[Ord. No. 965 §II, 12-5-1995]
All potable treated water purchased and/or used in bulk within the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, shall be purchased from the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, through its regulated water system. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, governmental unit or other entity whatsoever to purchase or use in bulk potable treated water within the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, from any source other than the City of Bowling Green, Missouri. "Bulk", for purposes of this Section, shall mean water in excess of one thousand (1,000) gallons per month. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the purchase, sale and/or use of bottled water within the City. "Bottled water" shall mean for the purposes of this Section potable treated water sealed within a container holding not more than fifty (50) gallons of water and which water has been produced, bottled and sealed in accordance with all regulations and provisions of the State of Missouri Department of Health.
[Ord. No. 966 §II, 12-7-1995]
No potable treated water shall be sold in bulk within the City limits of the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, by any person, firm or other entity other than the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, through its regulated water system. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, governmental unit or other entity whatsoever to sell in bulk potable treated water within the City of Bowling Green, Missouri. "Bulk", for purposes of this Section, shall mean water in excess of one thousand (1,000) gallons per month. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the sale of bottled water within the City. "Bottled water" shall mean, for purposes of this Section, potable treated water sealed within a container holding not more than fifty (50) gallons of water and which water has been produced, bottled and sealed in accordance with all regulations and provisions of the State of Missouri Department of Health. All violations of the provisions of this Section shall be subject to a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each day water shall be sold in violation thereof.
[Ord. No. 1389 §I, 11-5-2003]
The owner of all houses, buildings or other properties used for human employment, recreation, residence or other purpose which requires water, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located access to a public water system within one hundred (100) feet of the property line, is hereby required to connect to such facilities in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 1996 §705.010; Ord. No. 632 §3, 12-2-1980; Ord. No. 869 §I, 2-8-1993; Ord. No. 1059 §§I — II, 11-9-1998; Ord. No. 1492 §§I — II, 9-19-2005; Ord. No. 1535 §§I — II, 9-18-2006]
Any person or corporation desiring to make connection with the water system plant of said City or use water therefrom shall first make application to the City Water Superintendent of said City for that purpose upon a blank form or forms to be furnished by said City. Every such applicant shall state specifically and in detail the place, location and kind of connection and appendages sought, the purpose for which the water is to be used and all the plumbing and plumbing work in any manner or way connected therewith. It shall be the duty of the plumber or person installing said work, immediately upon completion thereof, to report to said City Water Superintendent in detail everything done in connection therewith, showing all the kinds of plumbing and plumbing work done and other features thereof and if any departure has been made from such permit, to specifically indicate the same. Every such person or corporation so making the connection with said system or plant or using water therefrom shall make connection and use such water and maintain the same subject at all times to the provisions and conditions of the ordinances of said City in force or to become in force at any time during the period such connections are maintained or such water is used and shall in all respects conform to the provisions and conditions of this Article. The City under the supervision of the Water Superintendent of said City will make all taps for service connections, furnish and install corporation stops, meter box complete with cover, meter yokes with stops and the necessary amount of water service pipe to extend from the water main to the meter box or curb stop. All such material for connections, pipe, meters, meter yokes and stops or their appliances shall be in conformity to the written regulations of the Board of Public Works, which said Board may from time to time promulgate, a copy of which shall be placed in the files of the City Clerk to be available for inspection. All persons requesting a water tap shall, prior to any work being performed thereon, pay a fee to the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, the City of Bowling Green, Missouri's cost for same as declared by the Director of Public Works at least quarterly and more frequently if necessary, posted in City Hall, plus ten percent (10%), for the three-quarter (¾) inch, one (1) inch and two (2) inch water meters. After payment of the aforestated fee, the person desiring the water tap shall cause the water main to be exposed at the location of the desired tap and ditch therefrom to the location of the proposed water meter upon the property of the applicant to be made, all of which excavation shall be braced and shored to ensure the safety of all persons working within such excavation to the satisfaction of the City. The City will supply a maximum of forty (40) feet of K copper water line, one (1) tapping saddle, one (1) tap, one (1) curb stop, one (1) meter setter, one (1) meter, one (1) pit, ring and lid. Any materials required in addition to the foregoing shall be supplied by the City, buy paid for by the applicant. Only City employees are authorized to install the water tap. The foregoing fee for a water tap does not include any excavation or dirt work. The applicant will comply with all requests of the City that may be necessary to safely and promptly complete the water tap project.
