CITY OF PRINCETON ORDINANCE NUMBER 312

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF PRINCETON ORDINANCE
WITH RESPECT TO WATER METERS

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Princeton, Iowa:

The Princeton City Code is hereby amended by amending paragraph G to Chapter 91, section 09 as follows:

91.09 SEPARATE METER FOR OUTSIDE WATERING.
1. Installation. The installation of water meters and remote reading devices subject to the applicable provisions of this chapter for the purpose of measuring water used for irrigation, swimming pools, spas, ponds, yard and garden watering, or other uses where the water so used does not enter the sanitary sewer system is permitted and no sewer service charge shall be made for water so used. The following regulations apply:
A. Any request for the installation of an irrigation meter shall be directed to the Public Works Director.
B. The Public Works Department shall review the request and make a determination that the separate line will not discharge into the sanitary sewer system of the City.
C. The outside watering meter shall be installed not more than two (2) feet from the prime meter and shall be installed parallel to the prime meter.
D. The outside watering meter setting must be made on the street side of the prime meter. The water lines must be separately valved and run directly to outside faucets.
E. Shut-off valves are required ahead of and after the irrigation meter and must be within one foot of the meter.
F. A backflow preventer (approved by the City) to protect against contamination of the water system must be installed after the irrigation meter.
G. The City will provide one (1) meter, which remain property of the City. Resident shall install the meter using licensed plumber, and provide required shut-off valve and backflow preventer. Additional meters shall be at the expense of the customer.
2. Service Restricted In order to provide a fair and equitable program of outside water service, the following restrictions shall apply:
A. If a customer requests disconnection of an outside water service, a thirty dollar ($30.00) disconnection fee shall be assessed. If a customer requests reconnection of an outside water service, a thirty dollar ($30.00) reconnection fee shall be assessed.
B. During any period in which the City determines that it is necessary to conserve water, all outside water meter services may be disconnected immediately. Disconnection will be completed by the City. Reconnection shall occur only when the water conservation period is over, as determined by the City. In the event of mandatory disconnection during water conservation periods, the fees as provided for in subsection A shall be waived.
C. If at any time it is brought to the attention of the City that the customer is using the outside water meter to provide water for use in a building or such outside water enters the sanitary sewer system, the outside water meter shall be removed and the customer shall no longer be eligible for outside water service. The customer will also be charged all applicable sewer charges and fees.
D. Any sign of meter tampering by the customer shall result in the immediate termination of outside water service.
3. Rates. Water service through outside water meters is subject to Chapter 92 of this Code of Ordinances, including applicable monthly distribution and use charges. No sewer charge will be assessed to water usage through the outside meter.



PASSED AND APPROVED this 11th day of September, 2013.


CITY OF PRINCETON


By
Brent Herman, Mayor

ATTEST:


AJ Grunder, City Clerk

Date of:
1st Reading 9/11/2013
2nd Reading Waived 9/11/13
3rd Reading Waived 9/11/13
Adoption 9/11/2013
Publication 9/12/2013