Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19697 on 10/01/2007, Section 27-52 read as follows.


    (a) Water service lines, including the water main tap, the pipe, fittings, and valves between the main and the customer's installation, the water meter, its appurtenances and the meter box shall be and remain the property of the department, which shall be responsible for their perpetual maintenance.

    (b) Application for a water service line shall be simultaneous with application for water service to previously unserved properties and shall be accompanied with the normal service deposit as well as a connection fee. It shall be understood that the service will be placed into immediate use, and billing shall be started at the completion of the first full month after the connection.

    (c)    Water service lines to previously unserved properties or to properties previously served by an inadequate or noncity owned service line within the water utility service area shall be installed upon application and only after all requirements for water main extension and payment have been met. The required fees for connection , tap  and meter installation, where applicable, shall be paid at the time of application or may be billed during the normal billing cycle in the month subsequent to the date of application, at the city's option. The city may demand payment in cash.

     (1)    Connection fee (applies to all connections) shall be four hundred dollars ($400.00). based on meter size under the following schedule:  

    Size of water meter
                           Inches                                                                 Connection fee

    5/8 and 3/4    $ 500.00

    1    537.00

    1½    773.00

    2    831.00

    3    2,033.00

    4    3,141.00

    6    6,283.00


        In the case of a multiple-family facility , or multiple commercial facilities,  that chooses to install a single water meter, the connection fee will apply to each family unit.

    (2)     Tap fee.  This fee shall be in addition to the connection fee and meter fee and shall be assessed for each tap made by the department on public water mains.  On each tap, the customer shall be assessed as follows:

        Size of Tap:    Charge:

    1-inch    $ 160.00

     1½-inch - 2-inch    250.00

     4-inch and larger    500.00

For all commercial services or connections larger than one (1) inch, the customer shall be responsible for all necessary permits, preparation of the water main so that the tap may be made (including saw cutting of pavement, if required), site excavation, installation of the service line across the street (if required), and all applicable site restoration costs. All excavations under pavement must be backfilled per City Public Works Department, Boone County Public Works, or Missouri Department of Transportation specifications.

    (3)     Meter box and appurtenances fee. On properties (generally industrial, commercial, or multiple-family residential in use) served by private water mains or private water service lines, where one or more water meter is required and the meter box(es) and appurtenances are to be installed by a plumbing, mechanical, or general contractor, the meter box(es) and appurtenances shall be furnished by the department and the customer shall be assessed per meter as follows:

        Size of Meter:                                                                    Charge:

    5/8-inch    $ 142.00

    1-inch    148.00

        This fee shall be in addition to the connection fee , and tap fee  (which shall be assessed if the department taps a public water main and whether or not a valve/stop and valve box are installed), and to the meter fee. The department may, at its option, provide single or double meter settings per meter box, with no adjustment to the meter box and appurtenance fee.   The customer may provide and install to department specifications, the meter box for meters having inlet and outlet openings larger than two (2) inches in diameter.

    ( 4 )    Meter fee. In addition to the connection fee, each customer who requests service to previously unserved properties, or to properties where a meter of greater size than the previous meter is required, shall be assessed a meter fee.  All meters installed after October 1, 2004 shall be remote-read meters and fees will be as follows:

        Size of Meter:                                                                    Charge:

    5/8-inch    $ 188.00

    1-inch    242.00

        For commercial customers, the meter fee shall be the actual cost of the meter, plus a markup to cover the actual cost of overhead as determined from cost computed at the end of each fiscal year.

    (d) Water service lines to previously unserved properties outside the city limits shall be installed by the department upon application and payment of one hundred fifty (150) per cent of the charge for similar services within the city, and only after all requirements for water main extension and payment have been met.

    (e) The department may, at the option of the director, install water service lines to vacant and previously unserved properties prior to receiving application for such service line; provided, however, that service lines so installed shall not be used for the purpose of providing service to a customer until after such customer has made formal application and paid the connection fee for such service.

    (f) In addition to the herein-stated fees, each new customer who requests and receives a water service connection to a water main which was installed by the department, or at the expense of the department, shall pay a proportional share of the cost of the water main. (See section 27-72.)


(Code 1964, § 15.310; Ord. No. 9992, § 1, 11-7-83; Ord. No. 12834, § 1, 1-7-91; Ord. No. 13554, § 1, 12-21-92; Ord. No. 14214, § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 14618, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 14978, § 1, 9-16-96; Ord. No. 16186, § 1, 9-20-99; Ord. No. 16589, § 1, 9-18-00; Ord. No. 17021, § 1, 9-17-01; Ord. No. 17435, § 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 17834, § 1, 9-15-03; Ord. No. 18218, § 1, 9-20-04; Ord. No. 18688, § 1, 9-19-05; Ord. No. 19210, § 1, 9-18-06)

Editor's note - Ord. No. 19210, § 1, adopted September 18, 2006, which amended section 27-52 (c) above, shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2006.