Town of Carrollton, MO
Carroll County
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[Cover page of Ord. No. 1063, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Carrollton Municipal Utilities is dedicated to helping its customers realize optimum value and utility from their electrical and water service. To accomplish this, CMU must effectively utilize its production and supply capabilities while insuring safe, reliable, and consistent service to all its customers. Experience has shown that uniform standards for installation, wiring and system design are the best way to accomplish our common goals. These standards and requirements are not intended to be burdensome, but to assist in expediting service connections and establishing appropriate customer classifications for service and billing.
B. 
CMU will not connect customers service to and will terminate existing service if visually found to be a hazard to any facility, service connection or equipment belonging to the Utility.
C. 
This Article is offered to assist customers, contractors, engineers, wiremen and architects in planning electric and water installations. It is not intended to ensure adequacy and safety of the customer's own wiring and equipment.
D. 
No set of rules or instructions will cover all conditions. Due to constant progress in the development of materials and methods, some procedures outlined herein may be modified. Upon request, information will be supplied concerning changes and revisions. Persons making regular use of this Article should maintain contact with the Utility.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 1, 2-16-2004]
The following terms, when used in this Article, in rate schedules and in service agreements, shall, unless otherwise indicated therein, have the meanings given below:
BOARD
The Board of Public Works, Carrollton Missouri. In the event a customer or potential customer should desire to appeal any management action inconsistent with this Article, an appeal must be made in person to the Board for a hearing. The decision of the Board is final and binding and no further appeal will be authorized by these policies.
BUILDING
A single structure that is unified in its entirety, both physically and in operation. Separate structures on the same tract of land, or separate structures on adjoining tracts of land (even though separated by a public or private way), may be considered as a building if such separate structures are physically joined by an enclosed and unobstructed passageway at or above ground level and both are occupied and used by the customer for one (1) single business enterprise.
CMU
Carrollton Municipal Utilities.
COUNCIL
The duly elected council of the Town of Carrollton, Missouri, and any successor of such body having governmental responsibility of the subject matter hereof.
CREDIT MANAGER
An office employee of the Utility with delegated authority and responsibility for utility service arrangements connects and disconnects, credit, collections and account adjustments.
CUSTOMER
Any person applying for, receiving, using, or agreeing to take a class of service supplied by the Utility under one (1) rate schedule at a single point of delivery at and for use within the premises either occupied by such persons, or as may, with the consent of the Utility, be designated in the service application or by other means acceptable to the Utility.
CUSTOMER'S INSTALLATION
All wiring, plumbing, appliances and apparatuses of every kind and nature on the customer's premises on the customer's side of the point of delivery (except the Utility's meter installation) used by or useful to the customer in connection with the receipt and utilization of service supplied by the Utility. Normally a residential customer's wiring or plumbing installation terminates on the load side of the service connection, except for the meter and meter case or socket of which the Utility retains ownership. The customer will provide CMU with a written easement for the installation and maintenance of the service at no charge to CMU. If said easement is not granted, CMU will not provide the service.
IN LIEU OF TAX
A free service benefit given to the Town of Carrollton by the Municipal Utilities. These services include but are not limited to street lighting, all lighting pertaining to the Town Parks and baseball diamonds, municipal buildings and water for the municipal swimming pool, street cleaning and flushing of sewer mains; also financing and maintenance of the Carrollton Industrial Park.
METER INSTALLATION
The meter or meters, together with auxiliary devices, if any, constituting the complete installation needed by the Utility to measure the class of service supplied to a customer at a single point of delivery.
MONTH
An interval of approximately thirty (30) days, unless specified or appearing from the context to be a calendar month.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, public or private corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, governmental agency or other legal entity recognized by law.
POINT OF DELIVERY
The point at which the Utility's conductors and/or equipment (other than the Utility's meter installation) make a service connection with the customer's installation, unless otherwise specified in the customer's service agreement. Normally, for a residence customer, the point of delivery is at the point where the Utility's service facilities terminate.
PREMISES
That separate walled portion of a single building undivided by any common area, or that separate portion of a single contiguous tract of land (including all improvements thereon) undivided by any way used by the public, which portion is occupied by the customer, or as may, with the consent of the Utility, be designated in the service application or by other means acceptable to the Utility. All common areas in any such building and on any such tract of land may be deemed by the Utility to be occupied by the owner or lessee of such building or tract of land or his/her authorized agent, as another customer. A "common area" shall include all halls, lobbies, passageways and other areas of a building or a tract of land used or usable by persons other than the customer.
RURAL CUSTOMER
A customer taking service that lives outside of the corporate Town limits as platted and recorded as such in connection with residential or farming purposes or other agricultural pursuits.
SERVICE AGREEMENT
The application, agreement or contract, express or implied, pursuant to which the Utility supplies services to the customer.
SERVICE TERRITORY
All areas included within that portion of the territory within the State in which the Utility is duly authorized by Missouri Statutes to supply its utility service.
UTILITY
The Board of Public Works, Carrollton Municipal Utilities, Carrollton, Missouri. Pursuant to 91.450, RSMo., and Chapter 140, Article IV, of this Code, any successor or assignee thereof, acting through its duly authorized officers, agents or employees within the scope of their respective duties and authorities.
UTILITY SERVICE
The availability of electric power and water service supplied by the Utility at a point of delivery within the Utility's service territory on or near the customer's premises, at approximately the standard voltage and frequency flow and pressure for a class of service made available by the Utility in that area, which source is adequate to meet the customer's requirements as stated or implied in the customer's service agreement, irrespective of whether or not the customer makes use of such service.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 2, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Application For Service. A customer applying for service may, at the request of the Utility, furnish sufficient information on the size and characteristics of the load and the location of the premises to be served and such additional information as to enable the Utility to designate the class of service it will supply to the customer, and the conditions under which they will be supplied. A separate application shall be made for each class of service to a customer at each premises of the customer. Identification must be presented at time of application for service or withdrawal of deposits, provisions of the customer's service agreement which shall also include the provisions of the Utility's applicable rate schedule, rules and regulations in effect, general orders and any special contract with the customer. The taking of service by a customer will constitute acceptance of, and an agreement to be bound by, all such provisions. The Utility may require all or any portion of the customer's service agreement to be executed in writing on a form furnished by the Utility.
B. 
Modifications. A service agreement shall be subject to modifications and shall be deemed modified from time to time during the term thereof in accordance with all applicable changes in the Utility rate schedule, rules and regulations, as authorized by law.
C. 
Term. Normally, all service agreements shall be effective for a minimum initial term of one (1) year from the date of service commences and after the initial term of one (1) year shall continue form month to month until terminated by the customer, except such termination shall not relieve the customer of any minimum bills.
D. 
Unusual Loads. When the customer's load requirements are unusually large or otherwise necessitate a substantial investment by the Utility in special or additional equipment or facilities to serve the customer's requirements, a payment by the customer will be required to be deposited before construction. The charges and amount required will be at the Utility's discretion to protect the investment of the Utility.
E. 
Temporary Service. Where a secondary voltage source exist, the customer shall pay to the Utility the Utility-estimated cost of connecting and disconnecting its facilities to supply a temporary power service. A temporary service installation may include an overhead extension of secondary lines, transformer, service conductors, and metering equipment. The Utility will require payment of a deposit in advance of three hundred dollars ($300.00). This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise. The deposit and payment of usage of electric power will be the owners' responsibility. The customer will notify the Utility one (1) week in advance before service is needed. Meters will be located at the nearest power source on a pole or otherwise approved location by the Utility. The customer will provide a suitable disconnect with no less than twenty-four (24) inches of conductors extending out to be connected to the meter.
F. 
Credit Regulations. A cash deposit or other credit arrangement to secure the prompt payment of utility service bills may be required by the Utility as a condition of supplying or continuing to supply utility service to a customer. A deposit of three hundred dollars ($300.00) is required to the Utility plus any other charges under Subsection (E) or any other arrangements by the Utility and the customer. The Utility, at its discretion, may modify such arrangements and may refund any cash deposit at anytime when the customer has established a credit rating satisfactory to the Utility. Upon termination of the utility service to a customer, the Utility shall refund to the customer the amount of any cash deposit remaining after the application of such deposit to any indebtedness of the customer to the Utility. No interest shall accrue or be payable on any such deposit held by the Utility. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise.
G. 
Customer Insolvency. A service agreement shall, at the option of the Utility, cease and terminate and all amounts due the Utility thereunder shall become immediately payable without further notice in case any act of bankruptcy, either voluntary or involuntary, is filed by or against the customer. In case of a bankruptcy, the customer will not be considered a prospective good credit risk and, therefore, will not be considered for lower or refundable deposits.
H. 
Succession And Assignment. A service agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the customer's successors by operation of law but shall not be assignable voluntarily by the customer. Deposits cannot be reassigned to another party without consent of the Utility. The responsibility for past due bills follow not only the owner, tenant, landlord, or occupant of the property, but also the property itself. In other words, if a bill is unpaid at a particular location, service will not be reconnected or reestablished at that location unless the previous bill is paid.
I. 
Authority. The Superintendent shall make recommendations to the Board of Public Works to amend, alter, waive or change any of these rules and regulations in order to adjust to operating procedures, costs and changes in State and Federal laws. The decision of the Board is final and binding. No other representative, agent or employee of the Utility shall have authority to amend, alter, waive or change any of these rules and regulations or otherwise bind the Utility by promises or representations contrary to this Subsection.
J. 
Minors. Minors [under twenty-one (21) years of age] may be required by the Utility to have an acceptable cosigner of a service agreement.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 3, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Supplying Utility Service. Except as otherwise provided by Sections 715.090 and 715.100 hereof, utility service will be supplied by the Utility under an available rate schedule only at such premises as are adjacent to the Utility's existing distribution facilities which are adequate and suitable as to capacity flow, pressure, voltage, phase and other characteristics to supply utility service for the requirements of the customer, unless special arrangements are made between customer and the Utility. The customer will provide the Utility with a written easement for the installation and maintenance of the service at no charge to the Utility. If said easement is not granted, the Utility will not provide the service.
B. 
Class Of Electric Service. Except as may be otherwise provided under an applicable and available rate schedule of the Utility, all electric service will be supplied in the form of sixty (60) cycles alternating current, and a primary and secondary electric service, which will be designated by the Utility, will depend on the location, size, type and other characteristics of the customer's load requirement.
C. 
Electric Line Construction.
1. 
General.
a. 
In order to assure uniformly satisfactory service to all customers, it is important that the customer follow the requirements for the customer's utilization equipment contained herein. These requirements are not unduly restrictive and can be met by commercially available equipment. The customer shall use the electric service supplied by the Utility with due regard to the effect of such service on its other customers and on the facilities and equipment of the Utility. The Utility may refuse to supply electric service or may suspend electric service to a customer without notice if the customer's installation is in an unsafe or dangerous condition or is so designed or operated as to disturb the electric service supplied by the Utility to other customers. Equipment with excessive starting currents, or that has intermittent or rapidly fluctuating load characteristics, shall not be connected to the utilities without prior arrangements with the Utility. If the customer requires the installation of a transformer or additional transformers in excess of 100 kva, the customer will pay for the cost of the transformer or transformers along with an applicable cost from the Utility for the connection (labor, materials, etc). Subject to the approval of the Superintendent, customers may use transformer installations owned by the Carrollton Municipal Utilities and shall pay a monthly rental of twenty five cents ($0.25) per kva. The customer shall be solely responsible for the use of Carrollton Municipal Utilities equipment and any damage to said equipment resulting from the customers negligence or misuse shall be at the customer's sole cost and expense.
b. 
In order that the Utility's lines and equipment may be checked for adequacy, the customer must notify the Utility whenever single-phase motors larger than seven and one-half (7 1/2) horsepower, heating or cooling appliances greater than ten (10) kilowatts, or any special or unusual equipment is to be installed.
c. 
The electric service is subject to occasional rapid voltage variations, which may adversely affect the operations of sensitive controls on a customer's electrical equipment. Devices are available for use with most electrical equipment that will minimize the effect of such disturbances. It is the customer's responsibility for the installation and maintenance of these devices which will be installed on the customer's side of the meter. The Utility will not assume liability for damage to the customer's equipment nor to disturbances in any customer process arising from such variations. When the customer installs lighting arresters, they must either be connected to his/her facilities on the load side of his/her maintenance fuses or circuit breakers or be of the ground lead disconnecting type. The Utility reserves the right to place any transmission or distribution line underground where it is more economical or convenient for the Utility to do so.
2. 
Motor-Starting Limitations.
a. 
Single-Phase 120/240 Volts. Single or multiple motors shall be limited to any instant inrush to fifty (50) amperes at one hundred twenty (120) volts or one hundred fifty (150) amperes at two hundred forty (240) volts. This applies to air-conditioning units. The running power factor of motors shall not be less than eighty-five percent (85%).
b. 
