Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19231 on 10/02/2006, Section 22-264 read as follows.


    (a) The following definitions apply to this section:

    Expanded user of the wastewater system means the owner or occupant of property that has previously been connected to the wastewater system who is increasing the size or number of water meters serving the property.

    New user of the wastewater system means the owner or occupant of property that is being connected to the wastewater system for the first time.

    (b) Each new residential user of the wastewater system shall pay a wastewater system connection fee of four five hundred dollars ($400.00 500.00 ) per residential unit. All other new users of the wastewater system shall pay a wastewater system connection fee based on the size of the water meter that shall serve the property in accordance with the following table:

Size of water meter
Inches                                            Connection fee

¾    $ 400.00 500.00

1    666.50 833.13

1½    1,333.00 1,666.25

2    2,132.80 2,666.00

3    3,999.00 4,998.75

4    6,665.00 8,331.25

6    13,330.00 16,662.50

8    21,328.00 26,660.00

10    31,992.00 39,990.00

12    41,323.00 51,653.75

    (c) Each expanded user of the wastewater system who is increasing the size of a water meter shall pay a connection fee equal to the difference between the connection fee shown in subsection (b) for the size water meter which was in place prior to the expansion and the connection fee shown in subsection (b) for the size of the water meter to be installed. Each expanded user of the wastewater system who is increasing the number of water meters serving the property shall pay a connection fee for each additional water meter in accordance with the table in subsection (b).

    (d) The director shall reduce the amount of the connection fee when the new or expanded user of the wastewater system establishes that a substantial portion of the water to be metered shall not be discharged into the wastewater system. The amount of the reduced connection fee shall be based on the size of the water meter that would have been required to provide that portion of the water to be metered that shall be discharged into the wastewater system.

    (e) The wastewater system connection fees imposed by this section are in addition to plumbing permit fees and all other fees and charges imposed by the city.

    (f) A plumbing permit to connect to the wastewater system shall not be issued unless the connection fee has been paid. A plumbing permit to increase the size of a water meter serving property that is connected to the wastewater system shall not be issued unless the connection fee has been paid. A plumbing permit to increase the number of water meters serving property that is connected to the wastewater system shall not be issued unless the connection fee has been paid.

(Ord. No. 15324, § 1, 9-2-97 ; Ord. No. 17837, § 1, 9-15-03 )