[CC 1996 §705.020; Ord. No. 613 §1, 11-5-1979; Ord. No. 1576 §I, 11-20-2007]
All requests for water taps which would result in water being used outside the geographic boundaries of the City limits of Bowling Green, Missouri, shall not be approved by the City Water Superintendent until he/she shall have received written approval for same from the Chairman of the Planning Commission, the Chairman of the Board of Public Works and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, in addition to his/her own approval. Any approval by the Water Superintendent without said written approval of the other officers herein stated is null and void and of no effect. The cost of said water taps shall be double that for water taps inside the City of Bowling Green, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 1390 §I, 11-5-2003; Ord. No. 1417 §I, 3-15-2004]
The size, alignment, material used in the construction of new or the replacement of the existing public water 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 most recent edition of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Public Drinking Water Program, Design Guide for Community Public Water Supplies. A permit to construct, issued by MDNR, will be received prior to construction, alteration or extension of the water system.
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City 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 Chapter.
All water line replacements under the "owner supervised program" for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources shall be a minimum diameter of six (6) inches and shall maintain a minimum pressure in accordance with the design guides of the MDNR.
[CC 1996 §705.030; Ord. No. 632 §3, 12-2-1980]
When the applicant hereunder has complied with all the provisions of the ordinances of said City and upon compliance with Section 705.010 hereof as to the payment of such tapping and installing fee, a permit shall then be issued by said City Water Superintendent authorizing the connection to be made, and all plumbing and plumbing work in any manner or way connected therewith to be done. Whenever it is desired to extend or change the work or plumbing authorized by such permit, it shall first be necessary to obtain a permit in the same manner as the permit hereinabove is obtained. All such plumbing and plumbing work shall be done by a plumber authorized by the Board of Aldermen of said City to do such plumbing. The permit shall authorize any such plumber who may be selected to do the plumbing and plumbing work in the permit described. Nothing in the permit shall be construed to permit or authorize any such connection to be made or water to be used or the same had or maintained contrary to the provisions of this Article, nor shall it authorize anything not explicitly and truthfully stated in the application. A special permit must be obtained for each connection serving a single building, residence, premises, room or place. No branches shall be used or installed unless it can be done without impairing the convenience or the main connection and if not detrimental in extinguishing fires, and for this purpose no permit for a branch shall be issued unless first authorized and approved by the Water Superintendent.
[CC 1996 §705.040; Ord. No. 610 §1, 10-8-1979]
All service lines in the street or that part between the water main and the curb stop, or the meter box when installed, shall be of materials as required by regulation of the Board of Public Works, a copy of which such regulations shall be placed on file with the City Clerk. When a meter box with a meter yoke and curb stop combined are not installed at the curb, a curb or City stop shall be installed in each service line at a convenient place in the street or place through which such connection passes wherever there are curb lines established, the City stop shall be placed at least one (1) foot inside of such curb line. In all cases it shall be located under the direction and supervision of the Water Superintendent of said City. Whenever there are a number of service lines combined in one (1) main service pipe and house services branch from this main service pipe, a sufficient number of service taps shall be made in the water main to serve the requirements of all branch service. The taps shall be made in conformance with the regulations as promulgated by the Board of Public Works and placed on file with the City Clerk. Further, all lines shall be connected to the main service line by means of connections approved by the regulations of the Board of Public Works. In all branch lines where a meter box with a combination yoke and stop is not installed where the branch line crosses the property line of the property to be served, a City stop with cut-off box shall be installed at said property line. The corporation, curb or City stops shall be made of materials conforming to the regulations promulgated by the Board of Public Works and placed on file with the City Clerk.
[CC 1996 §705.050; CC 1977 §67.040]
Whenever any permit for a connection is issued hereunder, the City Water Superintendent or some person authorized by said Water Superintendent shall tap the main or said system or plant where such connection is to be made and attached and shall make and lay the connection from said main to point of junction with meter box, install meter box or insert a City stop with cast-iron cut-off box in case the meter is not located at the curb.