Three-Phase Limitations. For three-phase, 60-hertz motors to be operated from a two hundred forty (240) or four hundred eighty (480) volt supply, the permissible starting inrush is limited by the effect on other motors and on the distribution systems of the customer and the Utility. The customer must notify the Utility of the maximum size and type of motor to be served, as well as the aggregate of all motor loads, so the Utility may assure proper service to all customers on its affected distribution system. For three-phase, 60-hertz motors to be operated from one hundred twenty/two hundred eight (120/208) volt, four-wire supply, the permissible starting rush is limited by the effect on lighting and other equipment connected at one hundred twenty (120) volts and on the distribution systems of the customer and the Utility. The customer must notify the Utility of the maximum size and type of motor to be served, the aggregate of all motor loads, and the type of lighting and other equipment to be served at one hundred twenty (120) volts so the Utility may assure proper service to all customers on the affected distribution system. In either case, a limitation on the motor inrush current may be necessary and this can be accomplished with appropriate starting devices.
c. 
Motor Protection. The customer must protect all three-phase motors and equipment from a single-phase operating condition. In addition, the customer for all motors for protection must provide suitable protection. The Utility will not be responsible for any damage to the customer's equipment due to improper devices or the improper functioning of protective devices.
d. 
Co-Generation/Emergency Backup. The customer must submit to the Utility detailed plans, specifications, equipment description,; and other details pertinent to the proposed installation as may be required by the Utility. These plans, specifications, etc., must be approved by the Utility before parallel operation will be allowed. The Utility has the right to refuse any parallel operation it determines abnormal or dangerous.
D. 
Prior Indebtedness Of Customer. The Utility shall not be required to commence supplying utility service to a customer, or if commenced, the Utility may terminate such service, if at the time of application such customer is indebted to the Utility for that same class of utility service previously supplied at such premises or any other premises, until payment of such indebtedness shall have been made. Husband and wife will be considered to be the same customer unless legally separated or legally divorced. Prior indebtedness shall be continuous in nature until paid by the customer. A decision may be followed in accordance with procedures adopted by the Board.
E. 
Customer To Furnish Right-Of-Way. The customer will provide or procure for the Utility such rights-of-way (including permission to trim trees or remove trees that may interfere with the operation of the Utility's facilities) as are satisfactory to the Utility, across property owned or otherwise controlled by the customer, for the construction, operation, and maintenance by the Utility of its facilities necessary or incidental to the supplying of such utility service. The customer is to provide, at no cost to the company, all rights-of-way and easements required for the Utility's primary, secondary and service cables, pad-mounted transformers, secondary pedestals, and any other facilities that may be required to serve the customer. The customer shall provide all-weather hard-surface access for Utility vehicles to all electrical facilities prior to sodding, landscaping, and fencing. Lots and pad locations must be pinned or staked and the easement cleared of all trees, stumps and obstructions before the Utility begins construction. Excessive spoils (rock, tree stumps, etc.) resulting from the installation of Utility facilities will be the responsibility of the customer to remove.
F. 
Access To Customer Premises. The customer shall give the duly authorized agents and employees of the Utility, when properly identified, full and free access to the premises of the customer without intimidation (dogs, etc.) at all reasonable hours for the purpose of constructing, installing, inspecting, adjusting, repairing, maintaining, replacing or removing any of the Utility's facilities on the premises of the customer, reading meters, or for any other purpose incidental to the electric service or water service supplied by the Utility. Denial of access may result in termination of service. The Utility shall give the customer written notice of its intention to discontinue service.
G. 
Delivery Of Utility Service To Customer. The Utility shall supply its service to the customer at the customer's point of delivery. The customer shall provide a service entrance to be located at a suitable point on or near the customer's premises as specified by the Utility. Only authorized Utility employees shall be permitted to energize the customer's installation from the Utility's facilities.
H. 
Utility Responsibility. The obligation of the Utility to supply service to the customer shall be completed by the supplying of such service at the customer's point of delivery for the operation of all applicable equipment on the premises of the customer. The Utility shall not be obligated to supply service to the customer for a portion of the Utility requirements on the premises of the customer, except pursuant to an applicable rate schedule therefor. The responsibility of the Utility for the quality of service and the operation of its facilities ends at the point of delivery. The Utility shall be required only to furnish, install and maintain one (1) connection from its distribution facilities, service conductors or piping from such connection to the customer's point of delivery and one (1) meter installation to measure such electric service or water service to the customer.
I. 
Continuity Of Service. The Utility will use reasonable diligence to supply continuous service to the customer but does not guarantee the supply of electricity or water against irregularities or interruptions. The Utility shall not be considered in default of its services and shall not otherwise be liable for any damages occasioned by any irregularity or interruption of electric or water service or acts of rain, snow, ice, lightning, wind, extreme temperatures or other nature-related elements, or by vehicular or construction accidents or device failures beyond the control of the Utility.
J. 
Curtailment, Interruption Or Suspension Of Service.
1. 
The Utility shall have the right to curtail (including voltage reduction), interrupt or suspend electric, or water service to the customer for temporary periods as may be necessary for the inspection, maintenance, alteration, change, replacement, load management or repair of its facilities, or for the preservation or restoration of its system operations or of operations on the interconnected electric systems of which the Utility's system is a part. During any period of emergency conditions on the Utility's system or on the interconnected electric systems of which the Utility's system is a part, the Utility shall have the right of selective curtailment, interruption, suspension, or restoration of electric service, both within and without its system and as among customers served directly from its system, through the operation of protective devices or equipment, or by other means deemed by it to be appropriate to preserve or restore the operational integrity of any portion of its generating resources and transmission facilities or those of the interconnected electric systems of which the Utility's system is a part. During the continuance of any such emergency conditions and depending upon the operating characteristics of the Utility's system and its interconnected electric systems, the nature of the deficiency, and to the extent of time availability, the Utility's procedures for curtailment, interruption or suspension to customers served directly from the Utility's system shall generally provide that:
a. 
Interruptible electric or water service will be suspended;
b. 
Voluntary reduction of use of electric or water service will be requested directly by the Utility of major use customers and will be requested by the Utility of all customers by public appeals through the news media;
c. 
Selective curtailment, interruption or suspension of service will be made by the Utility either manually or through the automatic operation of protective devices or equipment pursuant to load shedding programs coordinated by the Utility with other regional interconnected electric systems; and
d. 
News media will, insofar as practicable, be kept informed of the Utility's progress in the restoration of electric or water service during the period of such emergency conditions.
2. 
The Utility, in its sole judgment, may effect any additional or alternative procedures during the period of such emergency conditions as it deems necessary or more appropriate in the preservation or restoration of electric or water service on its system and the interconnected systems of which the Utility's system is a part; provided that, if such emergency conditions would prevail on the Utility's system or its interconnected systems for substantially more than two (2) hours, then, to the extent that the Utility's system resources and facilities are available to serve a portion but not all of the less critical categories of its system electric or water loads under such coordinated plans, the Utility will manually rotate service among such less critical categories of loads served directly from its system so as to limit the continuous period of interruption to such loads. Upon restoration of the operational integrity of the affected system, the reenergizing of the Utility's system or those parts upon which service has been curtailed, interrupted or suspended will proceed as rapidly as practicable, dependent upon the availability of water, generation and/or stability of the interconnected electric system.
K. 
Restoration Of Service. In all cases of interruption or suspension of service, the Utility will make reasonable efforts to restore service without unnecessary delay. Labor disturbances affecting the Utility or involving employees of the Utility may be resolved by the Utility at its sole discretion.
L. 
Application Of Rate Schedule. Neither interruption nor suspension of service by the Utility shall relieve the customer from charges provided for in the customer's service agreement.
M. 
Discontinuance Of Utility Service. The customer shall at all times observe and perform his/her obligations to the Utility under his/her service agreement. The Utility shall have the right to discontinue service to a customer and remove its facilities or any portion thereof from the customer's premises upon any default by the customer of any provision thereof. The Utility reserves the right, in addition to any and all other legal remedies, to refuse to reconnect its services to any customer disconnected hereunder until such default shall have been remedied by the customer. Except in cases of tampering in violation of Section 715.040(J) and Sections 560.305, 560.300, 561.415 and 560.156, RSMo., hereof; dangerous or disturbing uses in violation of Section 715.040(D) and Sections 560.305, 560.300, 561.415 and 560.156, RSMo.; an order or directive of a governmental agency or court requiring the discontinuance of service, the Utility shall give the customer written notice of its intention to discontinue such service. Any person living, staying, renting or any person the Utility believes owes a past-overdue bill or any indebtedness to the Utility whatsoever and who the Utility believes is staying in or on a customer's premises, the electric and or water service will be terminated until such indebtedness is paid.
N. 
Reconnection Of Utility Service. The Utility may impose a reconnection charge as a condition precedent to the restoration of service to a customer whose utility services have been discontinued for any reason whatsoever, including discontinuance for non-payment by the customer of any delinquent service bill; the Utility shall not be required to restore service to the customer until all such delinquent bills have been paid, together with any such reconnection charge, and the customer shall have complied with the credit regulations of the Utility. These charges and all delinquent bills therefor shall be paid in cash. The responsibility for past-due bills follow not only the owner, tenant, landlord, or occupant of the property, but also the property itself. In other words, if a bill is unpaid at a particular location, service will not be reconnect or reestablished at that location unless the previous bill is paid.
O. 
Refusal To Serve. The Utility may refuse to supply electric and water service to any customer who fails or refuses to comply with any provisions of any applicable law, Town Code, rate schedule, rule or regulation of the Utility in effect.
P. 
Property Of The Utility. All facilities furnished and installed by the Utility on the premises of the customer for the supply of electric and water service to the customer shall be and remain the exclusive property of the Utility. All facilities on the premises of the customer which are or become the property of the Utility shall be operated and maintained by and at the expense of the Utility, may be replaced by the Utility at any time, and may be removed by the Utility upon termination of the customer's service agreement or upon discontinuance by the Utility of electric or water service to the customer for any reason.
Q. 
Liability Of Utility. The Utility shall not be considered in default of its service agreement and shall not otherwise be liable on account of any failure by the Utility to perform any obligation if prevented from fulfilling such obligations by reason of any delivery delay, breakdown or failure of or damage to facilities, an electric or water disturbance originating on or transmitted through electrical or water systems with which the Utility system is interconnected, act of nature or public enemy, strike or other labor disturbance involving the Utility or the customer, civil, military or governmental authority, or any cause beyond the control of the Utility. No liability shall attach to the Utility for overhead and underground electric facilities, which are constructed and operated in compliance with safety rules for the installation and maintenance of electric supply. Persons or workmen in close proximity of Utility lines must notify the Utility and request protective devices, if available and feasible, to be set in place, due in part to the fact that the Utility may not have knowledge of the presence of persons or of workmen performing in near proximity.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 4, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Customer's Installation. Any and all wiring, plumbing or equipment required to transform, control, regulate or utilize beyond the point of delivery the electric and/or water service supplied by the Utility shall be furnished, installed and maintained by, and shall be the sole responsibility of, the customer unless otherwise specified by written mutual agreement.
B. 
Protection Equipment. Any customer desiring protection against interruptions, backflow, cross-connection, phase failure, phase reversal, voltage, pressure or volume variations or other temporary irregularities in electric, and water shall, at his/her own expense, furnish on such customer's installation such protective equipment for such purpose. Any of these devices required by Town ordinances and not installed shall be sufficient reason for termination or penalties. The Utility shall give the customer written notice of its intention to discontinue service.
C. 
Customer Responsibility. The customer shall be responsible for determining in advance, through application to the Utility, the class or classes of electric or water service which will be designated by the Utility and made available to the customer and the applicable conditions of such electric service. The customer shall be responsible for determining whether the customer's installation, and all portions thereof, are and will be suitable for operation at the voltage, pressure, volume, phase and other characteristics of the class of service to be supplied by the Utility. Replacement of service conductors or piping for a residential customer due solely to an increase in on-peak load will be done at the expense of the customer.
D. 
Standards And Approvals. The customer's installation must conform to all applicable laws, the requirements of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction, the provisions and ordinances of the Town of Carrollton and all rules and regulations and requirements of the Utility. All required approvals of the customer's installation must be obtained by the customer before the Utility shall be obligated to commence or continue supplying electric and/or water service to the customer.
E. 
Dangerous Or Disturbing Use. Refer to Section 715.030(C)(1) and (2) of this Article.
F. 
Inspections And Recommendations. The responsibility of the customer regarding his/her use of the electric and water service supplied by the Utility is not set aside, and the Utility shall in no way be liable, on account of any inspections or recommendations by the Utility which are made as a courtesy to the customer or as a protection to the service supplied by the Utility to its other customers. The Utility reserves the right, but assumes no duty, to inspect the customer's installation.
G. 
