Article I Operation and Use of Public and Private Sewers and Drains
Article II User Charge System
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. 1, 2-8-2005]
Definitions. Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Article shall be as follows:
- BOD (denoting "BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND")
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Celsius (20° C.), expressed in milligrams per liter.
- BUILDING DRAIN
- That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the inner face of the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
- Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade, or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
- NATURAL OUTLET
- Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group.
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
- PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
- The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-half (1/2) inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
- A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface, and storm waters as may be present.
- SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
- SEWAGE WORKS
- All facilities for collection, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- Any discharge of water, sewage, or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four-hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
- STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed "STORM SEWER")
- A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, and unpolluted cooling water, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes.
- SUSPENDED SOLIDS
- Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage, or other liquids, and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
- A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
Word Usage. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. II, §§1–3, 2-8-2005]
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the Village of Indian Point Jakes Creek Trail project, any human or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste.
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Village of Indian Point Jakes Creek Trail project, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Article.
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. II, §4, 2-8-2005]
The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human employment, recreation, or other purposes, situated within the Jakes Creek Trail project and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the Village, is hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Article, within sixty (60) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet (30.5 meters) of the property line.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. III, 2-8-2005]
Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 705.030, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Article.
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first comply with all the relevant provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Village and obtain a construction permit signed by the Village. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the Village, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications, and other information as are required by the Village. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the Village as set forth in the Rules and Regulations.
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Village. The Village shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Village when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.
The type, capabilities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Missouri and the Rules and Regulations of the Village. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than forty thousand (40,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Section 705.030, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Article, unless said property is exempted from connecting pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Village, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times and shall comply with all relevant provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Village at no expense to the Village.
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. IV, 2-8-2005]
This Article shall only apply in the event that a person whose property is not included in the first phase of the Jakes Creek Trail project desires to connect his property to the Jakes Creek Trail wastewater system.
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Village.
There shall be two (2) classes of connection permits: (a) for residential and commercial service; and (b) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Village. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Village. A permit and inspection fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the Village at the time the application is filed.
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the collection system shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the collection system.
A separate and independent collection system shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, courtyard, or driveway, the collection system from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one collection system.
Old collection systems or parts of collection systems, such as septic tanks, may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Village, to meet all requirements of this Article and the Rules and Regulations.
The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a collection system, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the Village. In the absence of code provisions in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the Jakes Creek Trail engineering plans and specifications shall apply.
The applicant for the connection permit shall notify the Village when the collection system is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Village or its representative.
All excavations for collection system installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Village.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. V, 2-8-2005]
No person shall discharge any storm water, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation drains, other sources of surface runoff or groundwater, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Village. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged on approval of the Village, to a storm sewer, combined sewer, or natural outlet.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid, or gas.
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant, including but not limited to cyanides in excess of two (2) mg/l as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than five and five tenths (5.5), or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and personnel of the sewage works.
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshing, entrails and paper dishes, cups, mild containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters, or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Village that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process, or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or constitute a nuisance. In forming an opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Village will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability or wastes in the sewage treatment plant, and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one-hundred-fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150° F.) and sixty-five degree Celsius (65° C.).
Any water or wastes containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degrees (32° F.) and one-hundred-fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150° F.) and zero degree and sixty-five degrees Celsius (0° and 65° C.).
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-quarter (3/4) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Village.
Any waters or wastes containing strong acid, iron, pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement, to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Village for such materials.
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Village as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of State, Federal or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Village in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.5.
Materials which exert or cause:
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, Fullers earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride or sodium sulfate).
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
Unusual volumes of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein.
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed, or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of the other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
Any waters or wastes having: (a) a five-day BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million by weight; (b) containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight of suspended solids; or (c) having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average sewage flow of the Jakes Creek Trail wastewater treatment system, shall be subject to the review of the Village. Where necessary, in the opinion of the Village, the owner shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to: (a) reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to three hundred (300) parts per million by weight; (2) reduce the suspended solids to three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight; or (3) control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes. Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Village and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.
