CHAPTER XVIII. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. UTILITY MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING   1

18-101.  Utility department duties. 1

18-102.  Utility directors; duties. 1

18-103.  Utility purchases; claims. 1

18-104.  Utility statements and billings. 1

18-105.  Statements payments. 1

18-106.  Utility accounts; deposits. 2

18-107.  Imprest fund. 2

18-108.  Billing; delinquency. 2

18-109.  Same; notice, hearing. 3

18-110.  Same; reconnection. 4

18-111.  Rules and regulations. 4

ARTICLE 2. MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT   5

18-201.  Rules, regulations. 5

18-202.  Service application. 5

18-203.  Water connection fees and costs. 5

18-204.  Right to discontinue service. 6

18-205.  Waterlines on private grounds; plumbing. 6

18-206.  Separate connections required. 6

18-207.  Curb stops and boxes. 6

18-208.  Maintenance; duty to repair. 6

18-209.  Water meters. 7

18-210.  Ownership of water installation and meter. 7

18-211.  Extension of waterlines. 7

18-212.  Check valves. 7

18-213.  Meter seals. 7

18-214.  Trenching and backfilling. 7

18-215.  Water during fire. 8

18-216.  Reading meters; inspection. 8

18-217.  Temporary service. 8

18-218.  Connections, disconnections; fees; charges; penalties. 8

18-219.  Disputed bills. 9

18-220.  Rights reserved; deposits. 9

18-221.  Emergency water shortage. 9

18-222.  Resale of water. 9

18-223.  Taking water without authority. 10

18-224.  Unlawful acts. 10

18-225.  Additional rules. 10

18-226.  Rates established inside corporate limits. 10

18-227.  Rates established outside corporate limits. 12

18-228.  Reserved. 14

18-229.  Reserved. 14

18-230.  Other rates. 14

18-231.  Low-income customers. 14

18-232.  Bond retirement. 15

18-233.  Billing. 15

18-234.  Water works depreciation reserve fund. 15

ARTICLE 3. MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT   16

18-301.  Rules and regulations. 16

18-302.  Service application. 16

18-303.  Electrical service connections. 16

18-304.  Service lines outside city. 16

18-305.  Separate connections required. 16

18-306.  Electric meters; meter seals. 16

18-307.  Repairs and maintenance; rights reserved. 17

18-308.  Liability of city, rights reserved. 17

18-309.  Fees; disconnection and reconnection. 17

18-310.  Disputed electric bills. 17

18-311.  Temporary connections. 18

18-312.  Resale of electricity unlawful. 18

18-313.  Additional rules. 18

18-314.  Unlawful acts. 18

18-315.  Injuring or destroying property. 18

18-316.  Master metering prohibited. 18

18-317.  Emergency power shortage. 19

18-318.  Residential service. 20

18-319.  Rural residential service. 20

18-320.  Reserved. 21

18-321.  Commercial lighting, power service; inside corporate limits. 21

18-322.  Commercial lighting, power service, outside corporate limits. 21

18-323.  City oil field pumping service. 21

18-324.  Rural oil field pumping service. 22

18-325.  City industrial manufacturing rate. 22

18-326.  Rural industrial manufacturing rate. 23

18-327.  Rates, more than three miles outside city limits; residential service. 23

18-328.  Rates, more than three miles outside city limits; business service. 23

18-329.  Rates, more than three miles outside city limits; power service. 24

18-330.  Fuel and energy cost adjustment. 24

18-331.  Billing. 25

18-332.  Large power service. 25

18-333.  Unfunded regulatory and environmental surcharge rider URES. 26

18-334.  High voltage partial requirements electric service and establishing the rates of service for the same. 27

18-335.  Net metering policy & procedures for customer-owned renewable energy resources. 29

ARTICLE 4. CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL   30

18-401.  Definitions. 30

18-402.  Cross connection control general policy. 31

18-403.  Cross connections prohibited. 31

18-404.  Survey and Investigations. 31

18-405.  Where Protection is Required. 32

18-406.  Backflow prevention devices. 33

18-407.  Installation. 34

18-408.  Inspection and Maintenance. 34

18-409.  Violation and Penalties. 35

ARTICLE 5. WATER CONSERVATION.. 36

18-501.  Purpose. 36

18-502.  Definitions. 36

18-503.  Declaration of various stages of water conservation. 36

18-504.  Voluntary Conservation Measures. 37

18-505.  Mandatory Conservation Measures. 37

18-506.  Emergency Water Rates. 38

18-507.  Regulations. 38

18-508.  Violations, Disconnections and Penalties. 38

18-509.  Emergency Termination. 39

ARTICLE 6. SEWER REGULATIONS. 40

18-601.  Definitions. 40

18-602.  Sewer connection; when required. 41

18-603.  Sewer connections not included in sewer district. 41

18-604.  Sewer connection required. 42

18-605.  Permit; connection fee. 42

18-606.  Application. 42

18-607.  Issuing permit; charges. 42

18-608.  Connection costs. 43

18-609.  Sewer connection. 43

18-610.  Sewer for each building. 43

18-611(1).  Same; specifications. 43

18-611(2).  Same. 43

18-611(3).  Same. 44

18-611(4).  Same. 44

18-611(5).  Same. 44

18-611(6).  Same. 44

18-611(7).  Same. 44

18-612.  Sewer excavations; damages. 45

18-613.  Failure to connect. 45

18-614.  Privy unlawful. 45

18-615.  Private sewer system. 45

18-616.  Same; permit. 45

18-617.  Same; inspection. 45

18-618.  Same; discharge. 46

18-619.  Same; additional requirements. 46

18-620.  Disposal of sewage. 46

18-621.  Damage to sewers. 46

18-622.  Natural outlet. 46

18-623.  Standards. 46

18-624.  Old building sewers. 47

18-625.  Mud, grease traps. 47

18-626.  Roof, foundation drains. 47

18-627.  Same; exception. 47

18-628.  Prohibited discharges. 47

18-629.  Sewer service charges. 48

18-630.  Same; surcharge. 48

18-631.  Same; independent water source. 49

18-632.  Sewer fund. 50

18-633.  Water wells. 50

18-634.  Billing. 51

18-635.  Notice; hearing. 51

18-636.  Same; finding. 51

18-637.  Applying sewer rates. 52

18-638.  Effect of sewer bonds. 52

18-639.  Enforcement. 52