Increasing Connected Load. An industrial or commercial customer shall assume full responsibility for impairing the quality of his/her service if the customer's connected load is substantially increased without prior written notice to the Utility. Any such customer may substantially increase his/her connected load or exceed his/her total estimated demand therefor as provided for in his/her service agreement, only after written request by the customer and written notice from the Utility that the Utility's facilities are adequate to supply such increased load requirements of the customer. For the purpose of this Subsection, the term "substantial" shall mean fifteen percent (15%) or more.
H. 
Facilities Location. In the event the initial or subsequent demand of the customer requires transformer capacity of one hundred (100) kva or more, the customer shall, if required by the Utility, provide on his/her premises necessary space and right-of-way for the installation by the Utility of its transformation equipment and other necessary facilities. Such space, if enclosed, shall be adequately ventilated and otherwise acceptable to the Utility. The Utility shall have the right of full and free ingress to and egress from all of its facilities. After any such facilities have been located on the premises of the customer, the customer shall pay the cost of any subsequent change in the location thereof, made at the request of the customer.
I. 
Protection Of Utility Property. The customer at all times shall protect the property of the Utility on the premises of the customer and shall permit no person other than the employees and agents of the Utility and other persons authorized by law to inspect, work on, open or otherwise handle the wires, meters, pipes, fire hydrants or other facilities of the Utility. In case of loss or damage to the property of the Utility on account of any carelessness, neglect or misuse by the customer, any member of his/her family, or agents, servants or employees, the customer shall, at the request of the Utility, pay to the Utility the cost of any necessary repairs or replacements of such facilities or the value of such facilities.
J. 
Tampering With Utility Facilities. The Utility may discontinue service to a customer and remove its facilities from the customer's premises, without notice, in case evidence is found that any portion of the Utility's facilities have been tampered with in such manner that the customer may have received unmetered service. In such event, the Utility may require the customer to pay for such amount of service as the Utility may estimate, from available information, to have been used but not registered by the Utility's meter and to increase the amount of his/her cash deposit or indemnity bond or other credit arrangement before service is restored; and, in addition thereto, the customer shall be required to bear all costs incurred by the Utility for such protective equipment as in the judgment of the Utility may be necessary.
K. 
Attachments To Utility Facilities. Except upon prior written consent of the Utility, no person shall attach anything of any kind or nature to the facilities of the Utility wherever located and the Utility reserves the right to remove forthwith and without notice any unauthorized attachments to its facilities.
L. 
Indemnity To Utility. The customer shall indemnify, save harmless and defend the Utility against all claims, demands, cost or expense, for loss, damage or injury to persons or property, in any manner directly or indirectly connected with or growing out of the distribution or use of electric or water service by the customer at or on the customer's side of the point of delivery.
M. 
Proration Of Demand Charges. In the event the customer's electric load requirements are temporarily curtailed or substantially reduced because of damage to or destruction of the customer's premises or equipment due to an act of God or because of a labor strike of the customer's own employees employed at the premises of the customer, the Utility shall, upon request by the customer, prorate the demand charges which would otherwise be applicable for the electric service supplied to the customer during not more than six (6) months of curtailed or reduced load requirements of the customer.
N. 
Parallel Operation. No customer or governmental agency shall operate or permit operation of electric generating equipment in parallel with electric service supplied by the Utility, except as may be permitted under the customer's service agreement. If this equipment is permitted, it will have automatic fail-safe back-feed prevention devices for safety of Utility personnel.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 5, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Any multiple-occupancy premises requiring more than two (2) individual meters for utility services, will be serviced through a master meter. Such meter will be installed on the nearest pole or pad-mount transformer nearest to the customer's point of delivery. The customer will provide his/her conductor to the pole or transformer with a properly sized disconnect provided beneath the meter with no less than twenty-four (24) inches of conductor extended, to be installed into the meter case and a nipple for joining to the meter case. A deposit will be required before the Utility supplies the service pursuant to the customer service agreement. The Utility is not responsible for any maintenance or repairs, or held responsible for damage to the customer's service from the Utility's meter to the customer's point of delivery.
B. 
Public Service Metering For Lessor. All public service use in a multiple-occupancy premises used for lighting, residential purpose for designated lessor or manager, hallways, entranceway lighting, that will include the Utility requirements of all common areas and equipment in multiple-occupancy premises, such public service use will be billed to the customer through the master meter in reference to Section 715.050(B) as provided in this Article.
C. 
Resale And Distribution.
1. 
Except as provided in Section 715.050, Subsections (E),(F) and (G), hereof, the Utility reserves the right not to supply electric or water service to a customer for resale or redistribution by the customer for any new installation constructed after the effective date of this Article.
a. 
"Resale" shall mean the furnishing of electric or water service by a customer to another person under any arrangement whereby the customer makes a specific or separate charge for the electric or water service so furnished, either in whole or in part, and whether the amount of such charge is determined by sub-metering, re-metering, estimating or re-billing as an additional, flat or excess charge or otherwise. This resale will apply to all new installations as indicated herein and resale to property under other ownership and off the same premises.
b. 
"Redistribution" shall mean the furnishing of electric or water service by the customer to another building occupied by the customer and located on the same premises of the customer but used by the customer for a separate business enterprise; or to separate premises occupied by another person, whether or not such premises are owned, leased or controlled by the customer, without making a specific or separate charge for the electric or water service so furnished.
2. 
In cases where redistribution is permitted under Section 715.050(C), the Utility will supply electric or water service to the owner, lessee, or operator of such multiple-occupancy premises as the customer of the Utility under an applicable rate schedule and the customer may, by redistribution, furnish electric or water service to his/her tenants in or on such multiple-occupancy premises.
D. 
Rent Inclusion By Lessor. Any lessor of a multiple-occupancy premises may, by prior arrangement with the Utility, elect to receive and pay to the Utility the electric or water service bills of his/her tenants in such premises therein which are individually metered and supplied electric or water service by the Utility. Under such an arrangement, the Utility may consider the lessor as the customer for billing and collection purposes.
E. 
Present Resale Practices. In those few instances where, on passage of this Article, a customer was engaged, as the lesser of multiple occupancy premises, in the resale of electric or water service to his/her tenants therein, such practice as established by the customer and in effect on passage of this Article shall be permitted to continue; provided that:
1. 
If such electric or water service to the customer is terminated at any time for any reason, the customer, upon reconnection, or any new customer at such multiple-occupancy premises shall thereafter charge each tenant therein no more for resale of electric or water service than such tenant would be charged by the Utility for such electric or water service if individually metered and supplied by the Utility to such tenant's separate premises; and
2. 
The right to resell electric or water service, as provided for herein, shall cease with respect to any such multiple-occupancy premises if the improvements thereon are substantially destroyed by any means whatsoever.
F. 
Present Redistribution Practice. In those few instances where, on passage of this Article, a customer was engaged, as the lessor of multiple-occupancy premises, in the redistribution of electric or water service to his/her tenant therein, such practice as established by the customer and in effect on passage of this Article, shall be permitted to continue, provided that such redistribution is continued on a rent inclusion basis.
G. 
Renovation. Where an apartment building presently receiving electric or water service for redistribution undergoes renovation to the extent that the cost of such renovation is fifty percent (50%) or more of the value of the building, then the building shall no longer be eligible for redistribution.
H. 
Wholesale Sales. Nothing in this Section shall apply to electric or water service supplied by the Utility for the resale under provisions of a separate written agreement by the Utility with any electric or water public utility, rural cooperative or political subdivision supplying service at retail to the public.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 6, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Meter Installation. The Utility shall furnish and install, without expense to the customer, its meter installation at a suitable place as determined by the Utility. The customer shall provide and at all times maintain at the place specified by the Utility space for the installation of the Utility's meter installation. The customer shall provide the necessary meter mounting facilities, when required by the Utility, in a manner satisfactory to the Utility and in full compliance with the provisions of the National Electrical Code and all the laws and governmental regulations applicable to the same. After the meter installation has been located on the premises of the customer, the cost of any subsequent change in the location thereof shall, if required by the Utility, be paid by the customer if the relocation is made at the request of the customer. Under no circumstances shall any meters be removed or relocated, whether temporarily or permanently, except by representatives of the Utility authorized to do such work.
B. 
Multiple Metering. When more than one meter installation is used to measure the electric or water service supplied by the Utility to a customer, a separate bill in accordance with the applicable rate schedule will be rendered for the service supplied though each meter installation. The Utility may combine consumption of service registered and render a single bill for the same class of electric service supplied to a customer at his/her premises through two (2) or more meter installations if, at the option of the Utility, such multiple metering is installed as a convenience to the Utility or because it is more economical for the Utility to do so. [See Section 715.050(A).]
C. 
Multiple-Occupancy Buildings. When a building is occupied by more than one customer, the Utility may set at its discretion as many meters as there are separate customers within the building, and will furnish service to the service point sufficient to supply the requirements of all customers within the building; such a space will be designated by the Utility. The customer, building owner or his/her agent will plainly mark with permanent identification each apartment or space which each meter serves. If the Utility decides it is economical and a convenience to install one (1) meter to service the entire building, then the customer will be billed through the master meter. [See Section 715.050(A).]
D. 
Meter Reading. The Utility uses the plan of continuous cycle meter reading in its area, which is divided into meter-reading districts. Except as otherwise provided herein or in applicable rate schedules of the Utility, each meter in each district will be read monthly on or about the same day of the month, and such readings shall be the basis for the Utility billing for service during the period ending with the latter reading. The utility reserves the right to redesignate meter-reading districts. Customers whose meters are inaccessible for normal reading will be contacted by the Utility either through mail or a serviceman to have the meter accessible, or the Utility reserves the right to estimate the usage (by reference to past usage) and bill the customer accordingly.
E. 
Meter Seals. Seals will be placed by the Utility on all meters and meter enclosures. Such seals shall not be broken or disturbed by any person other than persons authorized by the Utility or the law. Continuing broken or disturbed seals may be considered tampering and service discontinued.
F. 
Estimated Billing Due To Unread Meters. If, due to circumstances or conditions beyond the control of the Utility, or if it is otherwise impractical for the Utility to read the meter on a scheduled meter-reading day, or any event, if no meter reading is obtained in time for billing as scheduled, then the Utility will render an "estimated bill" based on usage as estimated by the Utility. Estimated bills shall be adjusted in the next subsequent billing based upon a reading of the meter by the Utility.
G. 
Accuracy Of Tests. The accuracy and testing of the Utility's meters shall be in accordance with the general practices of instrument testing. A test record will be made and become available to the customer upon request. If the meter has to be sent to a factory to be tested and the meter tested within the guidelines of accuracy, the customer will be responsible for the cost of the test and the freight to and from the factory. If the meter tested outside of the guidelines of accuracy, then the Utility will be responsible for the cost of the test and the freight to and from the factory. An adjustment will be made on the customers bill if found inaccurate.
H. 
Water Meters. Rules and procedures governing water meters are outlined in Section 715.140, Subsections (W) through (BB).
I. 
Evidence Of Consumption. The registration of the Utility's meters will be accepted and received at all times and places as prima facie evidence of the amount of power and energy taken by the customer.
J. 
Billing Adjustments.
1. 
Where, upon test, the average kilowatt-hour meter error is found to be three percent (3%) or less, no billing adjustment will be made therefor.
2. 
Where, upon test, the average kilowatt-hour meter error is found to be in excess of three percent (3%), a billing adjustment therefor will be made to compensate the customer for a fast meter and to compensate the Utility for a slow meter; provided that any such billing adjustment will be applicable retroactively only to the beginning of the billing period immediately preceding the billing period in which the test is made.
3. 
Any bill based upon defective demand metering equipment, incorrect registrations of demand due to improper meter connections, the applications of improper demand constants, or similar reasons, shall be subject to adjustments for the entire period during which such particular condition existed.
4. 
No billing adjustments will be made where the full amount of the adjustment is less than one dollar ($1.00).
5. 
When evidence of tampering is found, the Utility reserves the right to calculate the billing adjustment period in accordance with the applicable statue of limitations for the prosecution of such claim after determining from the related and available information the probable period during which such condition existed.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 7, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Posting. The rate schedules of the Utility currently in effect will be made available by the Utility for inspection by any customer during working hours at the regular business office of the Utility.
B. 
Choice By Customer. If a customer is eligible to take electric or water service from the Utility under any one (1) or more applicable rate schedules available for the class of electric or water service to be supplied by the Utility, the choice of such rate schedules shall be determined by the type of electric or water application the customer is needing.
C. 
Assistance By Company. The customer will be assisted by the Utility in the selection of a rate schedule for both electric and water service suitable for the customer needs.
D. 
