Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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A. 
Bills for metered service shall be rendered at least once each quarter and shall show the readings of the meter at the beginning and end of the period for which the bill is rendered and shall give the dates on which the readings were taken.
B. 
When a bill is rendered a second time covering a period for which a bill has been rendered, the period shall be clearly stated on the bill.
C. 
Where access to a meter cannot be had, the Department may bill the amount charged for the corresponding quarter of the preceding year or for the period corresponding to that for which access is impossible, and in such cases the amount paid will be treated as a credit, the amount due being determined by the next meter reading. Estimated bills rendered under this subsection will indicate the fact that the same are estimated.
D. 
Whenever a meter is placed on any service pipe for which water rent has been paid in advance at flat rate prices, the owner or user shall be credited on his bill at meter rates for the amount paid in advance at the time of placing the meter. The amount paid in advance shall be computed on a per diem basis. After any meter has been so placed, the owner or user shall be subject to all rules, regulations and rates set forth herein with regard to metered service.
A. 
Customers will be held responsible for all charges accruing for water service until written notice has been given to the office of the Department to discontinue the supply.
B. 
If a bill remains unpaid for a period of 30 days or more after mailing or presentation, notice will be served or mailed to the consumer stating that unless the bill is paid within seven days from the date of such notice, the water supply will be discontinued. When the water is turned off under such conditions, it will remain off until the amount owing is paid in full or until arrangements for payment satisfactory to the Department have been made. If it is necessary to call at the premises after such seven-day notice, a charge as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, will be made to cover the cost of the call.[1]
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 34 of the 1974 Code, regarding unmetered sprinkling carts, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375.
[Amended 12-10-1974 by Ord. No. 1553; 2-27-1979 by Ord. No. 1701; 5-22-1979 by Ord. No. 1714; 5-26-1981 by Ord. No. 1800; 9-8-1981 by Ord. No. 1815; 6-8-1982 by Ord. No. 1848; 8-9-1983 by Ord. No. 1899; 4-10-1984 by Ord. No. 1922; 3-11-1986 by Ord. No. 2020; 4-25-1991 by Ord. No. 2312; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375; 1-14-1997 by Ord. No. 2587; 1-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2816; 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2845; 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3236; 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 3252; 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 3272; 7-3-2012 by Ord. No. 3319; 6-27-2018 by Ord. No. 3636]
The rate or charge for water supplied from the supply system of the Village Water Department shall be upon a metered basis, except as provided in § 269-35. The rates or charges for the supply of water on a metered basis to all customers effective for the 2010 calendar year to the present, shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, in those amounts set forth for those respective years.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The rates set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, were taken from Exhibit E of Ord. No. 3636, adopted 6-27-2018, as they were the most current at time of amendment. For the rates effective from the 2010 calendar year to the present, Exhibits A through E of said ordinance are on file with the Village Clerk.
[Amended 2-27-1979 by Ord. No. 1701; 5-22-1979 by Ord. No. 1714; 5-26-1981 by Ord. No. 1800; 8-9-1983 by Ord. No. 1899; 4-25-1991 by Ord. No. 2312; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375; 1-14-1997 by Ord. No. 2587; 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2845; 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3236; 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 3252; 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 3272; 7-3-2012 by Ord. No. 3319; 6-27-2018 by Ord. No. 3636]
Unmetered service allowed by the Village Water Department within the Village shall be provided at the rates or charges for all service billed for the 2010 calendar year to the present, all as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees.
[Amended 5-26-1981 by Ord. No. 1800; 8-9-1983 by Ord. No. 1899; 4-25-1991 by Ord. No. 2312; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375; 1-14-1997 by Ord. No. 2587; 1-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2816; 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2845; 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3236; 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 3252; 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 3272; 7-3-2012 by Ord. No. 3319; 6-27-2018 by Ord. No. 3636]
From and after January 1, 2010, and to the present in accordance with those respective rates set forth in Chapter 145, rates or charges shall be made for any of the following service connections and installations as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees.
A. 
For the extension of any main installed by the Village Department or its authorized agents.
B. 
For any premises service connection installed by the Village Department or its authorized agents. In addition, and where required, the cost of trenching by the Village Department or its authorized agents and the cost of rock excavation by the Village Department or its authorized agents shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees.
C. 
Permits from the Village Department for use of water during construction periods shall be issued for a period not to exceed 90 days and shall not be transferable by the consumer. Extensions of such permits may be secured on like terms and upon payment of an additional fee for each ninety-day extension period or fraction thereof.