[CC 1996 §705.060; CC 1977 §67.050]
It shall be the duty of said Water Superintendent at the time each application as herein required is made to enter in a book for that purpose a record of such permit, and the statements and representations of the applicant and the place, location, kind and extent of the connection to be made, the purpose for which the water is to be used, and all the plumbing and plumbing work in any manner or way connected therewith, as herein required to be given by said applicant upon making application. He/she shall also enter in a book to be kept for that purpose, and kept as a permanent record in said office of the City Water Superintendent, the report of the plumber or person installing said plumbing, showing in detail all the work done. The report and return of the plumber herein required shall be made in writing and entered of record before any water is turned on in any such connection for use, and it shall be unlawful for the plumber or any other person to turn the water on until such return is made. Any plumber failing or refusing to make any such return within five (5) days after completion of such work, or making misrepresentation therein, shall not thereafter for a period of three (3) years be permitted to act as a plumber or do plumbing work in said City.
[CC 1996 §705.070; CC 1977 §67.060]
Whenever branches are used with any such connection, the applicant for the main connection or the person or corporation in his/her succession using the same shall be responsible for all such branches and the payments of the water rents or rates herein required and for the violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter in the placing, use and maintenance of such branches.
[CC 1996 §705.080; CC 1977 §67.070]
All plumbing work and plumbing connected in any way with said water system or plant shall be done, furnished and maintained subject to the approval of said Water Superintendent, and no underground or covered work shall be covered until inspected by said Water Superintendent and approved as herein provided.
[CC 1996 §705.090; CC 1977 §67.080]
The City Water Superintendent and such person or persons authorized by said Water Superintendent shall be permitted to enter and have free access at all reasonable hours to buildings and premises, rooms or places containing any such connection, branches, plumbing or plumbing work, meters in any manner or way connected with said system or plant to ascertain the location and condition thereof and all fixtures connected therewith. If upon such inspection or otherwise it is found that on account of negligence or for want of repairs there is a waste of water in such connection, branches, meters, plumbing or plumbing work, and the owner or person in possession or charge thereof fails to have such defects immediately remedied and such waste stopped, it shall be the duty of said Water Superintendent or some person directed by him/her to leave a notice of such waste of water at the premises with some person in possession thereof, or if no one is found in possession, by posting the same upon the premises. If, after giving or posting such notice, such defects are not remedied and such waste stopped within twenty-four (24) hours, the water shall be shut off and shall not be again turned on until such defects are remedied and all bills due have been paid to said City as other payments herein made.
[CC 1996 §705.100; CC 1977 §67.090]
Persons or corporations desiring to use City water for building purposes shall make application therefor to the City Water Superintendent on a form provided by the City for that purpose. Upon a permit being granted, the main shall be tapped and the service pipes shall be carried to the meter box inside of the curb line where a meter box with a meter, City stop with a pipe leading to the surface, and a faucet placed at the end thereof above said surface shall be installed. The faucet shall be kept covered, when not in use locked. All installation shall be at the expense of the applicant. When the building is completed, the faucet and pipe shall be taken up as far as said meter box and the water shut off at that point unless permanent connection hereunder is made.
[CC 1996 §705.110; CC 1977 §67.100]
All connections and branches and plumbing and plumbing work and plumbing fixtures in any way or manner joined or attached thereto shall at all times be kept in good repair and protected from damage and injury at the expense of the applicant or person or corporation as herein provided and using same. This shall not be construed to prevent the person being responsible hereunder for the branches and all plumbing and plumbing work and fixtures connected therewith as herein provided.
[CC 1996 §705.120; CC 1977 §67.110]
All plumbers are strictly prohibited from turning the water on into such connection unless first authorized to do so by said City Water Superintendent. This shall not be construed to prevent any such plumber admitting water temporarily to test the pipes and plumbing work for which purpose only said water may be turned on.
[CC 1996 §705.130; CC 1977 §67.120]
All connections and water applied for hereunder, and all water used hereunder, shall be upon the express condition that the said City shall not be liable, nor will any claim be made against it for damages or injury caused by reason of the breaking of any main, branches, service pipe, apparatus or appurtenances connected with said system or plant, or any part or portion of said plant, or for any interruption of the supply, or by reason of the breakage of machinery, or by reason of stoppage, alterations, extensions or renewals.
[CC 1996 §705.140; Ord. No. 610 §1, 10-8-1979; Ord. No. 1206 §§I — II, 3-19-2001]
Every separate premises or dwelling shall have a service pipe installation and shall be separately metered. In no case shall a consumer extend his/her service pipes or plumbing across a street or alley or to an adjacent property in order to furnish service to such property even though such adjacent property is owned by the same party. Unless the City provides meters, each customer of water shall, at their own expense, before using any water supply through the City mains, have installed a meter of a type approved by the Director of the City's Water Department.
