City of Billings, MO
Christian County
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[CC 1975 §18-70; Ord. No. 1033 §1(18-70), 5-12-2005; Ord. No. 10-08(700.050) §1, 5-13-2010]
A. 
The monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and thirty cents ($.30) per one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
B. 
Commencing on January 1, 2011, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be fifteen dollars seventy-five cents ($15.75) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and thirty-two cents ($.32) per hundred gallons thereafter.
C. 
Commencing on January 1, 2012, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be sixteen dollars fifty cents ($16.50) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and thirty-four cents ($.34) per hundred gallons thereafter.
D. 
Commencing on January 1, 2013, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be seventeen dollars thirty cents ($17.30) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and thirty-six cents ($.36) per hundred gallons thereafter.
E. 
Commencing on January 1, 2014, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be eighteen dollars fifteen cents ($18.15) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and thirty-eight cents ($.38) per hundred gallons thereafter.
F. 
Commencing on January 1, 2015, and on each January first (1st) thereafter, the rate for two thousand (2,000) gallons or less shall be increased by five percent (5%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) and shall be increased five percent (5%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) for each one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
[CC 1975 §18-71; Ord. No. 1034 §1(18-71), 5-12-2005; Ord. No. 10-08(700.060) §2, 5-13-2010]
A. 
The monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and thirty-five cents ($.35) per one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
B. 
Commencing on January 1, 2011, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be fifteen dollars seventy-five cents ($15.75) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and thirty-seven cents ($.37) per hundred gallons thereafter.
C. 
Commencing on January 1, 2012, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be sixteen dollars fifty cents ($16.50) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and thirty-nine cents ($.39) per hundred gallons thereafter.
D. 
Commencing on January 1, 2013, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be seventeen dollars thirty cents ($17.30) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and forty-one cents ($.41) per hundred gallons thereafter.
E. 
Commencing on January 1, 2014, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial water and water service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be eighteen dollars fifteen cents ($18.15) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and forty-three cents ($.43) per hundred gallons thereafter.
F. 
Commencing on January 1, 2015, and on each January first (1st) thereafter, the rate for one thousand (1,000) gallons or less shall be increased by five percent (5%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) and shall be increased five percent (5%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) for each one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
[CC 1975 §18-72; Ord. No. 1019 §2(18-72), 9-9-2004; Ord. No. 10-08(700.070) §3, 5-13-2010]
The meter deposit charged by the City for residential water users shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) for property owners and one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for tenants; and meter deposits for commercial water users shall be in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
[CC 1975 §18-73; Ord. No. 1035 §1, 5-12-2005; Ord. No. 10-08(700.080) §4, 5-13-2010]
A. 
The monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and fifty cents ($.50) per hundred gallons thereafter.
B. 
Commencing on January 1, 2011, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be eleven dollars ($11.00) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and fifty-five cents (.55) per hundred gallons thereafter.
C. 
Commencing on January 1, 2012, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be twelve dollars ($12.00) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and sixty cents ($.60) per hundred gallons thereafter.
D. 
Commencing on January 1, 2013, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be fourteen dollars fifty cents ($14.50) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and sixty-five cents ($.65) per hundred gallons thereafter.
E. 
Commencing on January 1, 2014, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for residential sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be sixteen dollars ($16.00) for the first two thousand (2,000) or less gallons and seventy cents ($.70) per hundred gallons thereafter.
F. 
Commencing on January 1, 2015, and on each January first (1st) thereafter, the rate for two thousand (2,000) gallons or less shall be increased by ten percent (10%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) and shall be increased ten percent (10%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) for each one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
[Ord. No. 10-08(700.085) §5, 5-13-2010]
A. 
The monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and sixty cents ($.60) per one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
B. 
Commencing on January 1, 2011, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be eleven dollars ($11.00) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and sixty-six cents ($.66) per hundred gallons thereafter.
C. 
Commencing on January 1, 2012, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be twelve dollars ($12.00) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and seventy-two cents ($.72) per hundred gallons thereafter.
D. 
Commencing on January 1, 2013, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be fourteen dollars fifty cents ($14.50) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and eighty cents ($.80) per hundred gallons thereafter.
E. 
Commencing on January 1, 2014, the monthly rates which shall be charged and collected by the City for commercial sewer service furnished by the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City shall be sixteen dollars ($16.00) for the first one thousand (1,000) or less gallons and eighty-eight cents ($.88) per hundred gallons thereafter.
F. 
Commencing on January 1, 2015, and on each January first (1st) thereafter, the rate for one thousand (1,000) gallons or less shall be increased by ten percent (10%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) and shall be increased ten percent (10%) over the rate charged the previous January first (1st) for each one hundred (100) gallons thereafter.
[CC 1975 §18-74]
The Governing Body of the City of Billings, Missouri, hereby finds and determines that the rates, fees and charges for the use and services of the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City are necessary and adequate at this time to meet the requirements of Sections 250.010 to 250.250, inclusive, RSMo., as are hereinbefore specified.
