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A. Base Charge, All Customer Classes.

1. For all water customers, each customer shall pay a monthly base charge as follows:

Effective January 1, 2020

Meter Size

Base Charge

Base Charge

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

a. 5/8 x 3/4 inch and under

per month

9.15

13.73

b. 3/4 inch

per month

12.15

18.22

c. 1 inch

per month

18.55

27.83

d. 1-1/2 inch

per month

34.48

51.72

e. 2 inch

per month

53.44

80.16

f. 3 inch

per month

97.97

146.96

g. 4 inch

per month

161.42

242.12

h. 6 inch

per month

320.31

480.46

i. 8 inch

per month

510.92

766.37

j. 10 inch

per month

764.90

1,147.35

k. 12 inch

per month

1,486.27

2,229.41

Effective January 1, 2021

Meter Size

Base Charge

Base Charge

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

a. 5/8 x 3/4 inch and under

per month

9.61

14.42

b. 3/4 inch

per month

12.75

19.13

c. 1 inch

per month

19.48

29.22

d. 1-1/2 inch

per month

36.21

54.31

e. 2 inch

per month

56.11

84.17

f. 3 inch

per month

102.87

154.31

g. 4 inch

per month

169.49

254.23

h. 6 inch

per month

336.32

504.48

i. 8 inch

per month

536.46

804.69

j. 10 inch

per month

803.15

1,204.72

k. 12 inch

per month

1,560.58

2,340.88

Effective January 1, 2022

Meter Size

Base Charge

Base Charge

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

a. 5/8 x 3/4 inch and under

per month

10.09

15.14

b. 3/4 inch

per month

13.39

20.09

c. 1 inch

per month

20.45

30.68

d. 1-1/2 inch

per month

38.02

57.02

e. 2 inch

per month

58.92

88.38

f. 3 inch

per month

108.01

162.02

g. 4 inch

per month

177.96

266.94

h. 6 inch

per month

353.14

529.70

i. 8 inch

per month

563.28

844.93

j. 10 inch

per month

843.30

1,264.95

k. 12 inch

per month

1,638.61

2,457.92

2. The monthly base charge set in subsection (A)(1) of this section does not include any charge for consumption of water.

3. The monthly base charge for any single-family residential customer shall not exceed the charge set in (b) above.

B. Volume Charge (Uniform Volume).

1. In addition to the monthly base charge in subsection (A)(1) of this section, each customer shall pay the following additional charge on his/her bill, based upon the amount of water consumed per each billing period:

Effective January 1, 2020

Customer Class

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

Single-Family:

2.59/CCF

3.88/CCF

Multifamily:

2.22/CCF

3.34/CCF

Nonprofit Shelters:

0.57/CCF

0.86/CCF

Commercial1 and Industrial1:

2.22/CCF

3.34/CCF

Government1:

1.98/CCF

2.97/CCF

Effective January 1, 2021

Customer Class

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

Single-Family:

2.71/CCF

4.07/CCF

Multifamily:

2.34/CCF

3.50/CCF

Nonprofit Shelters:

0.60/CCF

0.90/CCF

Commercial1 and Industrial1:

2.34/CCF

3.50/CCF

Government1:

2.08/CCF

3.12/CCF

Effective January 1, 2022

Customer Class

Inside City Limits

Outside City Limits

Single-Family:

2.85/CCF

4.28/CCF

Multifamily:

2.45/CCF

3.68/CCF

Nonprofit Shelters:

0.63/CCF

0.94/CCF

Commercial1 and Industrial1:

2.45/CCF

3.68/CCF

Government1:

2.18/CCF

3.27/CCF

1 Note: As this use is classified under VMC Title 20.

2. All volume charges are computed per 100 cubic feet (CCF).

3. “Single-family customer” class shall include single dwelling unit with one meter, mobile homes either on individual lots or in mobile home parks. This definition is for utility billing purposes only.

4. “Multifamily customer” class shall apply to customers with two or more living units per meter. This definition is for utility billing purposes only.

5. Nonprofit Shelter. For the purpose of applying the rates as set forth in subsection (B)(1) of this section, the term “nonprofit shelters” shall be defined to mean a facility operated by a nonprofit organization that provides clients with on-site food, beds or shelter for free or at significantly below market rates.

C. Charges for Cutting Off and Restoring Service.

1. Service Cut-Off.

a. Cutting Off Service for Nonpayment. There shall be a $40.00 charge to cut off service for nonpayment. There shall be no additional charge for restoring service after such cut-off.

b. Emergencies – Cut-Off. No cut-off charge shall be made if service is cut off to meet an actual emergency.

c. Customer Request. No cut-off charge shall be made if service is cut off at customer’s request for the first such request.

2. Starting or Restoring Service.

a. For starting or restoring service at the customer’s request, the charge shall be no charge for the first such request during regular working hours, and a fee of $50.00 for each such request outside of regular office hours.

b. Altered Service. If the meter or service has been altered without the written authorization of the director public works or designee, the charge shall be $15.00 additional to all other charges in this section.

c. Multiple Cut-Off/Restoration Requests. For customers who require more than one trip to the service address to cut off or restore service at their request, there shall be a fee of $25.00 per each additional trip during office hours.

D. Testing Meters – Customer’s Request. Schedule of meter test charges for test of a meter at the request of a customer where meter is found not defective:

1 inch and under

$50.00

1-1/2 inch

$60.00

2 inch

$60.00

3 inch

$80.00

4 inches or more

At cost

Meter resets

$50.00

Meters tested and found to be defective will be replaced at no cost to the customer for testing or for replacement.

E. Testing Meters – Other Than at Customer’s Request. The city reserves the right to test meters at any time. No charge will be made to the customer for meters tested pursuant to this subsection.

F. Temporary water use from hydrant fees shall be set by the director pursuant to VMC 14.04.100(L). (Ord. M-4315 § 1, 2020; Ord. M-4239 § 10, 2018; Ord. M-4193 § 4, 2017; Ord. M-4184 § 2, 2016; Ord. M-4143 § 2, 2015; Ord. M-4099 § 1, 2014; Ord. M-4032 § 1, 2012; Ord. M-4022 § 19, 2012; Ord. M-4007 § 1, 2011; Ord. M-3899 § 1, 2008; Ord. M-3755 § 16, 2006; Ord. M-3689 § 1, 2005; Ord. M-3651 § 1, 2004; Ord. M-3398, 1998; Ord. M-3337, 1997; Ord. M-3096 § 1, 1993; Ord. M-3061 § 1, 1993; Ord. M-2920 § 1, 1990; Ord. M-2913 § 1, 1990; Ord. M-2848 § 1, 1989; Ord. M-2659 § 2, 1986; Ord. M-2520 § 2, 1985; Ord. M-2278 § 1, 1982; Ord. M-2256 §§ 1-4, 1981; Ord. M-2166 § 1, 1980; Ord. M-2144 §§ 1-8, 1980)