Rejection, Control Or Pretreatment Of Certain Waters Or Wastes.
If any waters or wastes are discharged, or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters containing the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection (D), and which in the judgment of the Village may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life to constitute a public nuisance, the Village may:
Reject the wastes;
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers;
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or
If the Village permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Village, and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.
Grease, oil, and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Village, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes, sand, or other harmful ingredients, except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Village, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
When required by the Village, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the collection system to facilitate observation, sampling, and measurement of the wastes.
All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Article shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at upon suitable samples taken at the collection system before it enters the public sewer. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb, and property. (The particular analysis involved will determine whether a twenty-four-hour composite of all outfalls or a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four-hour composites of all outfalls, whereas pH analyses are determined from periodic grab samples.)
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the Village and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the Village for treatment, subject to payment therefor, by the industrial concern.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. VI, 2-8-2005]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is part of the sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. VII, 2-8-2005]
The Village and its duly authorized employees, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Article. The Village or its representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper, or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection (A) above, the Village or its duly authorized employees shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company, and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the Village employees, and the Village shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by Village employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in Section 705.060(H).
The Village and its duly authorized employees, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Village holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
[Ord. No. 05-01 Art. VIII, 2-8-2005]
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Article except Section 705.070 shall be served by the Village with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Section 700.090(A), shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation. Each twenty-four-hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall become liable to the Village for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the Village by reason of such violation.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. I, 6-14-2005]
It is determined and declared to be necessary and conducive to the protection of the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience of the Village of Indian Point to have the Board of Trustees collect charges from all users who contribute wastewater to the Village of Indian Point's Jake Creek Trail treatment works. The proceeds of such charges so derived will be used for the purpose of operating, maintaining, and retiring the debt for said public wastewater treatment works.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. II, 6-14-2005; Ord. No. 01-2012, 2-21-2012; Ord. No. 02-2012, 3-29-2012]
Definitions. Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Article shall be as follows:
- BOD (denoting "BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND")
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Celsius (20° C.), expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l).
- NORMAL DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
- Wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than 287 mg/l and a suspended solids concentration of not more than 185 mg/l.
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
- All expenditures during the useful life of the treatment works for materials, labor, utilities, and other items which are necessary for managing and maintaining the treatment works to achieve the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed.
- Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.
- RESIDENTIAL CONTRIBUTOR
- Any contributor to the Village of Indian Point treatment works whose lot, parcel of real estate, or building is used for domestic dwelling purposes only.
- SS (denoting "SUSPENDED SOLIDS")
- The solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage, or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
- TREATMENT WORKS
- Any devices and systems for the storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of municipal wastewater, domestic wastewater, or liquid industrial wastes. These include interceptor sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, individual systems, pumping, power, and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions, and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply, such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of land that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from such treatment, including land for composting sludge, temporary storage of such compost, and land used for storage of treated wastewater in land treatment systems before land application; or any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating, or disposing of municipal waste or industrial waste, including waste in combined stormwater and sanitary sewer systems.
- USEFUL LIFE
- The estimated period during which the treatment works will be operated.
- USER CHARGE
- That portion of the total wastewater service charge which is levied in a proportional and adequate manner for the cost of operation, maintenance, and replacement of the wastewater treatment works.
- WATER METER
- A water volume measuring and recording device, furnished and/or installed by the Village or furnished and/or installed by a user and approved by the Village.
Word Usage. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. III, 6-14-2005; Ord. No. 01-2012, 2-21-2012]
The goal of the user charge system shall generate adequate annual revenues to pay the costs of annual operation and maintenance, including replacement, and costs associated with debt retirement of capital associated with financing the collection tanks, lines, and pumps and treatment works which is determined by the Village's Board of Trustees. That portion of the user charge which is designated for operation and maintenance including replacement of the treatment works shall be established by this Article.