[Ord. No. 1206 §II(705.141), 3-19-2001]
The location of the water service line, in relation to the water main and the property to be served, shall be determined by the department.
A permanent meter box shall be installed at the customer's property line in a location determined by the department. The meter box shall be installed to match the existing land surface, unless the customer submits a written description or plan of proposed relandscaping to the department.
When it is impractical to install the meter box at the property line as determined by the Director, the water meter may be installed indoors or elsewhere on the property to be served, provided it is protected from damage or freezing and, when located indoors, is readily accessible in any unlocked room or enclosure. If a meter becomes inaccessible, in the opinion of the department, the customer must make provisions for its relocation or for a remote reading device. Regardless of its location, the customer shall be responsible for damage to the meter or its appurtenances caused by the customer's negligence or failure to properly safeguard and protect such meter and appurtenances from hazards.
The department reserves the right to relocate the water service line or any appurtenance thereof at its own expense. If the customer desires relocation, or a change in elevation, of the water service line or any appurtenances thereof, he/she shall make written request to the department and deposit the estimated cost for labor, equipment and material, plus overhead, to complete this relocation or change within the department. In the event of an over estimate, the excess will be refunded.
If the customer should relandscape his/her property making it difficult to read the meter, the department may relocate or change the elevation of the meter and meter box and charge the customer the actual cost of labor, equipment and material plus overhead thereof.
[Ord. No. 1206 §II(705.142), 3-19-2001]
Each of the following types of facilities shall comprise a metering unit and be metered individually; provided however, that the owners of a multiple-family facility shall have the option of installing a single water meter for each facility, but the rate charged for water service on such single meter shall be set forth under Subsection (C) herein.
When requesting water service, the customer may be required to furnish information as to his/her expected water demand. The department shall then determine the proper type and size of the meter to be installed. The department reserves the right to change the meter size at any time in order to improve registry of flow. All meters having openings four (4) inches in diameter or larger shall be accompanied with a properly valved meter by-pass as a part of the meter box installation.
Whenever a manufactured home park, apartment house or other multiple-family facility is served with water through a single meter, the rate for such service shall be determined as follows:
The minimum charge for service for each single meter serving multiple-family units shall be the appropriate minimum charge as set forth under Sections 705.220 and 705.250 for an individual unit multiplied by the number of residential units or lots in the case of manufactured home parks that are available for rent or purchase.
The total usage of water, beyond the total minimum usage, shall be determined by subtracting the number of minimum of gallons allowed from the total amount used. The amount will be charged at the rate per thousand gallons as stated in Section 705.220.
Total billing will then be the total of Subdivisions (1) and (2) above.
Statement for service furnished to multi-family units through a single meter shall be sent only to the person or party who requested such service and established an account with the department for such service. In no case will the department send individual statements to tenants of such facilities for their proportionate share of the service furnished.
[Ord. No. 1206 §II(705.143), 3-19-2001]
Each water meter shall, by comparison with accurate standards, be tested and calibrated by the department. If a meter shall be found inaccurate, it shall be restored to accurate condition or a new meter shall be submitted.
The customer has the right to request a special meter test at any time. If any test made at the customer's request discloses that the meter is registering correctly or within two percent (2%) of normal, the customer shall bear the expense of such test. The expense of all other tests shall be borne by the department.
Results of calibrations and tests, when requested by the customer, shall be furnished to the customer. If any meter is found to register more than two percent (2%) above or below normal, then the readings of that meter, previously taken for billing purposes, shall be corrected according to the date of meter removal and the customer's bill shall be adjusted, upward or downward as the case by be, for the corrected period.
Should the meter become defective or fail to register correctly, the quantity of water used shall be determined by the amount used during the same period of the preceding year or the average amount for the three (3) month period immediately preceding the defective registration.
[Ord. No. 1206 §II(705.144), 3-19-2001]
No person shall, without lawful authority, open any fireplug, stop cock, valve or other fixture appertaining to the City water system or shut off or let on water into or from any pipe, or injure, deface or impair any part or appurtenance of the water system. Furthermore, no person shall, without authority, set, change, remove, by-pass or make any connection to the water meter or to reconnect to the water system when such service has been disconnected for non-payment of a bill for water service, unless and until such bill for such service has been paid in full.
[CC 1996 §705.150; CC 1977 §67.140; Ord. No. 1862, 1-22-2018]
Should the meter become defective or fail to register correctly, the quantity of water used shall be determined by the amount used during the same period of the preceding year or the average amount for the three (3) month period immediately preceding the defective registration.
