CHAPTER 13. UTILITIES

CHAPTER 13. UTILITIES

 


Article I. Sewer Connections And Use. 1

13-101.  Definitions. 1

13-102.  General sanitary requirements. 3

13-102a. Commercial businesses, unlawful discharges; penalty. 4

13-103.  Private disposal systems; when permitted. 4

13-104.  Connections to public sewers; permit required. 5

13-105.  Prohibited discharges. 6

13-106.  Acts of vandalism. 9

13-107.  Access to properties. 9

13-108.  User charges. 10

13-109.  Time for payment; disconnection for nonpayment; reconnection charge; exceptions; waivers. 10

13-110.  Designation of revenues. 11

13-111.  User charge review; public notification of rates. 11

13-112.  Penalties. 11

13-113.  Assessments and rates. 11

Article II. Water Service. 12

13-201.  Generally. 12

13-202.  Application for installation; permits; fees; extension of service. 12

13-203.  Deposits, when required. 12

13-204.  Rates and conditions of service. 12

13-205.  Time for payment; disconnection for nonpayment; reconnection charge; exceptions; waivers. 12

13-206.  Meters, installation; ownership. 12

13-207.  Duty of property owner; penalty. 13

13-208.  Service line and meter repairs. 13

13-209.  Service line and meter replacement. 13

13-210.  Assignment of service lines and meters; relocation; cost to property owner. 13

13-211.  Relocation of service lines and meters not owned by utilities department; cost to property owner. 14

13-212.  Additional rules and regulations. 14

13-213.  Unlawful to tamper with or break meter seal, alter register, use or waste improperly metered water; penalty. 14

13-214.  Unlawful to operate equipment without authority; penalty. 14

13-215.  Unlawful to make connections on public or private water lines without permission; permit fee; penalty. 15

13-216.  Unlawful to throw materials into, swim, bathe or play in basins or reservoir or pollute water supply; penalty. 15

13-217.  City access to premises. 15

Article III. Electrical Service. 16

13-301.  Rules and regulations. 16

13-302.  Application for connection permits. 16

13-303.  Installation of meters, service leads, sockets, location, change in location; expense. 16

13-304.  Rates. 17

13-305.  Time for payment; disconnection for non-payment; reconnection or disconnection charge; exemptions; waivers. 17

13-306.  Deposits, when required. 17

13-307.  Extensions of system. 17

13-308.  Disturbing uses, refusal or termination of service. 17

13-309.  Suspension or interruption of service; notice; utilities dept. Not liable. 17

13-310.  Unlawful to tamper with meters or to use or waste unmetered electricity; penalty. 18

13-311.  Unlawful to deface or injure department property, erect signs, or interfere with electric system; penalty. 18

13-312.  Rules and regulations, authority to promulgate. 18

13-313.  Right of inspection. 18

13-314.  Failure to comply with article and rules; duty of director; discontinuance of service; prosecution. 18

13-315.  Unpaid and delinquent utility bills, costs of collection. 19

Article IV. Elimination Of Infiltration And Inflow Sources  20

13-401.  Intent. 20

13-402.  Infractions and penalties. 20

13-403.  Disconnect order. 20

13-404.  Financial assistance. 20

13-405.  Procedure. 20

Article V. Cross Connection Regulations. 22

13-501.  Purpose and objectives. 22

13-502.  Definitions. 22

13-503.  Scope. 24

13-504.  Prohibited acts. 24

13-505.  Approved cross connection devices. 24

13-506.  Prohibited connections. 26

13-507.  Approved backflow prevention devices. 26

13-508.  Installation of backflow prevention devices. 27

13-509.  Inspection, maintenance and repair of backflow prevention devices. 27

13-510.  Record keeping; tags; inspection, etc., by city; authority for removal of devices, etc. 27

13-511.  Surveys and investigations. 27

13-512.  Violation; penalties. 28

Article VI. Stormwater Utility. 29

13-601.  Definitions. 29

13-602.  Findings and statements of policy. 30

13-603.  Establishment of stormwater management program and stormwater utility. 31

13-604.  Administration of the stormwater management program. 31

13-605.  Classification of property for purposes of determining the stormwater utility fee. 32

13-606.  Stormwater utility fee. 33

13-607.  Charges for tax-exempt properties. 33

13-608.  When stormwater utility fee payable; failure to pay; vacant improved property; lien on real property. 33

13-609.  Requests for appeal or correction of the stormwater utility fee. 34

13-610.  Rules and regulations, authority to promulgate. 34

13-611.  Right of entry and inspection. 34

13-612.  Failure to comply with article and rules; duty of director; discontinuance of service; prosecution. 34

13-613.  Time for payment; late payment fee. 35

13-614.  Unpaid and delinquent utility bills, costs of collection. 35

13-615.  Stormwater utility fee credits. 35