City of El Paso, IL
Woodford County
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The combined waterworks and sewerage system in the City shall be maintained and operated as a separate department and hereafter in this chapter shall be referred to as the "Department."
A charge shall be made to the residents of the City which shall be reasonable for the use and service of the waterworks and sewerage system, as may be determined from time to time by ordinance adopted by the City.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The Director of Public Service shall have supervision over all buildings, sewers, manholes, mains, treatment works, wells, appurtenances, and equipment used in the furnishing of waterworks and sewerage service in the City and shall see that the object and purposes of the Waterworks and Sewerage Department are carried out and that the waterworks and sewerage system is conducted on an economical businesslike basis; and for this purpose, it shall be the duty of the Director and all of the officers, employees and servants of the Department to enforce all of the provisions of this chapter and to observe and obey and carry out the orders and directions of the Council. The Director shall prepare and keep at the City Hall a complete atlas of the waterworks and sewerage system with all connections and other appurtenances distinctly recorded therein.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The Director of Public Service and other officers and employees of the Waterworks and Sewerage Department shall receive as compensation for their service amounts to be fixed by the Council from time to time.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The Director of Public Service shall, not later than the fifth day of each and every month or oftener if required, submit a report in writing to the Council listing therein, but not limited to, the following data:
A. 
Applications for service approved.
B. 
Number of metered and unmetered customers connected to the system at the beginning and the end of the period.
C. 
Details of any major repairs and extensions to the system or other facts pertinent to his duties in the conduct of his office.
The City Treasurer shall keep or cause to be kept full and complete books of accounts separate and apart from any other records of his office showing in detail all monies received by him for the Waterworks and Sewerage Department with dates and sources. He shall also keep such other books relating to the Waterworks and Sewerage Department as the Council may from time to time direct.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The Director of Public Service or such officer or employees of the Waterworks and Sewerage Department as the Council shall direct, shall read water meters of the City, issue water and sewer connection permits, and shall perform such other duties as now are or may hereafter be imposed upon him by law or the ordinances of the City.
A. 
Any person desiring to make any connection with the waterworks and sewerage system or plant or have the use thereof shall first make application to the Director of Public Service upon a blank form or forms furnished by the Department. The application shall contain an agreement on the part of the applicant that all the rules, regulations, conditions and provisions of any ordinance relating to the waterworks and sewerage system shall be complied with; that all water and sewerage rates, assessments and rents and all fines and penalties assessed, charged or imposed against the applicant upon the property described in the application shall be paid. When the applicant hereunder has complied with all of the provisions of the ordinances of the City, a permit shall then be issued by the Director of Public Service authorizing the connection to be made and specifying the size thereof.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
B. 
No building sewer shall be laid or used to serve two or more owners of buildings.
C. 
No building water service shall be laid or used to serve two or more owners of premises or buildings.
D. 
A building sewer permit will only be issued and a sewer connection shall only be allowed if it can be demonstrated that the downstream sewerage facilities, including sewers, pump stations and wastewater treatment facilities, have sufficient reserve capacity to adequately and efficiently handle the additional anticipated waste load.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The Director of Public Service and every person authorized by him and all inspectors shall have ready access to the premises, place or buildings served by the waterworks and sewerage system and it is unlawful for any person to interfere with, prevent or obstruct the Director of Public Service or such other person or inspector in his work hereunder. Every user of the waterworks and sewerage system shall use the same upon the conditions prescribed in this chapter.