Change Of Rate Schedule. After a customer has selected on applicable rate schedule under which he/she elects to take electric or water service from the Utility, he/she will not have the right to change his/her selection of his/her applicable rate schedule available for that class of electric or water service for a period of one (1) year. However, the Utility may permit the customer to terminate his/her existing service agreement during such one-year period and enter into a new service agreement under a different applicable rate schedule available for the class of service if the customer's electrical requirements prove to be different from those originally estimated or if there is a change in the character or conditions of the customer's electric or water requirements and such change is based upon permanent rather than temporary or seasonal conditions.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 8, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Billing Period. Normally, the Utility will read the customer's meter monthly and bills based on such monthly readings will be rendered at intervals of approximately one (1) month. For residential customers the billing period shall normally be not less than twenty-six (26) nor more than thirty-five (35) days, except for initial, corrected or final bills. If the customer's bill includes a separate variable demand charge, the Utility will read such customer's meter monthly and bills based on such meter readings will be rendered at intervals of approximately one (1) month. In either event, the Utility shall have the right to read meters and render bills more frequently. If bills are rendered more frequently than monthly, the total of the minimums of such bills for any one (1) month shall not exceed the monthly minimum required under the applicable rate schedule.
B. 
Payment Of Bills.
1. 
A bill for service supplied by the Utility shall, upon rendition (by mailing or serving), become due and payable in the net amount thereof by the due date stated on the bill.
2. 
Any unpaid bill for service shall become delinquent on the day after the due date stated on the bill. The Utility may add five percent (5%) of the bill and the customer shall then pay the gross amount of such bill if delinquent. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise. The responsibility for past due bills follow not only the owner, tenants, landlord or occupant of the property, but also the property itself. In other words, at a particular location, service will not be reconnect or reestablished at that location unless the previous bill is paid.
C. 
Default. Failure of the customer to pay any amount due the Utility under the customer's service agreement in the full amount due before the same becomes delinquent shall constitute a default by the customer in his/her service agreement. It is the customers obligation to pay the Utility for any claims accumulated within a one-month period after the customer receives the bill for services rendered. If the customer fails to pay such bill, the Utility will consider the customer a credit risk and will not allow the customer any credit until all past bills are paid. If the customer defaults on his/her service agreement and receives service from a private subdivision or rental property through a master meter, that customer will not be allowed to receive service from the Utility under a service agreement until all past bills owed to the Utility by the customer is paid in full by cash only. If it is necessary for CMU to proceed with litigation against a customer for any unpaid charges, the customer will be responsible for payment of any attorney's fees or cost associated with same, together with a finance charge of up to one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month.
D. 
Mailing Bills. Normally bills will be sent by mail; however, the Utility reserves the right to deliver bills. The non-receipt of a bill by the customer shall not release or diminish the obligation of the customer with respect to the full payment thereof, including penalties and interest.
E. 
Reconnection Charge. If a service is disconnected for violation of any provisions of the customer's service agreement, a charge may be made by the Utility to cover its cost of disconnecting and reconnecting the Utility facilities before service will be resumed. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise.
F. 
Damages. Electric and water facilities damaged by individuals or parties other than by employees of Municipal Utilities shall be cost reimbursed to Municipal Utilities within thirty (30) days. If in the event the damager notifies the Utilities in writing or through the Missouri One Call System at least forty two (42) hours before the damage and the Utility fails to mark the facilities properly, damage reimbursement shall be nullified. Costs shall be based on up and down labor; new materials costs, if any; overheads and equipment costs, including prorated to an hourly basis. Individuals unable to pay the entire amount due on damage costs may make payment arrangements with the Credit Manager and be billed periodically, or if preferred by the Utility, be billed on the customer's Utility bill.
G. 
Relocation Of Poles And Lines. A customer may request the relocation of poles, lines or other facilities for the customer's convenience. If the Utility approves the request, the customer must agree in writing to pay the actual cost of such relocations and before any work may commence, the customer must pay the cost of the relocations as estimated by the Utility. If the actual cost of the relocation is less than the estimated cost paid by the customer, the Utility shall return the difference to the customer within thirty (30) days after completion of the relocation. No interest shall accrue or be payable on any deposit held by the Utility unless agreed by separate contract.
H. 
Dispute Procedures. If the customer disputes the accuracy of his/her bill, within ten (10) days after receipt of his/her bill they are required to contact the Utility office. The customer should be prepared to provide evidence which supports his/her belief that the bill is in error. Portions of his/her bill that are not in dispute are due and should be paid to avoid penalty assessment. Due process will be allowed to provide the customer with a fair explanation of the accuracy of his/her bill.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 9, 2-16-2004]
A. 
The Utility will supply electric service at premises not adjacent to its existing distribution facilities which are adequate and suitable as to capacity, voltage, phase and other characteristics for the electric service required by the customer, in accordance with the following extension policy and the National Electric Code.
1. 
Overhead Single-Phase Residential And Rural Residential Extensions.
a. 
The Utility will extend its existing distribution facilities to supply overhead single-phase electric service to the premises of a residential or rural residential customer under and in accordance with an available rate schedule of the Utility when the Utility's cost of the required extension, as estimated by the Utility, does not exceed a suitable rate of return within a five-year period. Electrical employees of the Utility will make the calculations. The applicant, as a contribution in aid of construction, will pay additional costs in advance of construction unless waived by special Board action.
b. 
The Utility's estimated cost of the extension shall include all costs to be incurred by the Utility in extending any required primary and secondary lines from the Utility's existing distribution facilities which are adequate and suitable to the property line of the premises of the customer, and all cost to be incurred by the Utility in extending its facilities from the property line of the customer therefrom to a point of delivery on the customer's premises, but shall not include the cost of any transformers or meters.
c. 
The Utility may require a contribution in aid of construction with respect to all costs to be incurred by the Utility in extending its required primary and secondary lines.
d. 
The Utility may require a signed and recorded easement from the landowner prior to construction of its facilities.
2. 
Other Extensions. Each application to the Utility for electric service (other than an overhead single-phase extension for residential or rural residential electric service) to premises requiring extension of the Utility's existing distribution facilities will be studied by the Utility, as received, in order that the Utility may determine the amount of investment warranted by the Utility in making such extension giving full consideration to the customer's load requirements and characteristics and the Utility's estimated revenue from the customer during the term of the customer's service agreement as may be required by the Utility. Should additional intervening customer's be attached to the extension covered by the customer's deposit, the deposit shall be refunded to the customer to the extent determined by the Utility to be appropriate in each case, but in no event shall refunds aggregate an amount greater than the deposit. The Utility shall not be obligated to refund any portion of a deposit after five (5) years from the date of the deposit. No interest shall accrue or be payable on any such deposit held by the Utility.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 10, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Underground Service Conductors.
1. 
In any area where the Utility's existing primary and secondary distribution facilities are of underground construction, only underground service conductors to commercial and industrial customers installation will be permitted:
a. 
If the Utility's transformer is on the commercial or industrial customer's premises or at his/her property line, the commercial or industrial customer shall furnish, install and own the concrete pad for the Utility's transformer. The commercial or industrial customer shall furnish, install, own operate and maintain, at his/her expense, the underground service conductor from the Utility's transformer to the customer's load facilities.
b. 
If the Utility's transformer is not located on the commercial or industrial customer's premises or at his/her property line, the commercial or industrial customer shall furnish, install, own, operate and maintain the underground service conductors on his/her premises and shall extend his/her underground service conductors to his/her property line at a point designated by the Utility, and shall leave an added length of continuous conductors as specified by the Utility. The Utility will complete the installation of the underground service conductor beyond the commercial or industrial customer's property line.
c. 
The commercial or industrial customer may be required to pay to the Utility an amount not to exceed that portion of the Utility's estimated cost of such underground construction in excess of the Utility's estimated cost of overhead construction of such underground service conductors beyond the property line. Each such application will be studied by the Utility as received, and if the expected load requirements of the commercial or industrial customers in such areas and the revenues to the Utility therefrom are such as to warrant and justify the Utility's assumption of all or any portion of the excess of the underground service conductors beyond the property line of the customer, the Utility may make such arrangements therefor, as the Utility may deem appropriate, to reduce the amount therefor to be paid by the customer.
2. 
In those areas where the Utility determines to provide underground network service, the Utility shall furnish, install, own, operate, and maintain the underground service conductor to the customer's premises. If additional length service conductors are required, the customer shall reimburse the Utility for its added expense.
3. 
In any area where the Utility's existing primary and secondary distribution facilities are of overhead construction, the commercial or industrial customer may elect to have either overhead or underground service conductors on his/her premises. If the commercial or industrial customer elects to have underground service conductors served from a terminal pole located on his/her premises or at his/her property line, the customer shall furnish, install, own, operate and maintain the underground service conductors on his/her premises and leave an added length of continuous conductor at the terminal pole, as specified by the Utility, to allow connection to the Utility's distribution system. The Utility will complete, at its own expense, the installation on the terminal pole. If the terminal pole, pedestal, transformer, or other origin of the service conductor is not located on the commercial or industrial customer's premises or at his/her property line, the commercial or industrial customer shall furnish, install, own operate, and maintain the underground service conductors on his/her premises and shall extend his/her underground service conductors to his/her property line at a point designated by the Utility, and shall leave an added length of continuous conductor, as specified by the Utility.
4. 
When a customer is being served from overhead service conductors and for any reason not initiated by the Utility the service conductors are to be converted to an underground installation, the customer shall bear the full cost of the service conductor installation on his/her premises as set forth in Subsection (C). If the conversion is at the customer's request, the customer shall also pay for the underground service installation beyond the customer's premises, plus the cost of removal of the Utility's existing overhead facilities.
5. 
If a residential customer, not covered under Section 715.100(C), elects to have underground service conductors on his/her premises, the underground service conductors shall be installed in accordance with the physical specifications set out in Section 715.100(C). The customer shall pay to the Utility an amount not to exceed that portion of the Utility's estimated cost of such underground construction in excess of the Utility's estimated cost of overhead construction.
6. 
All underground service facilities installed by the customer shall meet the Utility's specifications and be approved by the Utility in advance of their installation. Any new service to any new areas or any new areas annexed to the Town must be made underground and installed in accordance with the directions, regulations and specifications of CMU. Any utilities not installed in this manner, will not be assumed by CMU. CMU must receive prior notice of any installations and CMU will only accept the installations as its property and responsibility for same when CMU deems it to be appropriate, which may or may not be in one (1) year. Again, all easements must be given to CMU at no cost. CMU has no obligation to accept any utility installation that does not have the prior approval of CMU.
B. 
Underground Primary And Secondary Distribution Facilities.
1. 
Upon an application by an owner, builder, or developer for an extension by the Utility of underground primary and secondary distribution facilities in an area not served by existing Utility facilities, the owner, builder, or developer will, at his/her expense, install, own, operate and maintain for one (1) year service conductors, conduit pipe, transformer concrete pads, transformers, meter pedestal settings, according to the specifications of the Utility. The Utility will furnish an inspector for the project. After a period of one (1) year, the Utility will take over the responsibility of the energized portion of the service conductors. All Utility easements will be provided and recorded by the owner, builder or developer in such area and be approved by the Utility before construction starts.
2. 
In any area where a customer is being served from overhead primary and/or secondary facilities, and these facilities are to be converted to an underground installation at the request of the customer, the customer shall reimburse the Utility for the total cost of the underground facilities plus the cost of removal of the Utility's existing overhead facilities.
3. 
All underground facilities installed by the customer shall meet the Utility's specifications and be approved by the Utility in advance of their installation.
C. 
Underground Distribution Systems In New Residential Subdivisions. With respect to any service application to the Utility received by it on or after the effective date of this Article, requiring construction of an electric distribution system in a newly platted residential subdivision within the corporate Town limits of the Town of Carrollton, primary and secondary distribution lines and conductors thereafter installed solely for residential service to permanent housing units therein shall be installed underground.
1. 
Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in Subsection (C), shall have the meanings given below:
APPLICANT
The developer, builder, or other person, partnership, association, firm, private or public corporation, trust, estate, political subdivision, governmental agency, or other legal entity recognized by law, applying for the construction of an electric distribution system in a subdivision.
BUILDING
A single structure roofed and enclosed within exterior walls, built for permanent use, erected, framed of component structural parts and unified in its entirety both physically and in operation for single-family residential occupancy in a subdivision.
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Terminal poles, manholes, conduit, feeder lines, service lines, pad-mounted transformers, switchgear and pedestals.
FEEDER LINE
That portion of a single-phase or three-phase primary circuit extending from the terminal pole or manhole at or near the perimeter of the subdivision into and throughout the subdivision and used to provide service within the subdivision and from which the pad-mounted transformers are energized, and also including that portion of the secondary circuit extending from a transformer to pedestals, excluding service lines and power lines as herein defined.
MULTIPLE-OCCUPANCY BUILDING
A structure which stands alone, enclosed with exterior walls or which is cut off from adjoining structures by fire walls, built for permanent use, erected, framed of component structural parts and unified in entirety, both physically and in operation for reasonable permanent occupancy as two (2) or more single-family residences, where electric service is metered and a bill rendered by use of a master meter.
POWER LINE
That portion of a circuit designed to serve the diversified load requirements of an area and not solely residential subdivisions, extending from a distribution substation to a terminal pole or manhole at or near the perimeter of the subdivision and beyond the subdivision and which is or may be used to provide electric service to customers within and outside the subdivision.
