Budget and appropriation. The JRSB shall annually prepare an estimate of anticipated costs for each category of user charge, as outlined hereafter, for the forthcoming fiscal year. These estimates shall be made in the form of a rate structure suitable to the participating members of the JRSB and shall be proposed to the JRSB for enactment by January 1 of each year. An annual rate structure must be adopted each year by the JRSB.
Operation and maintenance charges.
Operation and maintenance costs shall be separated in accordance with their applicability to flow, BOD, TSS, toxics and/or nontoxic sampling/analysis. The percentage breakdown shall be compiled and reviewed each year by the JRSB and approved by the participating members of the JRSB.
Operation and maintenance costs for flow, BOD and TSS are totaled for each. The unit charges for each are obtained by dividing the total costs by the previous year's total billable flow in 100 cubic feet, billable pounds of BOD and billable pounds of TSS. To determine the toxics unit charge, the total cost attributable to all the toxics shall be divided by the total number of toxics assigned to be monitored by the JRSB for all industries monitoring for toxics. The monitoring unit charge is obtained by dividing the total nontoxic sampling/analysis costs for all classes of industrial users by the number of industrial users in a user class times the number of samplings analyzed per year for that user class.
The replacement charge shall be sufficient to replace any equipment in the sewers or POTW owned by the participating members of the JRSB, as required, in order to assure the continued peak performance of the equipment and to maintain the capacity for which the sewers and POTW were constructed. The service life for real and personal property shall be established by the JRSB in cooperation with the district auditors in accordance with the experience of the participating members of the JRSB, federal guidelines and accepted accounting procedures. Each piece of equipment shall be evaluated annually to determine if its life has been extended as a result of preventive maintenance programs or repairs.
Yearly replacement costs for each piece of equipment shall be separated in accordance with their applicability to flow, BOD and TSS. This breakdown shall be reviewed annually by the JRSB and approved by the participating members of the JRSB.
The yearly replacement costs attributable to flow, BOD and TSS shall be divided by the previous year's total billable flow in 100 cubic feet billable pounds of BOD and billable pounds of TSS, respectively, and totaled to obtain unit replacement charges.
Toxic charges. For each user discharging toxics, the unit charge for toxics described in Subsection B(2) of this section shall be multiplied by the number of toxics assigned to be monitored by the JRSB.
Handling and sampling charges.
A unit handling charge per bill to cover the cost of billing and collection shall be assessed against each industrial user. The total administrative and overhead costs associated with billing and collection shall be determined by the JRSB. To determine the charge to be assessed against each industrial user, the JRSB will divide the total administrative and overhead costs by the forthcoming year's estimated total number of bills to be issued.
Additional charges. Additional charges shall be billed, as required, for the following:
Actual costs incurred for user-requested samplings and analysis.
Actual costs incurred for water meter inspection requested by the user or as required because of improper maintenance.
Actual costs incurred for special handling not provided for elsewhere in this law.
Actual costs incurred for handling an industrial user's check returned because of insufficient funds.
All users. The basic wastewater treatment bill to be paid by all users shall consist of user charges for operation, maintenance and replacement, using the unit charges from § 137-19B and C of this law and user charges for billing and collection as described in § 137-19E of this law. The unit charges shall be applied to the user's billable flow, BOD and TSS, respectively.
Industrial and commercial users.
In addition to the basic wastewater treatment bill described in Subsection A of this section for the user charge system, wastewater treatment bills for industrial and commercial users shall consist of industrial waste monitoring charges as described in § 137-19E of this law and charges for toxics for each user discharging toxics as described in § 137-19D of this law.
The JRSB shall periodically sample and analyze wastes from selected industrial users in each industrial and commercial user classification to determine the BOD and TSS strengths of the wastes, and these results shall be used as representative of wastes from all industrial users in that classification for billing purposes, unless the industrial user's waste is classified by the JRSB as having special problems. At the request of the industrial user, samples shall be made and analyzed on the same frequency as samples for the industrial user's classification, and that analysis shall be used as typical of that particular industrial user's waste for billing purposes. Industries with wastes classified by the JRSB as having special problems shall, if directed by the Executive Director, install, at the industry's own cost and in a structure located on the building service line, whatever sampling devices are required by the JRSB to obtain exact information about the waste.
It is the purpose of this article to provide for the recovery of costs from users of the JRSB's POTW for the implementation of the program established herein. The applicable charges or fees shall be set forth in the JRSB's Schedule and Fees which are adopted by the Board on a yearly basis.
The JRSB may adopt charges and fees which may include:
Fees for reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating the JRSB pretreatment program.
Fees for monitoring, inspections and/or surveillance procedures.
Fees for reviewing accidental discharge procedures and/or construction.
Fees for permit applications.
Fees for filing appeals.
Fees for consistent removal by the JRSB of pollutants otherwise subject to pretreatment standards.
Other fees as the JRSB may deem necessary to carry out the requirements contained herein or the JRSB shall establish pursuant to law or agreement.
These fees relate solely to matters covered by this law and are separate from all other fees chargeable by the participating members and/or the JRSB.
Bill period. A bill shall be produced and submitted to each user once every year, as established by resolution of the JRSB, except for the initial year. In the initial year of billing, all previous documented costs for the previous year shall be billed.
Payment of bill. The bill shall be due in full upon presentation. Delinquent bills shall be collected in accordance with the terms as set forth in a resolution adopted by the JRSB at its regular or special meeting.
General tax revenues shall continue to be collected for general obligation bond principal and interest payments and for public benefit funds and for any other purpose provided by law not related to the operation, maintenance and replacement of the POTW.