City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 82-1976, 77 § 3, passed 6-30-1977]
AMMONIA NITROGEN
All nitrogen that exists in aqueous solution as either the ammonium ion or ammonia.
PHOSPHORUS
Elemental phosphorus in its combined or uncombined forms as determined by using standard laboratory procedures.
SANITARY SEWAGE
The normal water-carried, household and toilet wastes discharged from residences, business buildings, commercial and industrial establishments. Any and all discharges from an industrial establishment other than sanitary sewage shall be considered industrial wastes.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either settle to the bottom of, float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, waste water or other liquids and are largely removable by laboratory filtering.
[Ord. 62-1986, 87 § 1, passed 8-28-1987]
Owners of property whether inside or outside the City who are furnished metered water service by the City and/or obtaining water from sources other than the City, with exceptions set forth hereinafter, shall pay sewer rentals in accordance with the following schedules:
(a) 
City customers.
Gallons Per Quarter
Consumption Charges Per 1,000 Gallons Per Quarter (1)
First 3,000
$2.64
Next 27,000
$1.51
Next 120,000
$1.25
Over 150,000
$1.03
Minimum Sewer Rental (refer to subsection (d) hereof).
Notes: (1) Subject to EPA user charge requirements.
(b) 
Suburban customers connected to City sewers.
Gallons Per Quarter
Consumption Charges Per 1,000 Gallons Per Quarter (1)
Conveyance Charges
First 3,000
$2.54
(2)
Next 27,000
$1.43
(2)
Next 120,000
$1.17
(2)
Over 150,000
$0.95
(2)
Minimum Sewer Rental (refer to subsection (d) hereof).
Notes:
(1)
Subject to EPA user charge requirements.
(2)
Based on $1.00 per residential unit or equivalent thereof
(c) 
Suburban customers not connected to City sewers.
Gallons Per Quarter
Consumption Charges Per 1,000 Gallons Per Quarter (1)
First 3,000
$2.54
Next 27,000
$1.35
Next 120,000
$1.10
Over 150,000
$0.89
Minimum Sewer Rental (refer to subsection (d) hereof).
Notes:
(1)
Subject to EPA user charge requirements.
(d) 
Minimum sewer charges per quarter.
Inch Meter Size
Gallons Per Quarter
Inside City
Outside City Connected to City Sewer (1)
Outside City Not Connected to City Sewer
5/8
3,000
$7.92
$7.62
$7.62
3/4
9,000
$16.98
$16.20
$15.72
1
20,000
$33.59
$31.93
$30.57
1-1/2
50,000
$73.69
$69.63
$66.07
2
100,000
$136.19
$128.13
$121.07
3
300,000
$353.19
$329.13
$309.57
4
600,000
$662.19
$614.13
$576.57
6
1,450,000
$1,537.69
$1,421.63
$1,333.07
8
2,900,000
$3,031.19
$2,799.13
$2,623.57
10
5,000,000
$5,194.19
$4,794.13
$4,492.57
12
8,000,000
$8,284.19
$7,644.13
$7,162.57
Notes:
(1)
Additional $1 per residential unit or equivalent thereof shall be added to this charge for suburban customers connected to City sewers.
The volume of water to be used for billing sewer rentals under this section shall include metered water purchased from the City, and in addition, all water obtained from sources other than the City (wells, streams, etc.), as determined: from meters installed and maintained by the City; from meters installed and maintained by the property owners and approved by the City; or from estimates or measurements made by the City.
[Ord. 69-1966, 67 § 1, passed 11-27-1967]
Exclusion from the sewer system of noncontaminated waste waters may be required by the City, or such exclusion may be optional with the property owner if not required by the City.
When such waste waters are excluded, sewer rentals shall be based upon total water consumed, less waste waters excluded, at the rates set forth under Section 927.02. Waste waters excluded from the sewer system may be determined from meters installed and maintained by the City, from meters installed and maintained by the property owner as approved by the City, from estimates or measurements made by the City; or the property owner may elect to measure the volume of wastes actually discharged to the sewer system as provided in Section 927.04.
[Ord. 69-1966, 67 § 1, passed 11-27-1967]
The City may require any industrial establishment, or the industrial establishment may elect to install, pay for and maintain a meter approved by the City for measuring the volume of waste waters discharged to the sewer system, in which case sewer rentals shall be based upon actual metered waste volumes discharged to the sewer system and rates set forth in Section 927.02. Any premises used wholly or in part for the manufacture, processing, cleaning, laundering or assembly of any product, commodity or article, or any premises from which industrial wastes in addition to sanitary sewage are discharged therefrom, shall be classified as an industrial establishment for sewer rental purposes.
[Ord. 82-1976, 77 § 5, passed 6-30-1977]
Industrial establishments discharging sewage and industrial wastes to the sewer system having an average five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) greater than 215 parts per million (ppm), a suspended solids content greater than 250 ppm, a total phosphorus (as P) content greater than 11 ppm or a total ammonia nitrogen (as N) content greater than 20 ppm shall pay a strength of waste surcharge, in addition to applicable volume charges, equal to 1/10 of 1% for each part per million by which the BOD exceeds 215 ppm, plus 1/10 of 1% for each part per million by which the suspended solids exceeds 250 ppm, plus one and 1/10 of 1% for each part per million by which the phosphorus exceeds 11 ppm plus 7/10 of 1% for each part per million by which the ammonia-nitrogen exceeds 20 ppm. Surcharges shall be applicable to billing for sewer rentals under Sections 927.03 and 927.04. The strength of sewage and industrial wastes to be used for establishing the amount of surcharge shall be determined at least once annually either:
(a) 
By suitable sampling and analyses of the wastes for a three-day period, during which time the strength of waste discharged or production is at a maximum;
(b) 
By relating production of waste strength at the time of sampling to waste strength at maximum production if sampling is not performed at the time of maximum production;
(c) 
From estimates made by the City; or
(d) 
From known relationships of products produced to strengths of waste for those industries where such factors have been established.
In establishing waste strengths for surcharge purposes, analyses shall be made in accordance with procedures outlined in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater", published by the American Public Health Association.
[Ord. 69-1966, 67 § 1, passed 11-27-1967; Ord. 69-1966, 67 § 1, passed 11-27-1967]
(a) 
Billings for sewer rentals shall be rendered in advance of the service provided for in quarterly periods. Sewer rental billings shall be based upon water consumed and metered during each quarter preceding the quarterly period for which the billing is rendered, and rates set forth for quarterly periods in Section 927.02. Meter readings used by the City for billing water shall be used for billing sewer rentals as applicable.
(b) 
All sewer bills shall be due and payable when rendered. Special charges shall be payable on demand. All charges to sewered commercial, industrial and public consumers, if unpaid 30 days after the same are due, shall be considered delinquent, and a 5% late payment charge will be added to the bill. All charges to sewered residential consumers, if unpaid 20 days after the same are due, shall be considered delinquent, and a 5% late payment charge on the full unpaid and overdue balance will be added to the bill. Whenever a bill becomes delinquent 15 days, written notice will be given, after which, if the bill is still unpaid, water will be shut off from the premises of such delinquent consumer. Such consumer will not again be supplied until payment of all outstanding amounts and costs incurred in restoring service are paid.
[Amended by Ord. 5-1982, 83 § 2, passed 2-8-1982]
(c) 
Bills for metered water service will be according to the use indicated by the meter registration. In the absence of reliable meter registration, due to failure of the meter to properly function or for any other reason, the bill will be estimated according to previous records of usage.