St. Louis City Revised Code Title 23
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DIVISION I. WATER
71.700 Water supply--authorization to regulate and license
71.710 Water supply--protection of sources
71.530 Municipality may contract for utilities
71.540 Municipal water supply--contracts
91.010 Cities empowered to erect and maintain water works
23.02 Water Division
23.04 Water Pipe Attachments
23.06 Water Bills
23.08 Access to Meters
23.10 Abuse of Water Privileges
23.11 Tampering with Fire Hydrants
23.12 Water Connection Repairs
23.14 Use of Neighbor's Water
23.16 Flat Rates For Water
23.18 Meter Rates For Water
23.20 Meter Rates For Public or Charitable Institutions or Hospitals
23.22 Water For Certain Lot Owners
DIVISION II. TAXATION
Art. I § 1 (24) License taxes
153.030 Taxation of public utility companies
44.192 Gross receipts "tax"
23.29 Exclusion from Taxes
23.30 Electrical Companies Gross Receipts Tax
23.32 Telephone and Telegraph Companies Gross Receipts Tax
23.34 Telephone Company Alternative Tax
23.36 Gas Company Gross Receipts Tax
23.38 Water Works Revenue Fund Tax
23.40 Lateral Sewer Line Repair Fee
23.41 Natural Gas Transportation License Fee
DIVISION III. POLES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
23.42 Underground District
23.44 Electrical Apparatus
23.46 Manholes and Service Boxes
23.48 Underground Conduits
23.50 Fire Alarm Wires
23.52 Telephone and Telegraph Companies
23.54 Gas Companies
23.56 Reconnection of Terminated Service
DIVISION IV. PUBLIC LIGHTING
23.60 Public Lighting
23.64 Communications Transmission Systems
For department of public utilities, see Ch. 3.30
By vote of the people of the City and County of St. Louis on February 9, 1954, a plan submitted by a Board of Freeholders under the provisions of Article VI, Sections 30(a) and 30(b), Constitution of Missouri 1945, was adopted creating the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (M.S.D.) which took over ownership and control of all public sewers in the City of St. Louis. The validity of the creation of M.S.D. was upheld by the Supreme Court of Missouri, en banc, in State on inf. of Dalton v. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, 365 Mo. 1, 275 S.W. 2d 225 (1955).
The validity of the sale of previously authorized sewer bonds by the City of St. Louis and the use of the proceeds thereof in cooperation with M.S.D. was upheld in Petition of the City of St. Louis, 363 S.W. 2d 612 (Mo. 1963).
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District could not raise sewer charges without voter approval. Beatty v. Metro. St. Louis Sewer Dist., 867 S.W. 2d 217 (Mo. banc 1993).
Sewer district had authority to enact ordinances authorizing liens on property served for delinquent sewer service charges, but did not have power to enact ordinances giving liens priority over previously recorded deeds of trust. St. Louis Inv. Properties v. Sewer Dist., 873 S.W. 2d 303 (Mo. App. E.D. 1994).
Requirement that city and county circuit judges approve trustees of Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District violated article V, section 4, of Missouri Constitution. State ex rel. City of St. Louis v. Mummert, 875 S.W. 2d 108 (Mo. banc 1994).
Art. I § 1 (11) Public utilities
Art. I § 1 (12) Franchises
Art. I § 1 (13) Regulation of public utilities
Art. XIX Franchises
393.110--393.290 Regulation of gas, electric, water and heating companies.
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