[CC 1996 §705.160; CC 1977 §67.160]
Said City Water Superintendent and every person authorized by him/her or by the Board of Aldermen and all meter inspectors shall have ready access to the premises, place or buildings where such meters are located for the purpose of reading, examining, testing and repairing the same and examining and testing the consumption, use and flow of water, and it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to interfere with, prevent or obstruct said Water Superintendent or such other authorized person or inspector in their work hereunder. Every consumer of City water shall take the same upon the conditions prescribed by this Article.
[CC 1996 §705.170; Ord. No. 750 §I(67.170), 12-7-1987; Ord. No. 936 §I, 8-7-1995; Ord. No. 989 §I, 10-7-1996; Ord. No. 1072 §§I — II, 1-15-1999; Ord. No. 1406 §I, 3-15-2004; Ord. No. 1838 §§ I – II, 4-17-2017]
Each consumer or owner shall deposit the sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00) with the City as a deposit for the protection of each meter installed and as security for the payment of water used. Upon any consumer discontinuing the use of City water and return of said meter so used by the said consumer or owner in as good a condition as when received or installed, reasonable wear and use being excepted, and payment of all water used in full, the deposit shall be refunded to said person, without interest. In the event the meter is damaged in any way, the cost of repair shall be deducted from such deposit or in the event the water metered through said meter is not paid for as required in these ordinances and is delinquent, then such delinquency shall be deducted from the amount of such deposit. In the event any portion of this deposit is used by the City for repair of the meter or payment of a delinquent water bill, the consumer or owner shall be notified in writing by the City Clerk upon such application of the deposit and informed that they must restore the amount of said deposit to the full sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00) within seven (7) days of the date of such notice or the water service shall be discontinued by the City until such time as the deposit is restored and all delinquencies, deposits and service charges, including the penalties provided for in Section 705.210, have been paid in full. This deposit may be returned after one (1) year if the consumer or owner is in good credit standing with the City of Bowling Green; except, for any consumer who does not own the premises in which case the deposit shall be retained until termination of service. Proof of ownership of the premises may be required to process a refund of deposit.
[CC 1996 §705.180; Ord. No. 1235 §I, 8-20-2001; Ord. No. 1407 §I, 3-15-2004]
All fees presented to customers of the City water service shall be due and payable at the office of the City Collector at City Hall. All monthly billing shall be due and payable on or before the tenth (10th) day of the month for each month of the calendar year for the previous month's usage as billed. An invoice shall be mailed to each customer no later than ten (10) days prior to the tenth (10th) day of the month.
[CC 1996 §705.190; Ord. No. 937 §I, 8-7-1995; Ord. No. 1203 §I, 2-26-2001; Ord. No. 1235 §III, 8-20-2001; Ord. No. 1408 §I, 3-15-2004; Ord. No. 1658 §§I — II, 9-20-2010]
If any bill for water and/or sewer service shall remain due and unpaid after the due date of the rendition thereof, an additional charge of five percent (5%) will be added to the bill. All bills not paid before the twenty-first (21st) day of the billing month shall be declared delinquent and a non-payment fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) shall be assessed to the account. A second (2nd) invoice shall be mailed to each customer for delinquent accounts no later than five (5) days prior to the twenty-first (21st) day of the month. The service to the delinquent account shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until all past due fees, interest and non-payment fees are paid in full by occupant, user and/or owner of the premises. Any financial agreements on delinquent accounts for extraordinary hardships shall be made for no longer than three (3) months with the approval of the Mayor and/or City Administrator. "Extraordinary hardships" shall mean a water leak, hospitalization, medical reasons or death. Any arrangements for longer terms must be approved by the Board of Aldermen.
Notwithstanding the above, not more than once in a calendar year, the non-payment fee shall be waived on any bill for water and/or sewer service which has become delinquent.
[CC 1996 §705.195; Ord. No. 1409 §I, 3-15-2004]
A third (3rd) and final invoice shall be mailed to each customer and/or property owner after disconnection of a delinquent account no later than the end of the following month for payment due. No service shall be applied for a customer and/or property owner at any other premises if a delinquent account remains due. The customer and/or property owner shall be responsible for the delinquent account before service will be reinstated for the premises.
