[R.O. 2011 §710.010; Ord. No. 485 Art. I, 7-3-1979]
It is determined and declared to be necessary and conducive to the protection of the public health, safety, welfare and convenience of the City to collect charges from all users who contribute wastewater to the City's treatment works. The proceeds of such charges so derived will be used for the purpose of operating, maintaining and retiring the debt for such public wastewater treatment works.
[R.O. 2011 §710.020; Ord. No. 485 Art. II §§1 — 11, 7-3-1979]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:
- BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Celsius (20°C), expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l ).
- NORMAL DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
- Wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than 200 mg/l and a suspended solids concentration of not more than 240 mg/l.
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
- All expenditures during the useful life of the treatment works for materials, labor, utilities, and other items which are necessary for managing and maintaining the sewage works to achieve the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed.
- Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.
- RESIDENTIAL CONTRIBUTOR
- Any contributor to the City's treatment works whose lot, parcel or real estate, building, living unit or trailer is used for domestic dwelling purposes only.
- Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
- SS (SUSPENDED SOLIDS)
- Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage, or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
- TREATMENT WORKS
- Any devices and systems for the storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of municipal sewage, domestic sewage, or liquid industrial wastes. These include intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, individual systems, pumping, power and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions, improvement, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from such treatment; and other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating, or disposing of municipal waste or industrial waste, including waste in combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems.
- USEFUL LIFE
- The estimated period during which a treatment works will be operated.
- USER CHARGE
- That portion of the total wastewater service charge which is levied in a proportional and adequate manner for the cost of operation, maintenance, and replacement of the wastewater treatment works.
- WATER METER
- A water volume measuring and recording device, furnished and/or installed by the City of Cabool or furnished and/or installed by a user and approved by the City of Cabool.
[R.O. 2011 §710.030; Ord. No. 485 Art. III §§1 — 3, 7-3-1979]
The user charge system shall generate adequate annual revenues to pay costs of annual operation and maintenance including replacement and costs associated with debt retirement of bonded capital associated with financing the treatment works which the City may by ordinance designate to be paid by the user charge system. That portion of the total user charge which is designated for operation and maintenance including replacement of the treatment works shall be established by this Chapter.
That portion of the total user charge collected which is designated for operation and maintenance including replacement purposes as established in Section 710.040, shall be deposited in a separate non-lapsing fund known as the Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Fund and will be kept in two (2) primary accounts as follows:
An account designated for the specific purpose of defraying operation and maintenance costs excluding replacement of the treatment works; Operation and Maintenance Account.
An account designated for the specific purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the treatment works: Replacement Account. Deposits in the Replacement Account shall be made annually from the operation, maintenance and replacement revenue in the amount of three thousand two hundred dollars ($3,200.00) annually.
Fiscal year-end balances in the Operation and Maintenance Account and the Replacement Account shall be carried over to the same accounts in the subsequent fiscal year, and shall be used for no other purposes than those designated for these accounts. Monies which have been transferred from other sources to meet temporary shortages in the operation, maintenance and replacement fund shall be returned to their respective accounts upon appropriate adjustment of the user charge rates for operation, maintenance and replacement. The user charge rates shall be adjusted such that the transferred monies will be returned to their respective accounts within the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the monies were borrowed.
[R.O. 2011 §710.040; Ord. No. 629 §§1 — 3, 4-6-1992; Ord. No. 804, 6-7-2004]
Effective on the March 1, 2013 utility bills, the following user charge rates are hereby established for all sewer system users in the City of Cabool, Missouri, based upon water used:
[Ord. No. 002-2013 §§3 — 4, 2-18-2013]
Fixed sewer rate: nine dollars and ninety-eight cents ($9.98).
Sewer deposit: No deposit will be required for sewer service.
Any user which discharges any toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge from the City's treatment works, or any user which discharges any substance which or by interaction with other substances causes identifiable increases in the cost of operation, maintenance or replacement of the treatment works, or any user which contributes effluent having a BOD greater than normal domestic strength wastewater, shall pay for such increased costs. The charge to each user will be as determined by the responsible plant operating personnel and approved by the Board of Aldermen.
The user charge rates established in this Chapter apply to all users, regardless of their location in the City's treatment works.
Short-Term Service. A landlord, who owns at least two (2) rental properties and has a regular deposit up for one of these, will be charged the actual wastewater usage. This minimum monthly charge would be in effect for a period often (10) days. If the time were more than ten (10) days, the minimum monthly charge, at the base rate of the first two thousand (2,000) gallons, would be applicable.
[Ord. No. 011-2016 § 3 — 4, 11-21-2016]
[R.O. 2011 §710.050; Ord. No. 563 §2, 7-21-1986]
Each user of the wastewater system shall be billed the first (1st) day of the month for use of wastewater for the month immediately preceding said first day of the month, and a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bill will be due and payable if said bill is not paid on or before the tenth (10th) day of the month following billing on the first (1st) day of said month.
[R.O. 2011 §710.060; Ord. No. 485 Art. VI §1, 7-3-1979; Ord. No. 563 §3, 7-21-1986]
The City will review the user charge system every year and revise user charge rates as necessary to ensure that the system generates adequate revenues to pay the costs of operation and maintenance including replacement and that the system continues to provide for the proportional distribution of operation and maintenance including replacement costs among users and user classes. Any excess revenues collected from a class of users shall be credited to that class the next year and its rates will be adjusted accordingly.