SERVICE LINE
That portion of a circuit extending from a pad-mounted transformer, pedestal, or pole, directly to a point of delivery to the customer.
SUBDIVISION
A lot, tract, or parcel of land divided into two or more lots, plots, sites, or other divisions for use for residential purposes, per a recorded plat thereof.
2. 
Rights-Of-Way And Easements. Within the applicant's subdivision the applicant will install, own, operate, maintain and repair all energized and non-energized primary and secondary conductors, transformers, pedestals, concrete transformer pads, conduit, feeder lines and metering equipment located within the corporate Town limits of the Town of Carrollton. All subdivisions will be developed by the applicant using specifications of the Utility and will comply with Town and County ordinances and Chapter 65, Section 65.670, RSMo.; Article VI, Section 23, of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. After a period of one (1) year, the Utility will maintain all energized conductors and their appurtenances. Subdivisions and/or residences located outside of the corporate Town limits of the Town of Carrollton will not be serviced by the Utility, in accordance with Section 386.800, Subsection 1, RSMo. All related distribution facilities, whether overhead or underground, be installed only on or along public streets, roads, and highways which the Utility has the legal right to occupy, and on or along private property across which rights-of-way and easements satisfactory to the Utility have been received by it without cost or expense to or condemnation by it. Rights-of-way and easements suitable to the Utility, including those as may be required for street lighting, must be furnished by the applicant in reasonable time to meet construction and service requirements, must be cleared of trees, tree stumps, and other obstructions, and must be graded within six (6) inches of final grade by the applicant, all at no cost or expense to the Utility. Such clearance and grading must be maintained by the applicant during construction. If the grade is changed subsequent to construction of the distribution system in such a way as to require modification or relocation of any of the underground facilities, the cost of any such required modification or relocation will be paid by the applicant or his/her successor.
3. 
All rules and regulations under Section 710.100(C) are subject to the requirements of Section 710.100(B) as applicable, but with the word "applicant" in place of word "customer."
4. 
Advances And Contributions In Aid Of Construction. Where, due to the manner in which a subdivision is developed, the Utility is required to abide by and stand to Article VI, Section 23, of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. In other words, the Utility (CMU) cannot provide free installation or service to private developers. Any new service to any new areas, or any new areas annexed to the Town, must be made underground and installed in accordance with the directions and regulations of CMU. Any utilities not installed in this manner will not be assumed by CMU. CMU must receive prior notice of any installations and CMU will only accept the installations as its property and accept responsibility for it when CMU deems it to be appropriate, which may or may not be in one (1) year. All easements must be given to CMU at no cost. CMU will not accept any installation that does not have the prior approval of CMU.
5. 
Construction. To the extent practicable, electric cables, water pipes, gas pipes, communication cables are to be installed in easements/rights-of-ways throughout a subdivision on the applicant's building lots along or near the front of lot lines as determined by the Utility. The point of division between Utility and customer shall be the meter. All construction installation, maintenance and operation of underground distribution systems shall be in accordance with any applicable codes, orders, rules, and Utility specifications in compliance with this Subsection. Underground feeder, service lines and conduit approved by the Utility shall be installed a minimum depth of twenty-four (24) inches. Where the cable trench is in rock, the primary line portion of the feeder line shall be buried to a reasonable depth, but in no case shall the depth be less than sixteen (16) inches. This may be reduced to a depth of twelve (12) inches if a suitable conduit approved by the Utility is used and two (2) inches of protective concrete is installed above the conduit. Where the secondary line portion of the feeder line or the service line is installed in rock, the secondary line portion of the feeder line will be installed in Schedule 40 PVC conduit with glued joints, it shall be buried to a reasonable depth, but in no case shall the depth be less than twelve (12) inches.
6. 
Relocation. If the Utility is requested for any reason to relocate any part of a permanently installed underground distribution system in a residential subdivision, the applicant requesting said relocation of facilities shall pay to the Utility the entire estimated cost thereof, including the estimated cost of removal and any loss of investment by the Utility.
7. 
Street Lighting. All private and public underground street lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the Utility's applicable rules, regulations, and rate schedules in effect or pursuant to contracts between the Utility and the political subdivision or other government agency.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 11, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Permanent Mobile Home Service. The Utility will supply one (1) individual metered electric and water service to a non-transient resident in a permanent mobile home with facilities as paved roadways and walkways, underground water and sewer connections, finish graded, arranged in an orderly contiguous manner, with properly executed easements, who shall be responsible for the payment of electric and water service bills incurred under the applicable residence service or rural residence service rate schedule. A pole will be provided for by the owner, builder, and applicant at his/her expense and be installed with proper anchoring, disconnects and be maintained by the owner, builder, applicant for the length of time the electric service is needed. The applicant, owner, builder will install the pole according to the specifications of the Utility.
B. 
Transient Mobile Home Service. Where a mobile home is non-permanent or transient, the Utility may, at its election, provide a single metered service if the applicant complies with the specifications, rules and accounting practices of the Utility. The Utility reserves the right not to provide electric and water service to a non-permanent or transient mobile home.
C. 
Public Service In A Mobile Home Court. The Utility considers two (2) or more mobile homes/trailers a mobile home court/trailer park. Electric and water service will be provided by one (1) meter install at the nearest Utility power source. The applicant, owner, builder of such mobile home court/trailer park will install, own, maintain and operate the necessary conductors and disconnect to a point designated by the Utility. The applicant, owner, builder, operator will install the proper disconnect and pipe nipple with no less than twenty-four (24) inches of continuous conductor extended. The Utility will install the conductor in the master meter. Any street lighting inside a mobile home court/trailer park will be installed, owned, maintained and operated by the applicant, owner, builder, operator and will be billed through the master meter.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 12, 2-16-2004]
The Utility agrees hereunder to provide electric service for airport lighting and street lighting, which shall be metered or calculated on applicable rates as "in lieu of tax" benefits to the Town of Carrollton.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 13, 2-16-2004]
A. 
General Extension Policies.
1. 
All customers obtaining water from the Municipal Utilities system shall conform to all rules, regulations, ordinances, rates, conditions of service, and practices now prevailing, or which may be established by the Board of Public Works, Carrollton Municipal Utilities.
2. 
Municipal Utilities reserves the right to refuse water service or to limit service where the extension of service conflicts with the general policy of the Utilities, or jeopardizes service to then existing customers, or where, in the opinion of the Board, it does not serve the best interest of Municipal Utilities.
B. 
Main Extensions.
1. 
Water distribution mains will be extended into area's within the Town limits of Carrollton only after the areas in which main extensions are desired have been platted in accordance with the subdivision's requirements of the Town and the plat approved by the Town Planning Board, Town Council, Board of Public Works, Town Planning and Zoning Commission and all Missouri State Statutes governing such. Extension of service to existing structures on unknown platted areas shall not relieve owners of such property of payment for water distribution mains when and if, by platting the property, distribution mains will be required.
2. 
Water service will not be extended to any customer until provisions have been made for financing of necessary sanitary sewage facilities to serve the user, and construction of these sewage facilities is assured, with the following exceptions:
a. 
Where water is to be used for agricultural or other purposes that do not result in the production of other objectionable waste.
b. 
Where construction of sanitary sewers cannot be consummated due to reasons beyond the control of the proposed user and where said user can provide independent methods of sewage disposal that are approved by the Department of Natural Resources, State of Missouri, and by the Town of Carrollton. Septic tanks or other similar means of disposal shall not be approved.
C. 
Mains. All water mains, valves, fire hydrants, service connections up to the discharge side of the meter, and appurtenances will be constructed by the Utility in accordance with its design, plans and specifications and provisions for financing established by the Utility. Extensions into dead-end or cul-de-sac streets, if possible, shall be made to have a loop-system provided for. Property owners must supply all necessary easements without expense to the Utility needed to complete the loop. Services of a special nature will be rendered only at the option of the Utility and under conditions that will not interfere with normal service to other customers.
1. 
The developer of a subdivision will supply, maintain and install all material for a subdivision according to Utility specifications, Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations and Town and County ordinances pertaining to subdivisions. Any new service to any new areas annexed to the Town must be installed in accordance with the directions, regulations, and specifications of CMU. Any utilities not installed in this manner will not be assumed by the Utility. The Utility must receive prior notice on any installations and the Utility will only accept the installations as its property and responsibility for some when the Utility deems it to be appropriate. Again, all easements must be given to the Utility at no cost. The Utility has no obligation to accept any utility installation that does not have the prior approval of the Utility.
2. 
The developer of a subdivision will supply all necessary maps, plats, street plans and profiles, storm and sanitary sewer plans and profiles, all necessary easements and other information that may be needed by the Utility in order that the necessary plans for the installation of the subdivision may be made and at no cost to the Utility. All water mains installed shall be no less than six (6) inches in diameter.
3. 
Mains will not be installed in streets unless pre-approved by the Utility and Town Planning and Street Departments. Mains will be installed in easements according to Code Chapter 410, Subdivision Regulations, Article III, Specifications For Acceptance Of Streets And Sewers, of no less than ten (10) feet from outside of curb.
4. 
All streets and easements must be graded within four (4) inches of finished elevation prior to the installation of mains.
5. 
All property pins must be installed.
6. 
Carrollton Municipal Utilities will maintain water mains after one (1) year of installation within the corporate Town limits of the Town of Carrollton.
7. 
Water mains located outside of the corporate Town limits of the Town of Carrollton will not be serviced by the Utility. In any event, the Utility has the authority to refuse water to a subdivision if it is not in the best interest of the Board.
D. 
Service.
1. 
Water service will be furnished only to premises complying with the applicable building, plumbing and sanitary regulations of the Town of Carrollton.
2. 
Water services of three-fourths (3/4) inch size will be installed by the Utility inside the Town limits at no charge to the customer. Services one (1) inch will be installed by the Utility, but with the customer paying the total cost of the service at the same location. Services larger than (1) inch will be the responsibility of the customer and will be installed according to Utility specifications.
3. 
All water service installed outside of the Town limits of Carrollton will require that the customer pay total cost of the service installation. The customer will install, maintain and repair service at no cost to the Utility. All services will be located adjacent to the nearest water main from which service is deemed practicable.
E. 
Pressure. The Utility will provide water service at pressures normally satisfactory for residential purposes. Any customer requiring pressures higher than normally maintained in the system or abnormal quantities of water for fire protection or other special purposes shall provide additional pumping and storage facilities within his/her property and shall also pay for the additional expense to the Utility in providing additional transmission mains or other facilities required to provide such special service, either through rates or through contributions to the construction of such additional facilities. If for any reason the customer has to install a regulator for water pressure, the customer will provide, install, maintain and own the regulator. Regulators will be installed on the customer's side of the meter in a location protected from freezing and where no part of the device will be submerged or subject to flooding by any fluid.
F. 
Special Service. The Utility may, at its option, make extensions to the water distribution system to serve special institutional or industrial developments when contracted or estimated revenues will justify the cost of such extensions.
G. 
Fire Protection. Water for fire protection will be provided by the Utility with fire hydrants installed at intervals comparable to those throughout the Town of Carrollton.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 14, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SERVICE
The piping from the water main to the meter and from the meter to the customer's distribution point wherein described.
B. 
Special Services.
1. 
The Board of Public Works, Carrollton, Missouri, may purchase or otherwise acquire, keep, maintain, improve, alter and change its system, plants and facilities for the purpose of furnishing water to its property, Carrollton, Missouri, inhabitants and the places and people along or in the vicinity of its water mains constructed or used for that purpose.
2. 
The Utility may establish and maintain headwork, or supply sources with all convenient reservoirs, tanks, pumps, supply systems, distribution and related facilities, including land, and interest in land, and may from time to time acquire other potable water systems also serving property within the present or extended boundaries of the Town of Carrollton. The Utility shall, when necessary or feasible, sell surplus water to persons, public or private, outside of the Town limit if in the judgment of the Board of Public Works it will be in excess of all the needs of the regular water customers. The terms and conditions of sale shall be appropriate to the Utility.
C. 
Service Regulations And Property. Regulations relating to water supply, distribution, service extensions, maintenance, sales and planning shall be as contained within this Article and applicable to the water system of the Utility, except where applicable to electric services only. The Utility may at its option rent, exchange or lease on a temporary basis, equipment and facilities of others and sell or otherwise document and dispose of surplus property, except real estate, facilities, supplies or equipment, as the Board may find necessary and as provided by Missouri Statutes and/or ordinances of the Town.
D. 
Municipal Water Services Agreements. The Utility agrees hereunder to provide fire hydrants and associated water with more than adequate pressure to enable the Town of Carrollton Fire Department to fight all anticipated fires within the Town limits of Carrollton, Missouri, including all material and labor at no cost to Town government as an "in lieu of tax" benefit to the Town of Carrollton. The spacing and number of fire hydrants shall be determined by an engineering analysis and the citywide insurance needs. These hydrants will not be used for any other purpose except as may be determined by written approval of the Utility.
