Section 22-269 Determination of amount of use.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19550 on 06/04/2007, Section 22-269 read as follows.
(a) The amount of sewage discharged to the wastewater system of the city shall
by the quantity of water metered to the user; provided, however, that if actual sewer service
cannot reasonably be determined from the water or sewage so metered, whether due to defect,
tampering or causes unknown, the amount of sewage, waste or waters discharged into such
system shall be estimated and billed as provided for in section 22-263 of this Code.
(b) Each person from whose property or premises sewage in any quantity is discharged
wastewater system of the city, but who is not a water customer of such city, is hereby required to
meter, at its source, the quantity of water used, with an appropriate meter to be approved by such
city, and to pay a monthly sewer service charge based upon the amount of water thus metered, to
be computed in like manner as provided in section 22-263 of this Code.
(c) Each user of the wastewater system of the city who is a water customer of
such city, but
who also obtains water from any source other than from such city, is hereby required to meter, at
such other source, the quantity of water used, with an appropriate meter to be approved by said
city, and to pay a monthly sewage service charge, based upon the amount of water thus metered,
to be computed in like manner as is provided in section 22-263 of this Code.
(d) If a commercial or industrial user desires to establish eligibility for
a sewage service
volume base of less than one hundred (100) per cent of water used he may, at his sole expense:
(1) Install a sewage meter acceptable to the director
to measure the volume of liquid actually
discharged into the wastewater system from his premises. Such meter shall be maintained and
calibrated by the customer and the readings from the meter shall be taken at least twice weekly
and shall be provided to the city on a monthly basis. In the event a sewage meter is installed the
rate schedule as set forth in section 22-263 of this Code shall be applied to:
a. The volume of sewage entering
the sanitary sewer as measured by the meter each
b. A calculated volume based
on the percentage of metered water usage discharged to the
wastewater system as determined by the historical comparison of water usage and metered
(2) In lieu of a sewage meter, the user may install auxiliary
water meter(s) to measure that
portion of water usage which is diverted from entering the wastewater system. In the event an
auxiliary water meter is installed, the volume of water metered by such meter(s) shall be
deducted from the total volume of water usage before the sewage service rate schedule is applied.
No refunds, allowances or reductions from the one hundred (100) per cent water use base will be
granted for any time period prior to approval of a wastewater metering or diverted water
(e) If, through no fault of the customer, a residential
customer has been under-billed because
of a malfunctioning water meter or inaccurate meter readings, the residential customer shall not
be billed an additional amount for any sewer service received more than six (6) months before
the current billing cycle.
(Code 1964, § 14.840; Ord. No. 14914, § 1, 8-5-96)