That portion of the total user charge collected which is designated for the operation and maintenance, including replacement purposes as established in Section 705.130, shall be deposited in a separate non-lapsing fund known as the "Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement Fund," and will be kept in two primary accounts as follows:
The Operation and Maintenance Account shall be an account designated for the specific purpose of defraying operation and maintenance costs excluding replacement of the treatment works. Deposits in the Operation and Maintenance Account shall be made monthly from the operation and maintenance revenue to total an annual amount of fifty-three thousand eight hundred forty-four dollars and thirty-two cents ($53,844.32). The Board of Trustees may, to the extent available, use unrestricted revenues of the Village to subsidize the user charge to fund this annual amount.
The Replacement Account shall be an account designed for the purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the treatment works. Deposits in the Replacement Account shall be made monthly from the replacement revenue to total an annual amount of three thousand two hundred fifty-four dollars and ninety cents ($3,254.90). (See Appendix B for calculation.) The Board of Trustees may, to the extent available, use unrestricted revenues of the Village to subsidize the user charge to fund this annual amount.
Fiscal year-end balances in the Operation and Maintenance Account and the Replacement Account shall be carried over to the same accounts in each subsequent fiscal year, and shall be used for no other purposes than those designated for these accounts. Monies which have been transferred from other sources to meet temporary shortages in the Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement Fund shall be returned to their respective accounts upon appropriate adjustment of the user charge rates for operation, maintenance, and replacement. The user charge rate(s) shall be adjusted such that the transferred monies will be returned to their respective accounts within the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the monies were borrowed.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. IV, 6-14-2005; Ord. No. 01-2012, 2-21-2012]
The Village shall charge and collect the User Charge for the use of the services rendered by the Jake's Creek Trail sanitary sewer system from the owners or occupants of each residence, building or structure which is connected with the sanitary sewer systems of the Village or which discharges sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, water or other liquids, either directly or indirectly, into the sanitary sewer system of the Village. In addition, each user shall pay White River Electric Cooperative directly for all electricity required to operate any component of the collection system on their property.
[Ord. No. 04-2015, 6-15-2015; Ord. No. 10-17, 12-13-2017]
Residential users shall be charged and shall pay forty-two dollars ($42.00) per connection per month.
Nonresidential users without water meters, including lodging facilities but excluding the Altenhoff Restaurant, shall be charged a base rate of thirty-two dollars twenty-nine cents ($32.29) per unit per month, with the payment obligations as follows:
The base rate for the Altenhoff Restaurant shall be sixty dollars and thirty-four cents ($60.34) per month.
Commercial users with water meters shall be charged twenty-four dollars and ten cents ($24.10) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of water usage per month. If any commercial user with water meters also meters its water use for irrigation, swimming pools, and outdoor hydrants, the metered water for these uses that do not result in water entering the Village's wastewater collection and treatment system shall not be included in the user charge.
(Reference is made to Appendix A to this ordinance, which is on file in the Village offices.) The minimum charge per month shall be eighteen dollars and forty cents ($18.40) for residential contributors. For light commercial / resort contributor units, the minimum charge per month shall be based on the person capacity of each resort unit as outlined in Appendix D. In addition, each contributor (residential or light commercial / resort) shall pay a user charge for operation and maintenance, including replacement, of three dollars and twenty-four cents ($3.24) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of wastewater, as determined in the preceding Section.
(Reference is made to Appendix A to this ordinance, which is on file in the Village offices.) For those contributors which contribute wastewater, the strength of which is greater than normal domestic sewage, a surcharge in addition to the normal user charge will be collected. The surcharge for operation and maintenance including replacement is:
$0.341 per pound of BOD
$0.534 per pound of SS
Any user which discharges any toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge from the Jakes Creek Trail treatment works, or any user which discharges any substance which singly or by interaction with other substances causes identifiable increases in the cost of operation, maintenance, or replacement of the treatment works, shall pay for such increased costs. The charge to each user shall be as determined by the responsible plant operating personnel and approved by the Village.