E. 
Water Service. The Utility water service shall be a water pipe of adequate size and quality from the water main, together with valves and fittings complete with a meter and meter housing. This service shall terminate at the property line defined as the curb of the street, or the edge of the street where no curb exists or at a point approved by the Utility. The customer's water service shall be a water pipe as required by plumbing codes and Utility specifications, which is to be installed by and remain the property of the customer. It shall begin at the load-side of the Utility meter and terminate at the customer's point of distribution.
F. 
Locations Outside Of Town Limits. Prospective customers with property adjacent to an existing Carrollton Municipal Utility water main and outside the Town limit of Carrollton, Missouri, may apply for service and may be granted service subject to provisions of this Article, the water extension policy and the Statutes of Missouri applicable to the Public Service Commission territory rights, releases and notification.
1. 
That the Utility determined that such new service will not adversely affect the water supply or pressure to existing services connected to the subject water main either inside or outside the Town limit. The Utility reserves the right to refuse water service outside of Town limits if it does not serve the best interest of the Utility.
2. 
The total costs as related to the installation shall be the responsibility of the customer. The customer will install, own, maintain and repair the water main and its appurtenances for the length of time the service is needed. Water service outside the Town limit will be governed by the same rules and regulations existing under the Town Plumbing Code, Department of Natural Resources, and Article VI, Section 23, of the Constitution of the State of Missouri, and Utility provisions of this Article. The Utility will inspect and approve or disapprove of the customer's system. No cross-connections or possible cross-connections will be permitted at any time and any indication of cross-connections will be subject to refusal of service or termination of service.
3. 
Water mains will not be installed on State, Federal, or County highway rights-of-way, except for approval crossings where required.
4. 
The applicant shall supply the Utility with all the necessary quantitative easements that the Utility may determine necessary and without cost to the Utility.
5. 
The Utility shall not be responsible for any changes or enlargements where the main extension is in place outside the Town limit and it shall not be responsible for any portion of the cost of re-laying or changing the main or main extension because of any effective Public Works Projects.
6. 
The customer will connect on the Utility's existing main at a point designated by the Utility.
G. 
Street Improvements. Adequate water mains may be installed moved or laid prior to any street improvements in order to expedite any improvements. The same procedure outlined in Section 710.080(G) shall apply to waterlines also.
H. 
Size And Location Connections. The Utility, through its authorized agents, will determine the location and size of service line and meter based on information procured from the customer. This determination will not be binding on the Utility in the event the pressure or flow may not materialize as calculated.
I. 
Building And Plumbing Permits. No application for service within the Town limit will be negotiable for residential, commercial and industrial use unless a building and plumbing permit shall first be issued and unless conditions set forth in this Article relating to main extensions have been met, where applicable. Any permit issued on application to connect the premises with the water main will not entitle the permit fee to a connection until the main is laid adjacent to the premises of the owner. An acceptance of a fee by the Town of Carrollton for the permit shall not waive any of the conditions set forth in this Article or otherwise grant any specific right of connection. As this Subsection is being written, the Town of Carrollton has no building or plumbing permits and no ordinance pertaining to building or plumbing codes, so, therefore, when the Town of Carrollton adopts building and plumbing codes, this Subsection will become automatically valid and enforced.
J. 
Cancellation Of Application For Service. In the event an application has been made for a water service and the customer(s) cancels the application before the service has been installed, the costs of the application paid by the applicant may be refunded upon written request and will only be refunded to the original applicant or his/her legally designated representative.
K. 
Size And Costs Of Service Connections. No service connection less than three-fourths (3/4) inch in pipe size will be installed. The contribution for the installation of services larger than three-fourths (3/4) inch will be based upon the estimated cost of the larger service and shall include labor, material overheads and prorated equipment costs and will be prepared by the Utility. This amount will be paid prior to the service installation. When the estimated cost is not sufficient to cover the total expenses, the deficit shall be due and payable from the property owner before the water service will be turned on. Any excess hereby will be returned to the person making the application and contribution for the installation.
L. 
Reduction In Service Size. New services where a reduction in size is requested for a service smaller than the existing service size, the new service may be installed subject to a charge. The old service will be removed. If application for a service of a smaller size is made before a defective service is to be replaced, a new service of a smaller size may be substituted without charge to the applicant.
M. 
Relocation Of Service. If at any time the property owner or his/her agent should request the relocation of the water service for any reason, the Utility will prepare an estimate of costs to include labor, material, overheads and prorated equipment costs as related to the installation. The applicant shall make a written request for relocation. In the event that the service is of lead material, the relocation will be made at no expense to the applicant.
N. 
Separate Service And Private Fire Protection. If a customer requests a separate water service at his/her residence and if in the opinion of the Utility the service is found to be feasible and that easements have been allowed with no cost to the Utility, the customer will give written notice to the Utility requesting a water service for domestic fire protection. The customer will be responsible for all costs on material, labor, overhead and prorated costs of equipment. A meter will be set, separate from potable use. A minimum charge each month plus any water consumption registered on the meter will be due and payable to the Utility. The customer will install at his/her expense, own, maintain and test annually a backflow prevention device to the degree of hazard that exists. The customer will send a copy of this inspection to the Utility office by May 31st of each year. If the customer fails to comply with the backflow inspection, service will be disconnected until the inspection is completed and a reconnect fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be charged. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise. The owner or customer will affirm in writing that the water supplied through this service will not be used for any purpose except for extinguishing a fire. If at anytime it is found that hose connections have been added to the service or unusual water usage has been registered, then the customer shall be billed and due payable at an amount twice the regular meter rate plus sewer charge.
O. 
Installation Of Service Pipes. Water service pipes for all sizes and all purposes, laid from the water main to the stop and waste valve shall not be less than three-fourths (3/4) inch in pipe size and shall be of such material as specified by the Utility. All pipe used for fire service lines must be approved by the Utility. Service from the meter housing to the wall of the building shall be laid with no less than thirty-six (36) inches of cover below final grade. Water pipes for private fire systems from the property line to the building shall be laid with no less than forty-two (42) inches of cover below final grade. No water supply pipe shall be laid in the sanitary sewer ditch or any other utility service be laid in grader ditch horizontal with the ditch. All service lines will be laid outside of the grader ditch. When a customer's water meter is located inside a basement or building and the water service is leaking between the water main and the customer's property line, the Utility will either repair or replace the water service line from the main to the customer property line and reset the meter at the customer property line, at no expense to the customer. The customer will then own, maintain, repair or replace the water service line from the meter to customer premises.
P. 
Outside Connections. No faucets shall be allowed on the outside of any building except hose connections that are controlled by a removal handle and are not accessible to the general public.
Q. 
Stop And Waste Valves. A stop and waste valve of approved pattern maybe installed within three (3) feet of the point where the pipe enters the basement or building foundation on the outside of the basement or building. It is the customer's responsibility to install and maintain the stop and waste valve if he/she so desires.
R. 
Abandoned Water And/Or Electric Service And Abandoned Buildings. In the event a new building is to be erected on the site of an old building and it is desired to increase the size or change the location of an existing service connection or where a service connection to any premises is abandoned or no longer used, the Utility may cut out or remove the service connection, after which, in the event that a service connection be requested to the premises, a new service shall be installed only upon the application and payment in advance of the cost of labor, material, overhead, and prorated costs of equipment used. Any water or electric service supplying any abandoned building or part of a building that may be considered a hazard to the safety and health of the public by the Utility shall be disconnected and removed at the main or at the power source.
S. 
Leaking Water Service And Mains. In the event of a water leak under the street, alley or easement between the main and the meter housing, the Utility shall make all necessary repairs or replacements without related costs to the affected customer. In the event of a water leak between the meter housing and the building, the affected customer shall make all necessary repairs or replacements at his/her expense. The customer has four (4) days to repair the leak or be contracted to be repaired or water service will be disconnected. In the event that a water pipe or main is damaged or destroyed by contractors, plumbers or others in performance of street work or any other type of construction on public streets, alleys or easements, the Utility shall make all necessary repairs or replacements and the owner, person, contractor or company shall pay for the repair or replacements.
T. 
Service Renewal. Services replaced because of leaks or substandard supply shall be renewed from the main to the discharge side of the meter with the same size as the service removed by the Utility at no cost to the owner.
U. 
Fire Protection Service. Fire protection water mains to be used in case of fire will be allowed within or without commercial and industrial buildings on the following conditions:
1. 
The customer at his/her expense will install and maintain the service main to his/her building according to the specifications of the Utility.
2. 
The Utility may require a meter of approved pattern to be furnished, maintained and tested by the owner on any sprinkler system. The meter shall be located in a meter housing at the property line.
3. 
An approved detector check with a bypass meter of approved pattern shall be installed on all fire protection systems which supply water to a wet or dry sprinkler system without hose connections. The owner or agent of the building must affirm in writing that the water supplied through this service will not be used for any purpose except for extinguishing a fire.
4. 
The customer will at his/her expense install, own, maintain and test annually a backflow prevention device to the degree of hazard that exists. The customer will send a copy of this inspection to the Utility office by May 31st of each year. If the customer fails to comply with backflow inspection, service will be disconnected until the inspection is completed. A reconnect fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be charged. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise.
5. 
A service charge payable to the Utility annually of fifty dollars ($50.00) by the customer is due to the Utility on all fire protection mains. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation service, or otherwise.
6. 
Fire protection mains will be exempt from paying a sewer service fee.
7. 
If at anytime it is found that hose connections have been added to a system, the Utility will immediately disconnect the service until the customer makes the necessary changes. A service fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be charged to connect the service. This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise.
V. 
Turn Off And Turn On Restrictions. It shall be unlawful under this Article for any plumber or other person not an authorized employee of the Utility to make connections, install, replace, extend or make repairs to any Utility water service pipe, or connect one service pipe with another service pipe, or extend a pipe from one building to another building, or turn on or off at any premises using the Utility water valve at the meter housing without obtaining permission of the Utility, except under emergency conditions.
W. 
Change In Service Locations. In the event service connections of less than a one-inch pipe size for any premises on any street does not come from the water main in front of said premises, the Utility, at such time a main is laid in front of said premises, shall notify the property owner or tenant thereof, provide a service connection to the new main without charge, and at the same time, disband the old service connection. The property owner will be responsible for the building connection to the new service. All services one (1) inch and larger will be relocated by the Utility and the property owner shall pay all costs incurred.
X. 
Location Of Water Meter. Inside the Town limit, water meters are furnished by the Utility and shall be located in or adjacent to the street right-of-way at a point fixed by the Utility, except where a water main is already located in an easement upon private property, in which event the Utility may allow location of a water meter on or adjacent to the existing main, providing that the necessary easements is available.
Y. 
Meter Housings In Areas Excavated To Curb. In the event that a basement or wall of a building to be serviced extends to the curb line, sidewalk line, or under the sidewalk, the owner of the property will install, at his/her expense, a waterproof meter housing so constructed that the meter can be installed, read or removed from the installation area.
Z. 
Water Meter Testing And Billing Adjustments. In the event that the customer makes a complaint in the effect that his/her water billing for any specific period is excessive, the Utility will re-read the meter in question and check for leaks. In the event the customer makes a written request to have the meter tested, the Utility will remove said meter and perform a slow-, medium-, and high-flow test on the meter. In the event the water meter on test shows a registration in excess of three percent (3%) in favor of the Utility, the Utility will make a credited billing adjustment for the estimated excess preceding and/or on the current billing. If no error is found exceeding three percent (3%) in favor of the Utility, the customer will pay to the Utility a service charge of twenty five dollars ($25.00). This fee may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service, or otherwise. In the event the customer request in writing that the meter in question be sent to the factory for testing, and if said meter returns and no error is found exceeding three percent (3%), the customer will pay to the Utility all charges incurred in sending the meter to the factory and all shipping and handling charges incurred by the Utility.
AA. 
Meter Area Access. It will be a violation of this Article for any person to store or maintain any goods, shrubs, landscaping, merchandise, material or refuse, or install equipment over, under or within six (6) feet of any water meter, gate valve, fire hydrant or other appurtenances in use on any water service, main or valve. Obstructions that inhibit or restrict maintenance, meter reading, or inspections may be trimmed or removed by the Utility and costs outlined in Section 710.140(S) may apply.
BB. 
Authority — Meter Testing. The Utility may test, replace and/or repair any water meter or electric meter on service supplied directly by the Utility at any time and may temporarily discontinue the utilities for this purpose. A reasonable attempt will be made to inform the customer, except in instances where fraud is indicated. A witness will be present in all fraud-related testing and checking.
CC. 
Repair And Protection. The Utility reserves the right without notice if necessary to shut off the water supply for repairs, extensions, non-payments of billing or any other reason stated herein, or on an emergency basis. Blockage or stoppage due to a shut off of the water supply will not be the liability of the Utility.
DD. 
