Town of Mount Airy, MD
Carroll County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted 7-2-1973]
A. 
Connection charge. All persons who connect to water mains shall pay a connection charge.
[Amended 12-1-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-5; 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-20]
B. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.
[Amended 12-1-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-5; 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-20]
COMMERCIAL UNIT
Based on 350 gallons per day per capita employed over a period of not more than eight hours. Day workers rated in commercial units at a sewer flow per person over an eight-hour period of 35 gallons. For each 10 employees an equivalent unit is generated. Minimum unit is one unit connection. All commercial uses are based on the hydraulics information sheets used for a guide for estimating sewerage flows and equivalents furnished by agencies associated with the service controls of the sewerage system. Services to other than day workers in a commercial unit will follow the information sheets. A hydraulics information sheet is attached.
EQUIVALENT DWELLING UNIT
Based on a complete family dwelling unit consisting of one bath, one kitchen and normal living quarters. Apartments consisting of more than one unit per building consist of one equivalent unit per apartment therein, regardless of method of construction of water entrance to the building, single or multiple meters. Single-family dwelling based on 250 gallons per day; townhouse unit based on 225 gallons per day; senior housing unit based on 125 gallons per day.
IMPROVED AREA
An area in which it is necessary to cross an improved street in order to install the requested service.
UNIMPROVED AREA
An area where it is not necessary to cross an improved street in order to install the requested service.
C. 
Commercial or apartment metering. Water permit provides for single five-eighths-inch water meter placed in the service line, Town to provide service to the property line with a service valve known as "curb stop." All meters will be placed within the building itself on the building supply line with a valve before meter setting.
D. 
Additional meter service. Any commercial or other service requiring additional water flows than that provided by the normal meter shall be noted on the application for the water permit. Charges for meter sizes shall be as follows:
[Amended 12-1-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-5]
(1) 
Three-fourths-inch: included in § 109-20A connection charges.
(2) 
One-inch: $550, in unimproved area, $750, in improved area.
(3) 
One-and one-half-inch: $700, in unimproved area, $900, in improved area.
(4) 
Two-inch: $825, in unimproved area, $1,050 in improved area.
(5) 
Three-inch: $950, in unimproved area, $1,200, in improved area.
(6) 
Four-, six- and eight-inch: $1,000, in unimproved area, $1,500, in improved area, plus cost of material and labor in each instance.
E. 
Water charges. For each unit within the building a base or flat rate is charged. Each unit flat fee includes 6,000 gallons per quarter. Overages shall be charged at normal gallon rates (10 units, 60,000 gallons).
[Amended 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-20]
[Added 6-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-13; amended 5-2-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-2]
The following charges are hereby imposed for services as indicated:
A. 
Additional outside meter vault: $100.
B. 
Meter replacement at owner's request: $90.
C. 
Meter replacement due to failure: no charge.
D. 
Water turnoff at request of owner (including turn-on): $30.
E. 
Meter check at request of owner: $30.
F. 
Location of curb stop for owner: $30.
G. 
Check for leak at owner's request: $35.
H. 
Meter reading and transfer of ownership: $35.
I. 
Callback or second reading: $30.
J. 
Turn-on (failure of bill payment): $30.
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Editor's Note: Former § 109-21, Sewer connection charges, as amended, was repealed 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-21.
[Amended 8-1-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-3; 12-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-6; 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-4; 11-4-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-26; 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-1; 7-6-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3; 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-10; 5-7-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5; 5-6-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7]
A. 
The following rates shall be applied to all water consumed on a quarterly basis effective July 1, 2012:
(1) 
A flat service fee of $21 will be charged to each consumer connected to the system.
(2) 
On the first 6,000 gallons consumed, the rate charge will be $2 for each 1,000 gallons.
(3) 
On the next 6,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 12,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $4.57 for each 1,000 gallons.
(4) 
On the next 8,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 20,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $5.09 for each 1,000 gallons.
(5) 
On the next 20,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 40,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $6.16 for each 1,000 gallons.
(6) 
On the next 20,000 gallons consumed (to a total of 60,000 gallons), the rate charge will be $7.24 for each 1,000 gallons.
(7) 
For all gallonage in excess of 60,000 consumed, up to 80,000 the rate charge shall be $8.32 for each 1,000 gallons.
(8) 
For all gallonage in excess of 80,000 consumed, the rate charge shall be $9.38 for each 1,000 gallons.
B. 
The above water rates shall be billed on a quarterly basis to the owner or owners of each property to which water is furnished, without regard to whether the property is owner-occupied or otherwise. The charges shall constitute a lien and bear interest as provided in § 109-24.
[Added 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-4; amended 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-09; 6-6-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
A. 
In addition to the water rate charges set forth in § 109-22 of this chapter, there shall also be a system benefit charge which shall be applied to all water consumed on a quarterly basis:
(1) 
A flat rate of $15 will be charged for all water consumed up to 40,000 gallons.
(2) 
On each additional 23,000 gallons consumed per quarter above 40,000 gallons, an additional $15 will be charged.
B. 
The above system benefit charge shall be billed on a quarterly basis to the owner or owners of each property to which water is furnished, without regard to whether the property is owner-occupied or otherwise. The charges shall constitute a lien and bear interest as provided in § 109-24.
[Amended 8-1-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-3; 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-3; 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-1; 7-6-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3; 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12; 5-7-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5; 5-6-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7]
A. 
These rates shall be a quarterly charge for sewer use effective July 1, 2012:
(1) 
A flat service fee of $21 will be charged to each customer connected to the system.
(2) 
For each 1,000 gallons of water consumed, the rate chargeable shall be $3.70.
B. 
The above sewer rates shall be billed on a quarterly basis to the owner or owners of each property to which water and sewer service is furnished, without regard to whether the property is owner-occupied or otherwise. The charges shall constitute a lien and bear interest as provided in § 109-24.
A. 
The above water and sewer rate charges shall be a lien on the real estate served.
B. 
A penalty of 10% shall be imposed for any water and sewer bill if payment is not received by the Town on or before 30 days after the date the property owner is billed.
[Amended 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
The sewer rates as contained herein shall be billed to all property owners required to connect to said system from the date the municipal sewerage system is placed in operation or the date of connection of said property to said system, whichever is later, but in no event later than the quarter beginning June 1, 1974.
[Added 5-1-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-5; amended 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-22]
A well exploration and development fee is hereby imposed by the Town of Mount Airy in addition to all other charges provided for in this chapter and to be dedicated to the exploration for and development of new well water sources for the Town of Mount Airy, said charge being imposed upon residential, commercial and industrial applicants and to be payable at the time application is made for water connections.