[CC 1975 §18-75; Ord. No. 1019 §2(18-75), 9-9-2004]
All water meters shall be read and bills for water and sewerage services shall be rendered monthly as such services accrue. The City Clerk or other officer or representative of the City designated to prepare and render bills for water and sewerage service shall calculate monthly the amount of each bill for water service and shall add thereto the amount of such customer's bill for sewerage service and shall render monthly to each customer a combined bill for such water and sewerage services. All such bills shall be due and payable at City Hall during the regular hours of business from and after the date of the rendition thereof.
[CC 1975 §18-76; Ord. No. 1036 §1(18-76), 5-12-2005]
All bills for water and/or sewerage service sent to any residential or commercial user of water and/or sewer services provided by the City shall be due and payable in full by the fifteenth (15th) day of the month in which said bill is sent. A penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bill shall be added to all bills which remain unpaid after the fifteenth (15th) day of the month. All bills which remain unpaid after the twenty-first (21st) day of any month shall have an additional penalty of twenty dollars ($20.00) added thereto.
[CC 1975 §18-77; Ord. No. 1036 §1(18-77), 5-12-2005; Ord. No. 10-6 §1, 4-8-2010]
If any bill for water and/or sewerage services, or any penalty described in Section 700.110, shall remain unpaid after the twenty-eighth (28th) day of any month, service to such residential or commercial user shall be disconnected and shall not be reconnected until all bills for past and present services, together with all penalties, have been paid in full.
A. 
Sewerage services, water services, or water and sewerage services combined shall be deemed to be furnished to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service and, except as otherwise provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, the City shall have 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 less any deposit that is held by the City for such services plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court.
B. 
When the occupant is delinquent in payment for thirty (30) days, the City shall make a good faith effort to notify the owner of the premises receiving such service of the delinquency and the amount thereof. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, when an occupant is delinquent more than ninety (90) days, the owner shall not be liable for sums due for more than ninety (90) days of service. Any notice of termination of service shall be sent to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service.
C. 
The provisions of this Section shall apply only to residences that have their own private water and sewer lines. In instances where several residences share a common water or sewer line, the owner of the real property upon which the residences sit shall be liable for water and sewer expenses.
D. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any water provider who terminates service due to delinquency of payment by a consumer shall not be liable for any civil or criminal damages.
E. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to unapplied-for utility services. As used in this Subsection, "unapplied-for utility services" means services requiring application by the property owner and acceptance of such application by the utility prior to the establishment of an account. The property owner is billed directly for the services provided, and as a result, any delinquent payment of a bill becomes the responsibility of the property owner rather than the occupant.
[CC 1975 §18-78]
Application for water and sewerage services shall be made to the City Clerk or other person designated by the Board of Aldermen by the owner or occupant of the property to be served, and upon approval of such application, such applicant shall have the right to connect with the City's combined waterworks and sewerage system, all costs of such connection to be borne by such applicant. The Board of Aldermen may hereafter prescribe a connection charge to be paid by any such applicant at the time of his/her application.
[CC 1975 §18-79]
The occupant and user of the premises receiving water and sewerage services, or either of them, 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 receive any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court.
[CC 1975 §18-80]
Water service shall be supplied only through water meters installed and meeting the City's specifications and only one (1) connection shall be permitted to each water meter. No free water service or sewerage service shall be furnished to any premises, or the owner or occupant thereof, except to the City itself and in the event that the revenues derived by the City from its combined waterworks and sewerage system shall at any time prove insufficient to pay the interest on and principal of the combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds of the City issued to construct, extend or improve such system or any part thereof and to establish and maintain reasonable reserves as provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds, then the City will thereafter pay a fair and reasonable charge for all water and sewer services, or water service or sewerage service, furnished the City or any of its departments by the combined waterworks and sewerage system and such payments will continue so long as the same may be necessary in order to prevent any default in the payment of the interest on or principal of the combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds of the City or while any such default shall exist.
[CC 1975 §18-81; Ord. No. 1019 §2(18-81), 9-9-2004; Ord. No. 10-08(700.160) §6, 5-13-2010]
City personnel shall read the meters not later than the last week of each month and the City shall mail a combined water and sewer service bill to each consumer on the first (1st) business day of the following month. Bills sent out by the City Clerk shall become delinquent after the fifteenth (15th) of the month in which they are issued. On bills not paid by the fifteenth (15th) of the month, the consumer will be mailed a second (2nd) notice on the twentieth (20th) of the month. In the event any date mentioned herein falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday, their the day following is to be substituted.
[CC 1975 §18-82]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to tamper with any water main, water meter or sewer line or to make any connection to the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City without written permission from the City or to reconnect service when service has been discontinued for non-payment of a bill for service.