Water From Fire Hydrants — Other. In the event of a written application by a customer or his/her agent, the Utility may elect to install a meter and backflow device upon a fire hydrant for temporary water service. The customer will be responsible for all water flowing through the meter and any damage to the meter, backflow device, property or hydrant by the customer or others while the meter is on the hydrant. The meter will not be installed on a hydrant during freezing weather. A deposit of fifty dollars ($50.00) in advance to the Utility plus five dollars ($5.00) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of water used be paid to the Utility for each location, providing the meter is installed during working hours. An additional two (2) hours' overtime rate will be applied after normal working hours. These fees may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Public Works in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service or otherwise.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 15, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this provision is:
1. 
To protect the public potable water supply from contamination or pollution by containing within the consumer's internal distribution system or private water system contaminants or pollutants which could backflow through the service connection into the public potable water supply system.
2. 
To promote the elimination, containment, isolation, or control of existing cross-connections, actual or potential, between the public or consumer's potable water systems and non-potable water systems, plumbing fixtures and industrial-process systems.
3. 
To provide for the maintenance of a continuing program of cross-connection control which will systematically and effectively prevent the contamination or pollution of all potable water systems.
B. 
Application. This provision shall apply to all premises served by the potable water system of Carrollton Municipal Utilities.
C. 
Policy.
1. 
This provision will be reasonably interpreted by the Utility. It is the Utility's intent to recognize the varying degrees of hazard and to apply the principle that the degree of protection shall be commensurate with the degree of hazard.
2. 
The Utility shall be primarily responsible for protection of the public potable water distribution systems from contamination or pollution due to backflow or contaminants or pollutants through the water service connection. The cooperation of all consumers is required to implement and maintain the program to control cross-connections. The Utility and consumer are jointly responsible for preventing contamination of the water system within the consumer's premises.
3. 
If, in the judgment of the Utility or Town building inspections department or their authorized representatives, cross-connection protection is required through either piping modification or installation of an approved backflow prevention device, due notice shall be given to the consumer. The consumer shall immediately comply by providing the required protection at his/her own expense, and failure, refusal or inability on the part of the consumer to provide such protection shall constitute grounds for discontinuing water service to the premises until such protection has been provided. The formal notice under this provision shall be in written form subject to thirty-six (36) hours' termination notice, except under emergency conditions.
D. 
Definitions.
1. 
Interpretation and enforcement:
AIR-GAP SEPARATION
The unobstructed vertical distance through the free atmosphere between the lowest opening from any pipe or faucet supplying water to a tank, plumbing fixture, or other device and the overflow level rim of the receptacle, and shall be at least double the diameter of the supply pipe measured vertically above the flood level rim of the vessel, but in no case less than one (1) inch.
AUXILIARY WATER SUPPLY
Any water source or system, other than the public water supply, that may be available in the building or premises.
BACKFLOW
The flow other than the intended direction of flow of any foreign liquids, gases, or substances into the distribution system of a public water supply.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
Any device, method, or type of construction intended to prevent backflow into a potable water system.
CONTAINMENT
Protection of the public water supply by installing a cross-connection control device or air-gap separation on the main service line to a facility
CONSUMER
The owner or person in control of any premises supplied by or in any manner connected to a public water system.
CONTAMINATION
Impairment of the quality of the water by sewage, process fluids, or other waste to a degree which could create an actual hazard to the public health through poisoning and through spread of disease by exposure.
CROSS-CONNECTION
Any physical link between a potable water supply and any other substance, fluid, or source, which makes possible contamination of the potable water supply due to the reversal of flow of the water in the piping or distribution system.
HAZARD, DEGREE OF
An evaluation of the potential risk to public health and the adverse effect of the hazard upon the potable water system.
1. 
Any condition, device, or practice in the water supply system and its operation which could create or may create a danger to the health and well-being of the water consumer.
2. 
A plumbing type cross-connection in a consumer's potable water system that has not been properly protected by a vacuum breaker, air-gap separation or backflow prevention device.
3. 
An actual or potential threat to the physical properties of the water system or to the potability of the public or the consumer's potable water system, but which would constitute a nuisance or be aesthetically objectionable or could cause damage to the system or appurtenances, but would not be dangerous to health.
4. 
An actual or potential threat of severe damage to the physical properties of the public potable water system or the consumer's potable water system, or of a pollution or contamination which would have a protracted effect on the quality of the potable water in the system.
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS SYSTEM
Any system containing a fluid or solution that may be chemically, biologically or otherwise contaminated, or polluted in a form or concentration such as would constitute a health system pollution or plumbing hazard if introduced into a potable water supply.
ISOLATION
Protection of a facility service line by installing a cross-connection control device or air-gap separation on an individual fixture, appurtenance, or system.
POLLUTION
The presence of any foreign substance (organic, inorganic, or biological) in water which tends to degrade its quality so as to constitute a hazard or impair the usefulness of the water to a degree which does not create an actual hazard to the public health but which does adversely and unreasonably affect such waters for domestic use.
PUBLIC POTABLE WATER SYSTEM
Any publicly or privately owned water system supplying water to the general public, which is satisfactory for drinking, culinary, and domestic purposes and meets the requirements of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
SERVICE CONNECTION
The terminal end of a service line from the public water system. If a meter is installed at the end of the service, then the service connection means the downstream end of the meter.
UTILITY
The owner, operator, individual or board in charge of the public water system of Carrollton, Missouri.
E. 
Cross-Connections Prohibited.
1. 
No water service connection shall be installed or maintained to any premises where actual or potential cross-connection to the public potable or consumer's water system many exist unless such actual or potential cross-connections are abated or controlled to the satisfaction of the Utility, and as required by the laws and regulations of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
2. 
No connection shall be installed or maintained whereby an auxiliary water supply may enter a public potable or consumer's water system unless such auxiliary water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Utility and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
3. 
No water service connection shall be installed or maintained to any premises in which the plumbing system, facilities, and fixtures have not been constructed and installed using acceptable plumbing practices considered by the Utility as necessary for the protection of health and safety.
F. 
Survey And Investigations.
1. 
The consumer's premises shall be open at all reasonable times to the Utility or their authorized representative for the conduction of surveys and investigations of water use practices within the consumer's premises to determine whether there are actual or potential cross-connections to the consumer's water system through which contaminants or pollutants could backflow into the public potable water system.
2. 
On request by the Utility or their authorized representative, the consumer shall furnish information on water use practices within his/her premises.
3. 
It shall be the responsibility of the water consumer to conduct periodic surveys of water use practices on his/her premises to determine whether there are actual or potential cross-connections to his/her water system through which contaminants or pollutants could backflow into his/her or the public potable water system.
G. 
Type Of Protection Required.
1. 
The type of protection required by this provision shall depend on the degree of hazard which exists, as follows:
a. 
An approved air-gap separation shall be installed where the public potable water system may be contaminated with a substance that could cause a severe health hazard.
b. 
An approved air-gap separation or an approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device shall be installed where the public potable water system may be contaminated with a substance that could cause a system or health hazard.
c. 
An approved air-gap separation or an approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device or an approved double check valve assembly shall be installed where the public potable water system may be polluted with a substance that could cause a pollution hazard not dangerous to health.
H. 
Where Protection Is Required.
1. 
An approved backflow prevention device shall be installed on each service line to a consumer's water system serving premises where, in the judgment of the Utility or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, actual or potential hazards to the public potable water system exist. The type and degree of protection required shall be commensurate with the degree of hazard.
2. 
An approved air-gap separation or reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device shall be installed at the service connection or within any premises where, in the judgment of the Utility or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the nature and extent of activities on the premises, or the materials used in connection with the activities, or materials stored on the premises would present an immediate and dangerous hazard to health should a cross-connection occur, even though such cross-connection may not exist at the time the backflow prevention device is required to be installed. This includes but is not limited to the following situations:
a. 
Premises having an auxiliary water supply, unless the quality of the auxiliary supply is acceptable to the Utility and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
b. 
Premises having internal cross-connections that are not correctable, or intricate plumbing arrangements which make it impractical to ascertain whether or not cross-connections exist.
c. 
Premises where entry is restricted so that inspections for cross-connections cannot be made with sufficient frequency or at sufficiently short notice to assure the cross-connections do not exist.
d. 
Premises having a repeated history of cross-connections being established or reestablished.
e. 
Premises which, due to the nature of the enterprise therein, are subject to recurring modification or expansion.
f. 
Premises on which any substance is handled under pressure so as to permit entry into the public water supply, or where a cross-connection could reasonably be expected to occur. This shall include the handling of process waters and cooling waters.
g. 
Premises where materials of a toxic or hazardous nature are handled such that if backsiphonage or backpressure should occur, a serious health hazard may result.
3. 
The following types of facilities fall into one (1) or more of the categories of premises where an approved air-gap separation or reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device is required by the Utility and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to protect the public water supply and must be installed at these facilities unless all hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions have been eliminated or corrected by other methods to the satisfaction of the Utility and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
a. 
Aircraft and missile plants.
b. 
Automotive plants.
c. 
Auxiliary water systems.
d. 
Beverage bottling plants.
e. 
Breweries.
f. 
Building complexes.
g. 
Canneries, packing houses, and reduction plants.
h. 
Car washing facilities.
i. 
Chemical manufacturing, processing, compounding or treatment plants.
j. 
Chemically contaminated water systems.
k. 
Civil works.
l. 
Dairies and cold storage plants.
m. 
Film laboratories.
n. 
Fire protection systems.
o. 
Hazardous waste storage and disposal sites.
p. 
Hospitals, mortuaries, clinics.
q. 
Irrigation and sprinkler systems.
r. 
Laundries and dye works.
s. 
Metal manufacturing, cleaning, processing and fabricating plants.
t. 
Oil and gas production, storage or transmission properties.
u. 
Paper and paper products plants.
v. 
Plating plants.
w. 
Power plants.
x. 
Printing and publishing facilities.
y. 
Radioactive material processing plants or nuclear reactors.
z. 
Research and analytical laboratories.
aa. 
Rubber plants — natural and synthetic.
bb. 
Sand and gravel plants.
cc. 
Schools and colleges.
dd. 
Sewage and storm drainage facilities, pumping stations.
ee. 
Water front facilities and industries.
ff. 
Zoological and horticultural gardens.
I. 
Backflow Prevention Devices.
1. 
Any backflow prevention device required by this provision shall be of a model or construction approved by the Utility and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
a. 
Air-gap separation to be approved shall be least twice the diameter of the supply pipe, measured vertically above the top rim of the vessel, but in no case less than one (1) inch.
b. 
A double check valve assembly or a reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device shall be approved by the Utility, and shall appear on the current list of approved backflow prevention devices established by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
2. 
Existing backflow prevention devices approved by the Utility at the time of installation and properly maintained shall, except for inspection and maintenance requirements, be excluded from the requirements of this Article so long as the Utility is assured that they will satisfactorily protect the water system. Whenever the existing device is moved from its present location, or requires more than minimum maintenance, or when the Utility finds that the maintenance constitutes a hazard to health, the unit shall be replaced by a backflow prevention device meeting the requirements of this Article.
J. 
Installation.
1. 
Backflow prevention devices required by this provision shall be installed at a location and in a manner approved by the Utility and shall be installed at the expense of the water consumer.
2. 
Backflow prevention devices installed on the service line to the consumer's water system shall be located on the consumer's side of the water meter, as close to the meter as is reasonably practical, and prior to any other connection.
3. 
Backflow prevention devices shall be located so as to be readily accessible for maintenance and testing, protected from freezing, and where no part of the device will be submerged or subject to flooding by any fluid.
4. 
The Utility will not be responsible for any water heater expansion caused by a pressure valve failure or backflow device.
K. 
Inspections And Maintenance.
1. 
It shall be the duty of the consumer at any premises on which backflow prevention devices required by this Article are installed to have inspections, test, and repairs made in accordance with the following schedule or more often where inspections indicate a need.
a. 
Air-gap separations shall be inspected at the time of installation and at least every twelve (12) months thereafter.
b. 
Double check valve assemblies shall be inspected and tested for tightness at the time of installation and at least every twelve (12) months thereafter. They shall be dismantled, inspected internally, cleaned and repaired whenever needed and at least every thirty (30) months.
c. 
Reduced pressure principle backflow prevention devices shall be inspected and tested for tightness at the time of installation and at least every twelve (12) months thereafter. They shall be dismantled, inspected internally, cleaned and repaired whenever needed and at least every five (5) years.
2. 
Inspections, tests and repairs of backflow prevention devices shall be made at the expense of the water consumer and shall be performed by the Utility or a State of Missouri certified backflow prevention device tester.
3. 
Whenever backflow prevention devices required by this provision are found to be defective, they shall be repaired or replaced at the expense of the consumer without delay.
4. 
The water consumer must maintain a complete record of each backflow prevention device from purchase to retirement. This shall include a comprehensive listing that includes a record of all tests, inspections and repairs. Records of inspections, test, repairs and replacements shall be made available to the Utility thirty (30) days after such inspections, tests, repairs and/or replacements have been made.
