Chapter 13.08
RATES

Sections:

13.08.010    Water rates, charges and fees.

13.08.012    Repealed.

13.08.015    Repealed.

13.08.020    Sewer rates and charges.

13.08.030    Multiple uses.

13.08.040    Booster pump surcharge.

13.08.050    Service outside city – Rates.

13.08.060    Sewer standby fees.

13.08.010 Water rates, charges and fees.

The city council shall annually, or more often if necessary, by resolution, establish a water service base rate, a water service volume rate and a booster pump surcharge rate sufficient to meet the revenue requirements of the water division of the city’s water and sewer department budget. The resolution shall also list all other appropriate water service fees and charges. (Ord. 674 § 11, 1980).

13.08.012 General water connection charges and North Shore Area local connection charges.

Repealed by Ord. 1332. (Ord. 1081 § 2, 1997).

13.08.015 South Chelan Reservoir cost recovery – Rates.

Repealed by Ord. 1332. (Ord. 1063 § 1, 1997).

13.08.020 Sewer rates and charges.

The city council shall annually, or more often if necessary, by resolution establish a monthly sewer service base rate and sewer connection charges sufficient to meet the revenue requirements for the operation of the sewer division of the city’s water and sewer budget. Sewer service charges, where applicable, shall continue on any premises as long as the water service remains connected thereto. (Ord. 674 § 12, 1980).

13.08.030 Multiple uses.

Where more than one use classification is served by a sewer connection, the billing shall include the sum of the uses except for hospitals, nursing homes and schools. (Ord. 674 § 13, 1980).

13.08.040 Booster pump surcharge.

All water service customers served by booster pumps shall be charged the booster pump surcharge rate per month for each water connection. This charge shall be in addition to the water service base rate or the water service volume rate and shall be billed and collected with the water service charge. (Ord. 674 § 14, 1980).

13.08.050 Service outside city – Rates.

All water and sewer charges to properties lying outside the corporate limits of the city, if not specifically otherwise established by the city council, shall be at one and one-half times the established fees and charges. (Ord. 674 § 15, 1980).

13.08.060 Sewer standby fees.

A. Sewer Connection Charge for Operable Private System. As an incentive for owners of property served by private sewage disposal systems to voluntarily connect to the city sewer system when the same becomes available within two hundred feet of such property, such property owner may connect to the city sewer system and pay a fee equal to one-half of the current sewer connection fee that would otherwise apply to the property. Failure to connect within ninety days following the written notice sent to the property owner by the city of the availability of the public sewer system, shall obligate the property owner to pay the monthly standby fee established in subsection B of this section and to pay the full sewer connection fee in existence at the time of eventual connection to the city sewer system. This section shall not be applicable to those connections made to the city sewer system pursuant to Section 13.06.030(D).

B. Sewer Standby Fee. The city council shall annually, by resolution, establish a monthly sewer service standby charge. The monthly sewer service standby charge shall be charged to all developed properties located within the city limits and within two hundred feet of a city sewer line, but presently served by a private sewage disposal system and not currently connected to the city sewer system. (Ord. 1021 § 5, 1995; Ord. 971 § 1, 1993).