City of Stockton, MO
Cedar County
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[CC 1979 §90.120]
The rate of assessment to be charged and collected for the use and service of the water system of the City of Stockton, Missouri, said water system being a part of the combined waterworks and sewerage system of said City, shall be based on recommendations by the City Board, by the Board of Public Works, and decisions made subject to the ordinances of the City Board.
[CC 1979 §90.130]
Water rates are to be based on classification by quantity used. A base rate known as the minimum charge will be charged to all users. The rates will be reviewed and established annually by the City Board at budget time. The amount will be based on projected water expenses and actual cost figures to run the department, based on the past two (2) years.
[CC 1979 §90.140]
The Public Works Secretary will maintain regular totals on projected water receipts, sewer receipts, sales tax receipts, and gallonage sold. Receipts will be revised after adjustments, write-offs, and delinquent bills are paid. This figure will be used by the Public Works Board to determine revenue and to project needs based on revenue loss because of deteriorating or inadequate lines. The Public Works Supervisor will maintain regular records on water pumped. These figures will be analyzed each billing period by the Public Works Supervisor to estimate loss of water by leaks, and by the Purchasing Agent annually to recommend water and sewer rates to the City Board at budget time.
[CC 1979 §90.150; Ord. No. 128 §90.150, 6-24-1991]
All expenses connected with introducing water into or upon any premises must be paid by the applicant and the cost of making the connection, or laying the pipe to lot line, shall be made before the meter is set, providing always, that the right of the applicant or his/her assigns in or to any supply pipe and attachments thereto shall be subject to all rules and regulations which now are or may be hereafter adopted by the City Board and to all rules and regulations in relation to the control and management of the system of waterworks of this City existing either at the time such application is made or afterwards and shall be deemed a part of the contract between the City and the applicant. When a lot is divided or other arrangements are made to accommodate a rental or second (2nd) unit on the same lot with another residence or business, a separate connection shall be made and separate water meter installed.
[CC 1979 §90.160]
The occupant shall pay a meter deposit as determined by the City Board at their annual review. The Supervisor will so notify the occupant. If said occupant fails to pay meter deposit when requested, the Supervisor shall at once disconnect said meter and shut off the water until payment by meter owner of all charges as required by City ordinance.
Meter deposit made by contractor on speculative houses will be made so that construction usage will be paid by contractor. Upon completion of building, the meter will be read, the contractor charged, and the meter shut off. The contractor should make every effort to see that the building occupant makes a deposit. The contractor's deposit will be returned when he/she pays his/her construction water usage bill.
Any person using water for any purpose not paid for shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.
[CC 1979 §90.170]
Any person who shall, without authority from the owner thereof or the person having charge thereof, willfully and maliciously open, close, cover or remove any fireplug, hydrant, stopcock or valve box or cover thereof, affixed to and being a part of any system of waterworks in said City, or who shall willfully or maliciously pollute the water supply for such waterworks shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) plus costs.
It shall be unlawful for any person without proper authority to draw or take water from any system of waterworks in said City or for any person, partnership or corporation having authority by contract or permit to use such water willfully to waste the same by leaving open the stopcock of any pipe or willfully permitting the water to run to waste in any manner not in conformity to or in compliance with such contract or permit, and any person, partnership or corporation found guilty of any act or acts unlawful according to the provision of this Section will be considered guilty of a misdemeanor and fined as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code, plus costs for replacements of any damage which ensues from such improper use.
Whenever two (2) or more units, i.e., separate families or businesses, are supplied from one (1) pipe connected with the distributing main, there shall be a minimum charge for each unit. If it is impractical to have a second (2nd) meter, there will still be a separate billing and minimum charge and a cut-off valve will be installed. The City will install a separate meter whenever possible.
No owner or occupant of any building or premises in which water is introduced from the waterworks shall be allowed to supply any other person, family or business with such water unless such person, family or business has a permit therefor. Any person violating this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code, and his/her water meter disconnected until the second (2nd) user has complied with this Section. No extensions will be made from those water users outside the City limits who were there before the ordinance was passed prohibiting City water outside the City limits.
All persons taking water shall keep their own service pipe, stopcocks, hose and other apparatus in good repair and protected from frost and freezing at their own expense; and in case repairs are needed and are not made when requested so to do by the Supervisor, the water shall be shut off until said repairs are made.