CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. UTILITY MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING   1

15-101.  Utility department duties. 1

15-102.  Utility directors; duties. 1

15-103.  Utility purchases; claims. 1

15-104.  Utility statements and billings. 1

15-105.  Statements payments. 1

15-106.  Utility accounts; deposits. 2

15-107.  Imprest fund. 2

15-108.  Billing; delinquency. 2

15-109.  Same; notice, hearing. 3

15-110.  Same; reconnection. 4

15-111.  Rules and regulations. 4

ARTICLE 2. MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT   5

15-201.  Rules, regulations. 5

15-202.  Service application. 5

15-203.  Water connection fees and costs. 5

15-204.  Right to discontinue service. 6

15-205.  Waterlines on private grounds; plumbing. 6

15-206.  Separate connections required. 6

15-207.  Curb stops and boxes. 6

15-208.  Maintenance; duty to repair. 6

15-209.  Water meters. 7

15-210.  Ownership of water installation and meter. 7

15-211.  Extension of waterlines. 7

15-212.  Check valves. 7

15-213.  Meter seals. 7

15-214.  Trenching and backfilling. 7

15-215.  Water during fire. 8

15-216.  Reading meters; inspection. 8

15-217.  Temporary service. 8

15-218.  Connections, disconnections; fees; charges; penalties. 8

15-219.  Disputed bills. 9

15-220.  Rights reserved; deposits. 9

15-221.  Emergency water shortage. 9

15-222.  Resale of water. 9

15-223.  Taking water without authority. 10

15-224.  Unlawful acts. 10

15-225.  Additional rules. 10

15-226.  Rates established inside corporate limits. 10

15-227.  Rates established outside corporate limits. 12

15-228.  Other rates. 14

15-229.  Bond retirement. 14

15-230.  Billing. 15

15-231.  Water works depreciation reserve fund. 15

ARTICLE 3. MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT   16

15-301.  Rules and regulations. 16

15-302.  Service application. 16

15-303.  Electrical service connections. 16

15-304.  Service lines outside city. 16

15-305.  Separate connections required. 16

15-306.  Electric meters; meter seals. 17

15-307.  Repairs and maintenance; rights reserved. 17

15-308.  Liability of city, rights reserved. 17

15-309.  Fees; disconnection and reconnection. 17

15-310.  Disputed electric bills. 18

15-311.  Temporary connections. 18

15-312.  Resale of electricity unlawful. 18

15-313.  Additional rules. 18

15-314.  Unlawful acts. 18

15-315.  Injuring or destroying property. 18

15-316.  Master metering prohibited. 19

15-317.  Emergency power shortage. 19

15-318.  Residential service. 20

15-319.  Rural residential service. 20

15-320.  Reserved. 21

15-321.  Commercial lighting, power service; inside corporate limits. 21

15-322.  Commercial lighting, power service, outside corporate limits. 21

15-323.  City oil field pumping service. 21

15-324.  Rural oil field pumping service. 22

15-325.  City industrial manufacturing rate. 22

15-326.  Rural industrial manufacturing rate. 23

15-327.  Rates, more than three miles outside city limits; residential service. 23

15-328.  Rates, more than three miles outside city limits; business service. 23

15-329.  Rates, more than three miles outside city limits; power service. 24

15-330.  Fuel and energy cost adjustment. 24

15-331.  Billing. 25

15-332.  Large power service. 25

15-333.  Unfunded regulatory and environmental surcharge rider URES. 26

15-334.  High voltage partial requirements electric service and establishing the rates of service for the same. 27

15-335.  Net metering policy & procedures for customer-owned renewable energy resources. 29

ARTICLE 4. CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL   30

15-401.  Definitions. 30

15-402.  Cross connection control general policy. 31

15-403.  Cross connections prohibited. 31

15-404.  Survey and Investigations. 31

15-405.  Where Protection is Required. 32

15-406.  Backflow prevention devices. 33

15-407.  Installation. 34

15-408.  Inspection and Maintenance. 34

15-409.  Violation and Penalties. 35

ARTICLE 5. WATER CONSERVATION.. 36

15-501.  Purpose. 36

15-502.  Definitions. 36

15-503.  Declaration of various stages of water conservation. 36

15-504.  Voluntary Conservation Measures. 37

15-505.  Mandatory Conservation Measures. 37

15-506.  Emergency Water Rates. 38

15-507.  Regulations. 38

15-508.  Violations, Disconnections and Penalties. 38

15-509.  Emergency Termination. 39

ARTICLE 6. SEWER REGULATIONS. 40

15-601.  Definitions. 40

15-602.  Sewer connection; when required. 41

15-603.  Sewer connections not included in sewer district. 41

15-604.  Sewer connection required. 42

15-605.  Permit; connection fee. 42

15-606.  Application. 42

15-607.  Issuing permit; charges. 42

15-608.  Connection costs. 43

15-609.  Sewer connection. 43

15-610.  Sewer for each building. 43

15-612.  Sewer excavations; damages. 43

15-613.  Failure to connect. 43

15-614.  Privy unlawful. 44

15-615.  Private sewer system. 44

15-616.  Same; permit. 44

15-617.  Same; inspection. 44

15-618.  Same; discharge. 44

15-619.  Same; additional requirements. 44

15-620.  Disposal of sewage. 45

15-621.  Damage to sewers. 45

15-622.  Natural outlet. 45

15-623.  Standards. 45

15-624.  Old building sewers. 45

15-625.  Mud, grease traps. 45

15-626.  Roof, foundation drains. 45

15-627.  Same; exception. 46

15-628.  Prohibited discharges. 46

15-629.  Sewer service charges. 46

15-630.  Same; surcharge. 47

15-631.  Same; independent water source. 48

15-632.  Sewer fund. 48

15-633.  Water wells. 49

15-634.  Billing. 49

15-635.  Notice; hearing. 49

15-636.  Same; finding. 50

15-637.  Applying sewer rates. 50

15-638.  Effect of sewer bonds. 50

15-639.  Enforcement. 50