[R.O. 2008 §700.010; Ord. No. 6516 §§1 — 2, 1-13-1997]
It is hereby found, determined and declared to be necessary for the public health, safety, welfare and benefit of the City of Louisiana, Missouri, and its inhabitants, that the existing waterworks system and the existing sewerage system of said City, and all future improvements and extensions thereto, be combined and that they shall henceforth be operated and maintained as a combined waterworks and sewerage system.
From and after January 13, 1997, the existing waterworks system and the existing sewerage system of the City and all future improvements and extensions thereto, whether to the sewerage system or to the waterworks system or to both, shall be and the same are combined and its is hereby declared that said sewerage system and said waterworks system, and all future improvements and extensions thereto as aforesaid, henceforth be operated and maintained as a combined waterworks and sewerage system.
[R.O. 2008 §700.020; Code 1968 §28-3.1; CC 1988 §29-1; Ord. No. 11-2017 §§ 1 — 2, 7-24-2017]
If a property owner in the City desires to have drainage tile or drainage pipe installed within the public right-of-way fronting or adjoining on his/her property (including drive entrances), provided that the property owner purchases such drainage tile or drainage pipe, the City will furnish the labor and equipment to install the same. Drop inlets, if needed, shall be furnished by the City. The City reserves the right to purchase and install storm sewer pipe and apparatuses within any public right-of-way, when it has been determined, by the City, such action is for the good of the public.
The City will be responsible for maintaining drainage areas within the public right-of-way.
If drainage tile or other storm water apparatuses shall fail in a manner which is detrimental to the storm water system of the City:
Shall the property owner decline to replace the pipe and other apparatuses, the City shall, either return the drainage area to an open ditch or purchase and install storm sewer pipe and apparatuses within any public right-of-way, when it has been determined, by the City, such action is for the good of the public.
The City shall make efforts to give a ninety (90) day notification to the property owner that the area is being reverted back to an open ditch. In the case which this notification would cause further damage to private or public property, the City reserves the right to shorten the length of the notification to any length of time necessary to protect potential or further damage to public or private property.
[R.O. 2008 §700.030; Ord. No. 6411 §§1 — 5, 4-9-1990]
The type of pipe material that is permissible for use as entrance or drainage pipe within the City shall be galvanized corrugated steel, corrugated polyethylene, or other heavy wall steel or plastic as approved by the Building Inspector, and a minimum of ten (10) inches in diameter.
Galvanized corrugated steel pipe shall be sixteen (16) gage, conforming to AASHO Specification M36. The pipe section shall be laid with adequate slope to eliminate water standing in the barrel. Backfill shall be as required for the final grade.
Corrugated polyethylene (plastic) pipe shall be high-density polyethylene resins, conforming to ASTM Specification F405. The pipe section shall be laid on a layer of crushed stone bedding material and with adequate slope to eliminate water standing in the barrel. Backfill shall be compacted earth or gravel and shall have a minimum cover over the top of the pipe of twelve (12) inches.
Material specifications and methods for installing other heavy wall steel or plastic pipe shall be as approved by the Building Inspector.
Any of the above types of pipe purchased by a property owner and to be installed by the City of Louisiana is subject to reimbursement of costs by said property owner for additional materials required due to encountering unordinary conditions at the installation site, such as yard and downspout drains, deteriorated existing pipes, concrete encasements and other such unordinary conditions.
[R.O. 2008 §700.040; Ord. No. 6524 §§1 — 4, 5-12-1997]
The City shall designate five percent (5%) of the water user fees formerly referred to as revenue tax to be known as and referred to as capital improvement funds.
Said capital improvement funds shall be collected by the duly designated officer of the City of Louisiana charged with such collection and shall be set aside in a separate fund account for capital improvements of the City of Louisiana Water Department exclusively.
The aforesaid funds may only be used for water and sewer system additions, improvements, replacements, and construction improvement or alteration to structures that house Water Department facilities. All projects funded by the capital improvements fund must have plans and specifications which are to be examined and permitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, including but not limited to engineering for such projects.
Said capital improvement funds may not be used for normal operating expenses or any use not specifically included in this Section.
[R.O. 2008 §700.050; Ord. No. 6522 §§1 — 2, 4-14-1997; Ord. No. 07-2015 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2015]
There shall be established a debt service account for the collection and deposit of proceeds pursuant to the water bond issue passed by the voters of the City of Louisiana on the first day of April, 1997, Series 1997 and Series 1999.
All such funds as aforementioned shall be deposited into a debt service account established by the City Collector/Treasurer and shall be used only for the purposes of the construction of a City water plant and improvements thereto.
Upon retirement of debt relating to the construction of a City water plant and improvements thereto, these funds shall be used for debt service and required restricted funds for debt of the combined water/wastewater system.
The occupant and user of the premises receiving services or water and sewerage services combined and the owner of said premises shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for such services rendered on said premises. The City shall have power to sue the occupant or the owner, or both, of such real estate in a civil action to recover any sums due for such services, plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court. Any notice of termination of service shall be sent to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service, if such owner has requested in writing to receive any notice of termination and has provided the entity rendering such service with the owner's business addresses.