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City of Melrose, MA
Middlesex County
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[Amended 6-26-1985 by Ord. No. 1108]
Except as otherwise specifically ordered by the City Council, the rules and regulations set out in this chapter shall be considered as a part of the contract with every person who uses City water and the City sewer service, and every person who takes the water and uses the sewers assents thereto and agrees to be bound thereby.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by Ord. No. 92-318]
If any person violates any of the rules and regulations set out in this chapter, the water will be shut off and will not be turned on again until all charges, including $25 for shutting off and turning on, have been paid.
[Amended 6-17-1985 by Ord. No. 1045; 7-21-1986 by Ord. No. 1417; 7-28-1986 by Ord. No. 1455; 12-19-1988 by Ord. No. 2217; 10-19-1992 by Ord. No. 93-50]
A. 
All bills for water and sewer shall be made out and rendered by the Public Works Department to consumers quarterly and all such bills shall be payable within 30 days at the office of the City Collector.
B. 
Bills not paid within 30 days shall be subject to the following:
(1) 
Demand charge of $5.
(2) 
Interest penalty of 14% from the due date.
(3) 
Lien fee of $10, to be applied only on those water and sewer bills that become lien on real estate tax bills.
[Amended 6-17-1985 by Ord. No. 1046]
All charges for water and sewer service shall be committed forthwith by the Public Works Department to the City Collector for collection, and, whenever charges are so committed, such Department shall file with the City Auditor a report, in writing, of the total amount of the charges in each such commitment. The Department shall forthwith give notice, in writing, to the City Auditor of every correction in and abatement of a charge for water and sewer services.