D. 
If any applicant shall have been required by the Village Department to finance the cost of any main extension and shall have done so, he shall be refunded for each premises connection, when the premises is occupied, made to the main extension contracted for if such premises connection and service shall have been made within 10 years from the date of the commencement of the work on such main extension.
E. 
Any applicant for a stub connection shall pay therefor, and if any applicant who shall have been required by the Village Department to pay for any stub connection shall make a premises connection thereto, he shall be refunded such sum when the premises is occupied if the premises connection or service shall be made within a period of 10 years from the date the work on such stub connection was commenced.
[Added 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2845; amended 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3236; 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 3252; 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 3272; 7-3-2012 by Ord. No. 3319; 6-27-2018 by Ord. No. 3636]
A. 
There shall be a service connection fee to place new customers on equal footing with existing customers. The formula for said fee shall be in accordance with that set forth in Section 8 of P.L. 1946 c. 138 (N.J.S.A. 40:14A-8) concerning connection charges by county and municipal authorities. The formula for the connection fee, in addition to the costs of construction, shall be described as follows:
(1) 
The amount representing all debt service, including, but not limited to, sinking funds, reserve funds, the principal and interest on bonds and the amount of any loans and interest thereon, paid by the utility to defray the capital cost of developing the system as of the end of the immediately preceding fiscal year of the utility, shall be added to all capital expenditures made by the utility not funded by a bond ordinance or debt for development of the system as of the end of the immediately preceding fiscal year of the utility.
(2) 
Any gifts, contributions or subsidies to the utility received from and not reimbursed or reimbursable to any federal, state, county or municipal government or agency or any private person, and that portion of amounts paid to the utility by a public entity under a service agreement or service contract which is not repaid to the public entity by the utility, shall then be subtracted.
(3) 
The remainder shall be divided by the total number of service units served by the utility at the end of the immediately preceding fiscal year of the utility, and the results shall then be apportioned to each new connector according to the number of service units attributed to that connector, to produce the connector's contribution to the cost of the system. In attributing service units to each connector, the estimated average daily flow for the connector shall be divided by the average daily flow for the average single-family residence in the utility's district to produce the number of service units to be attributed.
B. 
From and after January 1, 2010, and consistent herewith, the following rate or charges shall be made for any water service connection: as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees.
C. 
From and after January 1, 2010, and consistent herewith, all connection fees for 3/4 inch through four inches, the following rate or charge shall be made by Village Water Department, or its authorized agents: as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees.
D. 
From and after January 1, 2010, and consistent herewith, for the extension of any main installed by the Village Water Department or its authorized agents: as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees.
E. 
From and after January 1, 2010, and consistent herewith, for any premises service connection installed by the Village Water Department or its authorized agents: as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees.
F. 
In addition and where required, the cost of trenching by the Village Water Department or its authorized agents, and the cost of rock excavation by the Village Water Department or its authorized agents, shall be as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees.
G. 
Permits from the Village Water Department for use of water during construction periods shall be as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees, per each premise under construction, and shall be issued according to meter size. Extensions of such permits shall be as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees, for each ninety-day extension period or fraction thereof for a period not to exceed 90 days. A meter is installed and charged according to meter size. The cost of extensions of such permits shall be as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees, for each ninety-day extension period or fraction thereof.
H. 
All other work performed by the Village Water Department not accredited for in specific reference herein shall be performed at a rate as set forth in Ch. 145, Fees.
[Amended 6-24-1975 by Ord. No. 1578; 5-22-1979 by Ord. No. 1714; 5-26-1981 by Ord. No. 1800; 8-9-1983 by Ord. No. 1899; 4-25-1991 by Ord. No. 2312; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375; 1-14-1997 by Ord. No. 2587; 1-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2816; 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2845; 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3236; 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 3252; 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 3272; 7-3-2012 by Ord. No. 3319; 6-27-2018 by Ord. No. 3636]
From and after January 1, 2010, through to the present in accordance herewith, the rates or charges made for miscellaneous services shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees.[1]
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Editor's Note: The rates set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, were taken from Exhibit E of Ord. No. 3636, adopted 6-27-2018, as they were the most current at time of amendment. For the rates effective from the 2010 calendar year to the present, Exhibits A through E of said ordinance are on file with the Village Clerk.