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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.16 DIVISION I Flat Rates For Water

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DIVISION I. WATER

Chapter 23.16
Flat Rates For Water

Sections:

23.16.010 Permitted uses.
23.16.020 Water turn-on service charge.
23.16.025 Definitions.
23.16.040 Flat rates.
23.16.060 Persons ineligible for flat rates.
23.16.090 Penalty for violation.

23.16.010 Permitted uses.

Customers using water for domestic or temporary construction purposes may pay a flat charge for the service as provided in this chapter.
(Ord. 49381 1 (part), 1959: prior: 1960 C. 553.010: 1948 C. Ch. 55 22 (part).)

Charter:

Art. I 1 (18) Water rates

McQuillin:

35.37 Rates for water, generally

34.142 et seq. Water rates

23.16.020 Water turn-on service charge.

A service charge of $25.00 shall be collected in advance for turning on water to new flat rate and meter accounts.
(Ord. 67919 10, 2008: prior: Ord. 66076 10, 2003: Ord. 57089 1 (part), 1975: 1960 C. 553.015.)

23.16.025 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, "first year" means the time period beginning on April 1, 2008, or the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter whichever is later, until the beginning of the second year, and "second year" means the time period beginning on July 1, 2009, respectively.
(Ord. 67919 3, 2008: prior: Ord. 66076 3, 2003: Ord. 63136 3 (part), 4 (part), 1994: Ord. 59524 3 (part), 4 (part), 1985.)

Editor's Note:

Ordinance 63136 was passed March 29, 1994.

23.16.040 Flat rates.

The following water rates are hereby imposed:

A. Flat Rate for Domestic Use. For the use of water for domestic family residence, flat or apartment purposes, for periods of three months in advance:

First Year

Room charge, each

$ 3.03

Water closet, each

$11.84

Baths, each

$ 9.94

Shower, separate from bath, each

$ 9.94

Second Year

Room charge, each

$ 3.36

Water closet, each

$13.14

Baths, each

$11.03

Shower, separate from bath, each

$11.03

Sprinkling charge of $.20 per front foot shall be assessed each three month billing period for lawn sprinkling and other outside uses beginning with the first year of this chapter. This charge shall be $.22 per foot in the second year.

B. Temporary Use of Flat Rate. In those cases where users are not eligible for flat rates as enumerated in Section 23.16.060, Revised Code, and where existing water service is unmetered as of the first day of the first year, it shall be the duty of the Water Commissioner, as soon as possible, to cause the installation or setting of the required meter. In the interim, bills shall be rendered to these customers on the basis of the appropriate flat rates imposed by this chapter.

C. Swimming Pool Charge.

1. A flat water rate shall be applied where a swimming pool, pond or other pool is found on the premises having a capacity of more than one hundred (100) cubic feet and less than two thousand (2,000) cubic feet which are not metered under Section 23.16.060, Revised Code. Said flat rate shall be payable for periods of three (3) months in advance as follows:

First Year

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of more than 100 but less than 501 cubic feet

$18.62

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of 501 but less than 1,001 cubic feet

$26.06

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of 1,001 but less than 1,501 cubic feet

$33.52

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of 1,501 but less than 2,000 cubic feet

40.96


Second Year

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of more than 100 but less than 501 cubic feet

$20.67

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of 501 but less than 1,001 cubic feet

$28.93

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of 1,001 but less than 1,501 cubic feet

$37.21

Swimming pool, pond or other pool having a capacity of 1,501 but less than 2,000 cubic feet

$45.47

2. After paying the flat rates imposed under the foregoing subsection (C)(l) or Section 5(c)1. of Ordinance 66076, or both, for a minimum of one (1) year, the user making said payments shall have the option to pay at meter rates as provided by Chapter 23.18, Revised Code. Such options shall be exercised in writing on forms supplied by the Water Commissioner. The user shall provide for the meter by having a meter box and set up installed on the service in accordance with Section 23.04.210, Revised Code, at the user's own expense.
(Ord. 67919 5, 2008: prior: Ord. 66076 5, 2003: Ord. 63136 4 (a) 1994: Ord. 59524 4 (a), 1985: Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: Ord. 57089 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 56553 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 55357 1 (part), 1969: Ord. 49381 1 (part), 1959: 1960 C. 553.030: 1948 C. Ch. 55 22 (part).)

23.16.060 Persons ineligible for flat rates.

The following water users shall not be eligible for flat rates:

A. All commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, charitable, educational, religious users, including rooming, lodging, boardinghouses, and hotel users;

B. Domestic customers whose premises contain any of the following equipment or facilities:

1. Water-cooled air conditioning or refrigeration equipment,

2. Swimming pool, or other pool or pond, two thousand cubic feet or more in capacity,

3. Aquarium, fountain, or other device using a constant supply of water,

4. Hydraulically operated motor, pump, lift, or other equipment,

5. Any other device judged by the Water Commissioner to use more than a normal amount of water.
(Ord. 55523 1, 1970: prior: Ord. 49381 1 (part), 1959: 1960 C. 553.050: 1948 C. Ch. 55 22 (part).)

23.16.090 Penalty for violation.

Any owner, agent, or occupant of unmetered premises on which a pool described in Section 23.16.080 is found without the swimming pool charge having been paid within fifteen days after written notice shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for the first offense, and not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for subsequent offenses.
(Ord. 55523 3, 1970: prior: 1960 C. 553.080.)

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