CHAPTER 13.02
WATER AND SEWERS1

Sections:

13.02.010    Establishment of utilities.

13.02.072    Water and sewer latecomer’s connection charges.

13.02.010 Establishment of utilities.

Pursuant to the authority of code cities, the City has established, and may establish in the future, utilities for the provision of all types of water and the treatment of all types of wastewater. The systems for water and wastewater may be maintained and operated jointly or separately. The operation and maintenance of systems of water and wastewater shall be set out in this title, the establishment of rates shall be set out in a comprehensive rate resolution and the billing and collection of charges for water and wastewater shall be set out in Chapter 3.05. (Ord 15-456 §3)

13.02.072 Water and sewer latecomer’s connection charges.

A. Where water or sewer utilities have been installed at the expense of a subdivider, developer, platter or private property owner through or adjacent to subdivided areas, other than the property within the boundaries of the subdivision for which the water or sewer utility was required, a property owner outside the boundaries of the subdivision shall not be allowed to connect to the water or sewer utility until the subdivider, developer, platter or private property owner has been reimbursed and the connection has been approved by the Public Works Director. The reimbursement requirements shall be enforced for a period not to exceed fifteen years after acceptance of the utilities by the City.

B. The Public Works Director shall determine the areas affected by this section, the front-foot charge for each area, add those areas and costs to the standard fee chart, and keep on file for the fifteen-year period documents that identify the costs of the water or sewer utilities installed by a subdivider, developer, platter or private property owner, and shall make said documents available as required to substantiate the connection charges to be reimbursed to the subdivider, developer, platter or private property owner. These connection charges shall be in addition to any other connection charges required by the City and shall be paid in full prior to ground breaking for the purpose of making the connection; provided, that if the City Finance Officer/Clerk is unable to locate a subdivider, developer, platter or private property owner by registered or certified mail the reimbursement obligation shall cease. No connection to water or sewer utilities shall be made until all required charges have been paid. (Ord 93-07 §1)


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    For provisions regarding water connection charges and meters, see Chapter 13.04. For provisions regarding sewer connection charges, see Chapter 13.12.