203.  Same; care; repair. 8

15-204.  Same; seals. 8

15-205.  Same; reading as evidence of consumption. 8

15-206.  Same; testing. 8

15-207.  Shutting off current. 9

15-208.  Classes of service; rates. 9

15-209.  Fuel and energy cost adjustment (FECA). 10

15-210.  Monthly electrical service charge. 10

15-211.  Interconnection standards. 10

15-212.  Motors. 11

15-213.  Termination; removal. 11

ARTICLE 3. WATER.. 12

15-301.  Running service line and furnishing fixtures by city; cost. 12

15-302.  Number of connections. 12

15-303.  Work by licensed plumbers. 12

15-304.  Trenches and backfilling. 12

15-305.  Character of pipe and service connection; grade. 12

15-306.  Curb and stop and waste cocks. 12

15-307.  Check and safety valves. 13

15-308.  Installation and repair cost borne by consumer; inspections, non-liability of city for breakage. 13

15-309.  Extension of mains. 13

15-310.  Installation of service outside city. 13

15-311.  All water to be metered. 13

15-312.  Location and testing of meters. 14

15-313.  Service not guaranteed. 14

15-314.  Fire pressure. 14

15-315.  Use of water during fire. 14

15-316.  Taking water without authority. 14

15-317.  Tampering with cut-off valves. 15

15-318.  Rereading meter in case of excessive bill. 15

15-319.  Water service rates. 15

15-320.  Cross connections prohibited. 16

15-321.  Same; protective backflow devices required. 16

15-322.  Same; inspection. 17

15-323.  Same; protection from contaminants. 17

15-324.  Connections required. 17

ARTICLE 4. SEWER USE REGULATIONS. 18

15-401.  Definitions. 18

15-402.  Unlawful sewage deposits. 19

15-403.  Privies; septic tanks. 19

15-404.  Connections required. 19

15-405.  Private disposal system. 19

15-406.  Same; permit, fees. 20

15-407.  Same; inspection. 20

15-408.  Same; specifications. 20

15-409.  Same; connection to public system. 20

15-410.  Same; maintenance. 20

15-411.  Same; additional requirements by health officer. 20

15-412.  Same; refilling. 20

15-413.  Installation, construction permits. 21

15-414.  Same; costs borne by owner. 21

15-415.  Separate sewer for every building. 21

15-416.  Old building sewers. 21

15-417.  Sewer specifications. 21

15-418.  Sewer elevation. 22

15-419.  Downspouts, drains. 22

15-420.  Connection to public sewer. 22

15-421.  Inspection before connection to public sewer. 22

15-422.  Barricades and lights. 22

15-423.  Storm and· surface water. 22

15-424.  Unlawful discharges. 23

15-425.  Same; discretion of superintendent. 23

15-426.  Same; procedure. 24

15-427.  Interceptors. 25

15-428.  Pretreatment at owner’s expense. 25

15-429.  Inspections, manholes. 25

15-430.  Unlawful acts. 26

15-431.  Entering premises; inspections. 26

15-432.  Violations; penalties. 26

15-433.  Severability. 26

ARTICLE 5. USER CHARGE SYSTEM.. 28

15-501.  Purpose. 28

15-502.  Definitions. 28

15-503.  User charge; established. 29

15-504.  Same; designated for operation and maintenance. 29

15-505.  Fiscal year-end balances. 29

15-506.  User charges; residential; industrial and commercial contributors. 29

15-507.  Sewer service rates. 30

15-508.  Toxic discharges; increased costs. 31

15-509.  User rates; application. 31

15-510.  Payment; preparation of bills. 31

15-511.  User charge system; review by governing body. 32

ARTICLE 6. WATER DROUGHT/EMERGENCY.. 33

15-601.  Purpose. 33

15-602.  Definitions. 33

15-603.  Water conservation program. 33

15-604.  Voluntary conservation measures. 34

15-605.  Mandatory conservation measures. 34

15-606.  Emergency water rates. 35

15-607.  Regulations. 35

15-608.  Violations, disconnections and penalties. 35

15-609.  Emergency termination. 36