The user charge rates established in this Article apply to all users of the Village of Indian Point's Jakes Creek Trail treatment works, regardless of the user's location.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. V, 6-14-2005]
All users shall be billed monthly. Billings for each month shall be made within thirty (30) days after the end of that month. Payments are due within fifteen (15) days of when billings are made. Any payment not received within thirty (30) days after the billing is made shall be delinquent.
A late payment penalty of ten percent (10%) of the user charge bill will be added to each delinquent bill for each thirty (30) days of delinquency. When any bill is thirty (30) days in default, rendition of water and/or sewer service to such premises shall be discontinued until such bill is paid, following due notice and due process.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. VI, 6-14-2005; Ord. No. 01-2012, 2-21-2012]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Indian Point shall review the user charge system at least annually and revise user charge rates as necessary to ensure that the system generates adequate revenues to pay the costs of operation and maintenance including replacement and that the system continues to provide for the proportional distribution of operation and maintenance including replacement costs among users and user classes.
The Board of Trustees will notify each user at least annually, in conjunction with a regular bill, of the rate being charged for operation and maintenance including replacement of the treatment works.
[Ord. No. 05-09 Art. VII, 6-14-2005; Ord. No. 02-2012, 3-29-2012]
All residential and commercial structures which are structurally complete and inhabited by March 15, 2005, and which are otherwise required to connect to the project wastewater treatment system, shall be required to pay for the cost of installation of a septic tank which meets the project engineering specifications and which is suitable for use in connecting the structure to the collection system, unless the following conditions are met:
The owner of record agrees to allow the Village or its designated representative full access to the existing septic tank for purposes of inspection, which may include excavation of said tank; said inspection to be paid for by the Village;
Said tank is either fiberglass or concrete and upon inspection, it meets the specifications for existing tanks as defined by the Village; and
The owner of record agrees to transfer ownership of said tank to the Village of Indian Point and fully executes an easement in a form to be established by the Village, said easement which allows permanent access to the components of the collection system located on the real property in question.
Payments To The Village For Tanks. For those users which have not paid the Village for the tanks for collecting solids from their wastewater, each user is responsible for paying the remaining balance of the one thousand six hundred dollars ($1,600.00) purchase price at the rate of forty-four dollars and forty-four cents ($44.44) per month until the remaining balance has been paid, with the first payment due on April 1, 2012. If any user becomes sixty (60) days delinquent, the entire unpaid balance will accelerate and the Village may use any lawful means to collect the amounts due, with costs and attorney fees.
[Ord. No. 04-2015, 6-15-2015]
For all residential and commercial structures which are structurally complete and inhabited by March 15, 2005, and which are otherwise required to connect to the project wastewater treatment system, the Village will pay for the additional costs necessary to connect the structure to the wastewater collection system, except the installation of the septic tank pursuant to Subsection (B) above. Said additional costs include but are not limited to the effluent pump and its installation and the installation of the service line from the septic tank to the main collection line. The user will be required to pay for the electricity needed to operate the effluent pump, and the Village install a separate electric meter at its own cost and said monthly bill for electricity will be added to the monthly user charge.
All residential and commercial structures which are completed and inhabitable after March 15, 2005, may be allowed to connect to the project wastewater treatment system, if the Village makes a determination that there is existing treatment capacity in the system, and if following conditions are met:
The owner of record installs a septic tank at his own cost which meets the project engineering specifications and which is suitable for use in connecting the structure to the collection system, and submits to the inspection provisions set forth in Subsection (A) above;
The owner of record pays the Village for the effluent pump and its installation, the installation of the service line from the septic tank to the main collection line, and the installation of a separate electric meter for the effluent pump;
The owner of record will be billed by the Village for these costs and will not be allowed to complete connection to the wastewater treatment system until all costs are paid in full, and the owner of record agrees that the cost of the electricity for the operation of the effluent pump will be added to the monthly user charge; and
The owner of record agrees to transfer ownership of said effluent tank to the Village of Indian Point and fully executes an easement in a form to be established by the Village, said easement which allows permanent access to the components of the collection system located on the real property in question.