5. 
Backflow prevention devices shall not be bypassed, made inoperative, removed or otherwise made ineffective without specific authorization by the Utility.
L. 
Violations.
1. 
The Utility shall deny or discontinue, after reasonable thirty-six-hour notice to the occupants thereof, the water service to any premises wherein any backflow prevention device required by this provision is not installed, tested and maintained in a manner acceptable to the Utility, or if it is found that the backflow prevention device has been removed or bypassed or if an unprotected cross-connection exists on the premises.
2. 
Water service to such premises shall not be restored until the consumer has corrected or eliminated such conditions or defects in conformance with this provision to the satisfaction of the Utility.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 16, 2-16-2004]
A. 
Anticipated Emergency. In the event emergency conditions are anticipated by the Utility on its system or on the interconnected electric systems of which the Utility's system is a party, which conditions may result in an inability by the Utility to meet all electric requirements of its customers, or a general inability by the interconnected systems to meet all electric requirements of customers on the interconnected systems of which the Utility's system is a part, due to a lack of available electric generating capacity or fuels therefor, and an emergency has been duly declared on account thereof by proper State or Federal authorities having jurisdiction, and the Utility may implement an Emergency Energy Conservation Plan.
B. 
Customer Notification. The Utility will give prompt notice to its customers of the implementation of this Emergency Energy Conservation Plan by appropriate releases to the news media and, to the extent practical and in accordance with procedures deemed appropriate by the Utility, by direct contact (telephone, written or personal) with its large commercial and industrial customers who will be advised that this Emergency Energy Conservation Plan has been implemented by the Utility.
C. 
Exempt Facilities. Customers operating facilities of the type listed in this Subsection shall be exempt from application of the Utility's Emergency Energy Conservation Plan, provided such customers undertake the reduction of electric energy usage to the fullest extent practical consistent with continued operation of such facility to provide the services, functions or activities for which such customer is responsible.
1. 
Any facility whose function is necessary to the support of life, such as but not limited to:
a. 
Hospital services and nursing homes; or
b. 
Non-hospital life sustaining facilities, including iron lungs, kidney machines, etc.
2. 
Any facility whose function is necessary for national, State or local security, such as but no limited to:
a. 
Missile sites;
b. 
Defense communication network centers;
c. 
Civil defense facilities;
d. 
Prisons; or
e. 
Other governmental activities essential to national security.
3. 
Any facility whose function is necessary to provide essential public services, such as, but no limited to:
a. 
Police and fire control facilities;
b. 
Essential public services, including water, telephone, gas, trash and sewage services;
c. 
Transportation facilities;
d. 
Communications media;
e. 
Fuels and energy supply facilities;
f. 
Food processing, storage and distribution facilities;
g. 
Medical supply facilities; or
h. 
Community centers used to house groups of persons affected by curtailment of electric or other forms of public service.
D. 
Daily Monitoring. Upon implementation by the Utility of its Emergency Energy Conservation Plan, the Utility will monitor daily the need for continuation thereof and/or the need to implement, as the Utility in its sole discretion deems appropriate, further action hereunder in the following stages.
E. 
First Stage Conservation. The first stage in energy conservation will be directed at securing voluntary reductions in energy usage by all company customers to the extent that such reductions do not endanger health, safety or employment in the Utility's service territory and will include the following:
1. 
The Utility will reduce its own usage of electric energy in any way that will not jeopardize essential operations.
2. 
The Utility will make public appeals through appropriate news media, asking all customers to voluntarily reduce their usage of electric energy.
3. 
The Utility will contact large commercial and industrial customers and request voluntary curtailment of energy without causing workforce reductions.
4. 
The Utility will require elimination of outdoor flood lighting, advertising and decorative lighting except for the minimum level necessary to protect life and property, and permitting a single illuminated sign identifying commercial facilities that are open after dark.
5. 
The Utility will request reduction in parking lot lighting, street and alley lighting, and dusk-to-dawn lighting to minimum functional and safety levels where practical.
6. 
The Utility will request adjustment of work schedules for building cleaning, maintenance, restocking, etc., which require office or industrial facilities to be lighted, heated or cooled beyond normal office or plant hours.
F. 
Second Stage Conservation. If further voluntary energy conservation efforts are necessary in the judgment of the Utility, it will request its customers to:
1. 
Curtail sports, entertainment and recreational activities consistent with energy conservation; e.g., eliminate sports events requiring lighting and close theatres requiring energy for heating or cooling facilities;
2. 
Reduce hours of operation or close all public museums, or other nonessential facilities requiring lighting, heating or cooling;
3. 
Reduce usage of electricity in residences, stores, offices and factories to minimum functional and safety levels by reduction of general lighting levels, the number of elevators operating during non-peak hours and the elimination of show windows, display and other decorative lighting;
4. 
Minimize energy usage in all commercial, industrial and residential establishments by maintaining a temperature of no more than sixty-five-degrees (65°) during operation of heating equipment, and no less than eighty degrees (80°) during operation of cooling equipment and by reducing the temperature level of heated water to one hundred forty degrees (140°) or less;
5. 
Request commercial establishments, i.e., department stores, shopping centers and the like, to operate on a schedule not to exceed six (6) days per week with a maximum of forty eight (48) hours of operation per week; and
6. 
Request all industrial and commercial facilities and the Town of Carrollton, Missouri, which are known to have emergency reduction plans, to implement such plans.
G. 
Mandatory Curtailment. In the event that the voluntary energy conservation measures implemented under Section 715.160(E) and (F) hereof are not adequate, in the judgment of the Utility, to achieve the necessary level of energy conservation on its system, the Utility may, at its discretion, request the Mayor of Carrollton to approve mandatory energy curtailment under this Subsection; upon receipt of such approval the provisions of Section 715.160(E) and (F) shall become mandatory and binding on all the Utility's customers. In the event of failure by any customer to comply thereafter with the provisions of this Subsection, electric service to such customer may be discontinued by the Utility unless the facilities are exempt under Section 715.160(C) hereof. Additionally, the following mandatory energy curtailment steps may be implemented as requested by the Utility and approved by the Board of Public Works and the Mayor.
1. 
Effect system voltage reductions up to 5%;
2. 
De-energize circuits on a manual rotation basis, except circuits which include exempt facilities under Section 715.160(C) hereof;
3. 
Direct industrial customers with relatively few employees but large electric energy usage to cease operations, except as necessary for safety and security;
4. 
Direct all other industrial customers to curtail monthly usage of electric service by a least thirty percent (30%) of their respective average monthly usage during the preceding twelve (12) full calendar months;
5. 
Direct all commercial customers to curtail their monthly usage of electric service to a maximum equivalent to not more than forty (40) hours per week of their respective normal operations; and
6. 
Direct all industrial and commercial customers to further curtail usage of electric service, on a progressive reduction basis, as may be required to that level needed for employee and plant safety and security.
H. 
Liability Of Utility. The Utility shall not be considered in default of its service agreement and shall not otherwise be liable to any customer or other person by reason of implementation by the Utility of any or all of the procedures described in this Section.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 17, 2-16-2004]
All meter loops or piping from the nearest right-of-way and all the continuous service electric wiring from the initial contact with the customer's building and/or the load side of the electric service entrance to the main switch box, except the Utility meter and meter socket material, all or part of which may have been furnished and/or installed by the Utility prior to the date of this Article, will in the future become the property and responsibility of the customer and shall conform to the current Municipal Electric or Plumbing Codes.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 18, 2-16-2004]
A. 
In accordance with Chapter 215, Nuisances, Article III, Trees, of the Code of the Town of Carrollton, Missouri, the Utility must trim and/or remove trees at certain locations and periods of time where the trees interfere with electric transmission, distribution and services. In the interest of public safety, protection of human lives and continuity of electric services, the Utility or their contractors will trim trees and brush where necessary within easements and on public rights-of-way where the lines are affected at no cost to the customer.
B. 
Permission to trim any tree will be solicited when possible, except in emergencies where the property owner cannot be contacted; however, trees and brush extending over public rights-of-way are in public control and may be trimmed up to the right-of-way line with or without the owner's permission and liability thereto is hereby denied.
[Ord. No. 1063 § 19, 2-16-2004]
Rules and regulations governing sanitary sewers come under the jurisdiction of the Carrollton Street Department and the Town Council of Carrollton, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 2017-1220 § 1, 3-17-2017]
A. 
Net metering and electrical system interconnection is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the distribution service territory of the Town of Carrollton at any point on the Utility's existing facilities that has adequate capacity and suitable voltage for delivery of service until:
1. 
The total rated generating capacity of all net metering systems on the Utility equals five percent (5%) of the Utility's single-hour peak load during the previous year; or
2. 
The total rated generating capacity of approved new interconnection agreements during the current calendar year equals or exceeds one percent (1%) of the Utility's single-hour peak load for the previous calendar year. (Section 386.890.3, RSMo.)
[Ord. No. 2017-1220 § 1, 3-17-2017]
A. 
Net metering service is available to any existing customer who is in good standing under the Town's electric service schedules, who owns and operates a renewable energy electric generator powered by solar, hydro, or wind or fuel cells using hydrogen produced by solar, hydro or wind with a capacity of not more than one hundred (100) kilowatts that is located on the customer's premises, is interconnected and operates in parallel phase and synchronization with the Utility's existing transmission and distribution facilities, and is intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer's own electrical power requirements. This rider is offered in compliance with the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act (Section 386.890, RSMo.) and appropriate Missouri Public Service Commission Rules.
B. 
Additional sources of renewable energy may be certified by the Department of Natural Resources and they will be accepted by the Town. All agreements hereunder are between the customer-generator and the Town and shall not include a third party.
[Ord. No. 2017-1220 § 1, 3-17-2017]
A. 
"Net metering" means measuring the difference between the electricity supplied by the Utility and the electricity generated by an eligible customer-generator and fed back to the electric grid over the applicable billing period.
B. 
All other definitions shall be those contained in the Missouri Net Metering and Easy Connection Act (Section 386.890, RSMo.), except where noted in this policy.
[Ord. No. 2017-1220 § 1, 3-17-2017]
A. 
The electric service charge shall be computed in accordance with the monthly billing the under the customer's effective standard rate schedule. Under this net metering rider, only the kilowatt-hour (kWh) units of a customer-generator's bill are affected.
B. 
If the electricity supplied by the Utility exceeds the electricity generated by the customer-generator during the applicable billing period, the customer-generator shall be billed for the net billable kWhs supplied by the Utility in accordance with the rates and charges under the Utility's standard rate schedule applicable to the customer.
C. 
If the electricity generated by the customer-generator exceeds the electricity supplied by the Utility, the customer-generator shall be credited for the net value of the electric energy delivered to the Utility during the applicable billing period at the Utility's avoided fuel cost, with this credit appearing on the customer-generator's bill no later than the following billing period.
D. 
The avoided fuel cost of two cents ($0.02) per kwh is that amount determined by the Town's Board of Public Works with responsibility for setting rates, as outlined in Section 386.890.2(1), RSMo.
[Ord. No. 2017-1220 § 1, 3-17-2017]
Upon change in ownership of the qualified unit, or of the premises on which the unit is located, the new customer-generator shall file a new application with the Town for net metering.
[Ord. No. 2017-1220 § 1, 3-17-2017]
A. 
The customer-generator must have:
1. 
An approved application for net metering.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said application form is on file in the Town offices.
2. 
A signed standard interconnection application/agreement with the Utility.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Said application/agreement form is on file in the Town offices.
B. 
The customer-generator is responsible for all costs associated with its generating facility and is also responsible for all costs related to any modifications to the facility that may be required by the Utility for purposes of safety and reliability.
C. 
Net Metering Facility Requirements.
1. 
A net metering facility shall meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National Electric Safety Code, the National Electric Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Underwriters Laboratory.
2. 
In addition it shall:
a. 
Be equipped at the customer-generator's expense with a meter or meters approved by the Utility and capable of measuring the net amount of electrical energy produced or consumed by the customer-generator. Any additional costs necessary for the utility to permit the meters or generator to be integrated into the Utility distribution system shall be borne by the customer-generator. At the request of the customer-generator, those costs can be initially paid by the Utility which may bill the customer-generator the costs over a twelve-billing-cycle period along with a reasonable rate of interest.
b. 
Have a mechanism that automatically disables and disconnects the unit from the supplier's electrical lines in the event that service to the customer-generator is interrupted.
c. 
Have an easily accessible device or feature in immediate proximity to the metering equipment to allow a utility worker to manually and instantly disconnect the unit from the Utility's distribution system.
D. 
For Systems of one hundred (100) kilowatts or less, a customer-generator shall not be required to purchase any liability insurance. Insurance for systems above one hundred (100) kilowatts shall be negotiated as part of the interconnection agreement.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Said application/agreement form is on file in the Town offices.