[CC 1996 §705.200; CC 1977 §67.200]
Nothing in this Article shall prevent the City from changing or altering the provisions hereof, and said City shall have and retain the authority from time to time to change, increase, decrease or improve said system and plant or any part or portion thereof or to establish new or different rates, rents, regulations or provisions concerning the use of said water or said system or plant or to change the source of supply or to alter, amend, change or repeal the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 1996 §705.210; CC 1977 §67.210; Ord. No. 937 §I, 8-7-1995]
For violations of the provisions of this Article unless otherwise specified or for refusal or neglect to observe the provisions thereof, the City Water Superintendent shall have the power and he/she is hereby given authority to shut off the supply of water, and the same shall not be turned on again until such person or corporation complies with all the provisions of this Article and shall pay a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) as other fees herein are paid, and when these conditions have been complied with, the Water Superintendent shall turn said water on again, and where such conditions are not complied with and such water is not turned on again hereunder, all rents paid in advance shall be retained by said City and no claim or demand shall be made therefor. The provisions of this Section shall be in addition to other penalties and punishments provided, and the same may be enforced notwithstanding a fine or penalty has been assessed, collected or is liable to or can be assessed or collected hereunder. It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to turn or cause, suffer or permit to be turned on the water so shut off hereunder or use any City water without having complied with the provisions of this Article and obtained a permit to do so from said City Water Department. The provisions of this Article shall be accepted and held to be approved by every consumer using City water hereunder.
[CC 1996 §705.220; Ord. No. 731 §I, 10-6-1986; Ord. No. 908 §I, 11-30-1994; Ord. No. 997 §I, 11-7-1996; Ord. No. 1045 §I, 6-8-1998; Ord. No. 1391 §§I — II, 11-5-2003; Ord. No. 1447 §I, 9-20-2004; Ord. No. 1494 §I, 9-19-2005; Ord. No. 1536 §I, 9-18-2006; Ord. No. 1573 §I, 9-17-2006; Ord. No. 1579 §I, 12-17-2007; Ord. No. 1609 §I, 9-22-2008; Ord. No. 1641 §I, 9-24-2009; Ord. No. 1663 §I, 9-20-2010; Ord. No. 1703 §I, 9-27-2012]
Rates. The minimum user charge per billing cycle shall be fourteen dollars and one cent ($14.01). In addition, each customer shall pay a user rate charge of eleven dollars and eighty cents ($11.80) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of water.
[Ord. No. 1765 §I, 9-15-2014; Ord. No. 1790 §I, 9-30-2015; Ord. No. 1813 §I, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 1851 § I, 9-18-2017; Ord. No. 1882, 9-27-2018]
Methods Of Calculating Said Rates.
The user charge system shall generate adequate annual revenues to pay the cost of annual operation and maintenance, including replacement, and cost associated with debt retirement of bonded capital associated with financing the water system which the City may by ordinance designate to be paid by the user charge system. That portion of the total user charge which is designated for operation and maintenance including replacement of the water system 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 this Section, shall be deposited in a separate non-lapsing fund known as the Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Fund and will be kept in two (2) primary accounts as follows:
An account designated for the specific purpose of defraying operation and maintenance costs, excluding replacement of the treatment works (Operation and Maintenance Account).
The Replacement Account shall be an account designated for the purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the water system. Deposits in the Replacement Account shall be made at least annually in the amount of twenty-three thousand four hundred eighty-one dollars ($23,481.00) annually.
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.
The City shall review the user charge system 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 in accordance with Appendix A, B and C on file in the City offices.
The City 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.
[CC 1996 §705.225; Ord. No. 997 §IV, 11-7-1996; Ord. No. 1129 §III, 11-8-1999; Ord. No. 1169 §III, 10-16-2000; Ord. No. 1320 §III, 9-23-2002; Ord. No. 1371 §III, 9-22-2003; Ord. No. 1439 §I, 7-26-2004; Ord. No. 1488 §I, 8-15-2005; Ord. No. 1537 §I, 9-18-2006; Ord. No. 1572 §I, 9-17-2007; Ord. No. 1601 §I, 6-25-2008; Ord. No. 1629 §I, 5-27-2009; Ord. No. 1674 §I, 7-18-2011; Ord. No. 1732 §I, 7-15-2013; Ord. No. 1755 §I, 7-21-2014; Ord. No. 1887, 2-25-2019]
The rates required and to be charged and collected for water sold to contract customer, State of Missouri, for water used at the Northeast Correctional Center (NECC) and the use and services of the water system of the said City shall be as follows:
Basic water service (operation and maintenance), a minimum bill shall be $8.79 per one thousand gallons for two hundred sixty thousand (260,000) gallons per day figured on a monthly basis and for all water exceeding the minimum up to three hundred ninety-five thousand (395,000) gallons per day.
