Section 27-52 Water service lines--Ownership; application; fees.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19210 on 09/18/2006, 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
(b) Application for a water service line shall be simultaneous with application
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
(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
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
Connection fee (applies to all
connections) shall be $400.00.
In the case of a
multiple family facility that chooses to install a single water meter, the connection fee will apply
to each family unit.
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
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.
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
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.
) Meter fee. In addition to the connection fee, each customer who requests
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
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
(d) Water service lines to previously unserved properties outside the city limits
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
(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.
§ 1, 12-21-92; Ord. No. 14214, § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 14618, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 14978,
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, §
Ord. No. 18688, § 1, 9-19-05)
Editor's note - Ord. No. 18688, § 1, adopted September 19, 2005, which amended section 27-52
(c) above, shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2005.