CHAPTER 99

SEWER SERVICE CHARGES

99.01  Sewer Service Charges Required

99.04  Payment of Bills

99.02  Rate

99.05  Lien for Nonpayment

99.03  Special Rates

99.06  Special Agreements Permitted


99.01   SEWER SERVICE CHARGES REQUIRED. 
Every customer shall pay to the City sewer service fees as hereinafter provided.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)

99.02   RATES FOR SERVICE.  The monthly charge for sanitary sewer service, to each occupancy unit for commercial and residential, supplied by the municipal sanitary sewer system shall be in accordance with the following:

1.         First 2,000 gallons or less per month per meter ‑ $10.50.

2.         All gallons in excess of 2,000 gallons per month - $2.95 per any portion of 1,000 gallons.

3.         There shall be a $12.50 per month per meter charge to each occupancy unit served by the meter for Capital Improvement Cost.

4.         For the purposes hereof, the term “occupancy unit” means any of the following, whether occupied or vacant:

A.        A separate apartment in a multi-family building of three or more apartments.

B.         A mobile home, whether mounted or dismounted, and whether or not permanently affixed to the ground.

99.03   SPECIAL RATES.  Where, in the judgment of the Superintendent and the Council, special conditions exist to the extent that the application of the sewer charges provided in Section 99.02 would be inequitable or unfair to either the City or the customer, a special rate shall be proposed by the Superintendent and submitted to the Council for approval by resolution.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)

99.04   PAYMENT OF BILLS.  All sewer service charges are due and payable under the same terms and conditions provided for payment of a combined service account as contained in Section 92.03 of this Code of Ordinances.  Sewer service may be discontinued in accordance with the provisions contained in Section 92.04 if the combined service account becomes delinquent, and the provisions contained in Section 92.07 relating to lien notices shall also apply in the event of a delinquent account.

99.05   LIEN FOR NONPAYMENT.  Except as provided for in Section 92.06 of this Code of Ordinances, the owner of the premises served and any lessee or tenant thereof shall be jointly and severally liable for sewer service charges to the premises.  Sewer service charges remaining unpaid and delinquent shall constitute a lien upon the premises served and shall be certified by the Clerk to the County Treasurer for collection in the same manner as property taxes.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)

99.06   SPECIAL AGREEMENTS PERMITTED.  No statement in these chapters shall be construed as preventing a special agreement, arrangement or contract between the Council, and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted subject to special conditions, rate and cost as established by the Council.