[CC 1996 §705.230; Ord. No. 667 §3, 1-10-1983; Ord. No. 908 §II, 11-30-1994; Ord. No. 997 §II, 11-7-1996; Ord. No. 1045 §II, 6-8-1998; Ord. No. 1146 §I, 5-15-2000; Ord. No. 1410 §I, 3-15-2004; Ord. No. 1595 §I, 4-7-2008]
The water rate for water hauled directly from the water plant shall be nine dollars sixty-six cents ($9.66) per one thousand (1,000) gallons or fraction thereof.
[CC 1996 §705.240; Ord. No. 731 §II, 10-6-1986; Ord. No. 908 §III, 11-30-1994; Ord. No. 997 §III, 11-7-1996; Ord. No. 1045 §III, 6-8-1998; Ord. No. 1392 §I, 11-5-2003; Ord. No. 1576 §II, 11-20-2007; Ord. No. 1579 §II, 12-17-2007; Ord. No. 1609 §II, 9-22-2008; Ord. No. 1641 §II, 9-24-2009; Ord. No. 1663 §II, 9-20-2010; Ord. No. 1703 §II, 9-27-2012; Ord. No. 1765 §II, 9-15-2014; Ord. No. 1790 §II, 9-30-2015; Ord. No. 1813 §II, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 1851 § II, 9-18-2017; Ord. No. 1882, 9-27-2018]
The rates required to be charged and collected for water sold outside the City limits of the City of Bowling Green, Missouri, shall be based upon the quantity of water used as the same is measured by a water meter of said City, according to the following schedule of monthly water charges.
The minimum user charge per billing cycle shall be twenty dollars and seven cents ($20.07). In addition each customer shall pay a user charge of seventeen dollars and seventy-one cents ($17.71) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of water.
[Ord. No. 1333 §§I — II, 11-18-2002; Ord. No. 1383 §§I — II, 9-22-2003; Ord. No. 1395 §§I — II, 11-5-2003; Ord. No. 1447 §III, 9-20-2004; Ord. No. 1494 §III, 9-19-2005; Ord. No. 1536 §III, 9-18-2006; Ord. No. 1573 §III, 9-17-2007; Ord. No. 1609 §III, 9-22-2008; Ord. No. 1641 §III, 9-24-2009; Ord. No. 1663 §III, 9-20-2010; Ord. No. 1703 §III, 9-27-2012; Ord. No. 1765 §III, 9-15-2014; Ord. No. 1790 §III, 9-30-2015; Ord. No. 1813 §III, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 1851 § III, 9-18-2017; Ord. No. 1882, 9-27-2018]
In accordance with the Contract with Ameren UE, the City is to provide water to Ameren UE at the overhead and maintenance cost per 1,000 gallons as calculated each year. Accordingly, water usage by Ameren UE for 2018/2019 shall be paid in the amount of eleven dollars and eighty-seven cents ($11.87) per one thousand (1,000) gallons.
[CC 1996 §705.250; Ord. No. 865 §I, 11-9-1992; Ord. No. 910 §I, 12-9-1994]
In addition to all other charges for the use of water, each user of water shall pay to the City of Bowling Green to reimburse said City for its expense incurred in administering the State of Missouri required public drinking water program the sums as set by the State regardless of the amount of water consumed. The water bills shall show such expense separately upon the bill as a Missouri primacy fee.
[CC 1996 §705.270; CC 1977 §67.260]
The occupant and user of premises receiving water service and the owner of the premises shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for such water service rendered on said premises. The City shall have the power to sue the occupant or 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.
[Ord. No. 1299 §I, 6-17-2002]
If the owner of the premises being served with water and/or sewerage services does not also occupy the premises and the occupant of the premises receives the monthly billings for such utility service, any notice of termination of such utility services for failure to pay for same shall be sent to both the occupant and the owner of the premises receiving such service, if such owner has requested, in writing, to receive any notice of termination and has provided the City with the owner's address to which such notice shall be sent. If the owner has not requested notice in writing prior the notice of termination or if it has not provided an address for such notice, then notice to the owner is not required. Notice to the owner at the address, which the owner provides, shall be sufficient compliance with the provisions of this Article.