Water Pollution Control

Schedule of Sanitary Sewer Rates

Base Charges

Residential Users *

For individually metered units designed and intended for residential occupancy, the following charges shall apply:

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Base Charge/Month $12.60 $13.95 $15.30 $16.65 $18.00

Non-SIC Commercial/Industrial Users

For commercial and industrial users (all persons and corporations other than the occupants of individually metered residential units) that are not listed in the Table of SIC Codes for Higher Base Rates (see at end), the following charges shall apply:

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Meter Size Base Charge/Month
5/8" - 3/4" $12.60 $13.95 $15.30 $16.65 $18.00
1" $15.75 $17.72 $19.43 $21.15 $22.86
1 1/2" - 3" $33.88 $38.22 $41.92 $45.62 $49.32
4" - 6" $142.87 $161.26 $176.87 $192.47 $208.08

SIC Commercial/Industrial Users

For the commercial and industrial users with the SIC codes listed on the Table of SIC Codes for Higher Base Rates (see at end), the following charges shall apply:

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Meter Size Base Charge/Month
5/8" - 1 " $58.36 $65.84 $72.22 $78.59 $84.96
1 1/2" - 3" $76.49 $86.35 $94.71 $103.06 $111.42
4" - 6" $185.48 $209.25 $229.50 $249.75 $270.00

Private Sewer Rates

For users that are on a private sanitary sewer system, which is connected to the publicly owned treatment works, and which do not receive sanitary sewer maintenance by the City's Water Pollution Control Department, the following charges shall apply:

Residential Users *

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Base Charge/Month $11.61 $12.85 $14.10 $15.34 $16.59

Non-SIC Commercial/Industrial Users

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Meter Size Base Charge/Month
5/8" - 3/4" $11.61 $12.85 $14.10 $15.34 $16.59
1" $13.79 $15.51 $17.01 $18.52 $20.01
1 1/2" - 3" $28.48 $32.13 $35.24 $38.35 $41.46
4" - 6" $116.71 $131.73 $144.48 $157.23 $169.98

SIC Commercial/Industrial Users

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Meter Size Base Charge/Month
5/8" - 1" $56.41 $63.64 $69.81 $75.96 $82.12
1 1/2" - 3" $71.10 $80.27 $88.04 $95.80 $103.57
4" - 6" $159.31 $179.73 $197.12 $214.51 $231.90

Regulatory Compliance

For all residential, commercial and industrial users, the following charges shall apply:

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Base Charge/Month $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

Volume Charge

For all residential, commercial and industrial users, the following rates shall apply:

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
Base Charge/Month $2.5480 $2.9430 $3.3991 $3.9260 $4.5345

Surcharge for Wastewaters of Excessive Strength

For nondomestic users who are subject to a surcharge for wastewaters of excessive strength pursuant to Section 7.07.011 of the City Code, the following rates per pound over set limits shall apply:

July 2016 July 2017 July 2018 July 2019 July 2020
BOD $0.6926 $0.7342 $0.7782 $0.8249 $0.8744
COD $0.2770 $0.2936 $0.3112 $0.3299 $0.3497
TSS $0.2441 $0.2587 $0.2743 $0.2907 $0.3082

Outside City Rates *

Rates for all sanitary sewer customers whose property is situated outside the City limits shall be 1.5 times the appropriate base rate for private sewers. These rates shall apply to all owners and occupants of each lot, parcel of real estate or building which is connected to the City of Independence sanitary sewer system or which discharges wastewater of any type, either directly or indirectly into the wastewater treatment system, but who are situated outside of the City limits. These charges shall not be applicable where arrangements for sanitary sewer service and sewer service charges are established by existing or future intergovernmental contracts approved by the City Council.

* Social Security Discount

There shall be a $1/month discount for residential customers receiving Social Security benefit payments, or evidence of other similar retirement benefits at age 62 or above, and who have sewer usage of 1, 2, 3, or 4 hundred cubic feet (ccf) per month.

The outside City residential customer shall also be eligible for this discount after the 1.5 factor has been applied to the residential private sewer rate.

It shall be the responsibility of the customer to provide proof of qualification for such benefits.

Table of SIC Codes for Higher Base Rate **

CODE   Description CODE   Description
0742   Veterinary Services
0752   Animal Specialty Services
2011   Meat Packing Plants
2038   Frozen Specialties
2099   Food Preparations, NEC
2711   Newspapers
2759   Commercial Printing
2813   Industrial Gases
2821   Plastic Materials & Resins
2873   Nitrogenous Fertilizers
3079   Misc. Plastic Products
3089   Plastic Products, NEC
3272   Concrete Products
3312   Blast Furnaces & Steel Mills
3325   Steel Foundries
3363   Aluminum Die-Castings
3364   Nonferrous Foundries
3423   Hand & Edge Tools
3441   Fabricated Structural Metal
3444   Sheet Metal Work
3469   Metal Stampings
3471   Metal Services
3479   Metal Coating & Allied Services
3523   Farm Machinery & Equipment
3589   Service Industry Machinery
3599   Industrial Machinery
3621   Motors & Generators
3679   Electrical Components, NEC
3713   Truck & Bus Bodies
4121   Taxicabs
4151   School Buses
4212   Local Trucking
4311   US Postal Service
4911   Electrical Services
4925   Natural Gas Distribution
4953   Refuse Systems
4971   Water Distribution Systems
5461   Bakeries
5541   Gasoline Service Stations
5812   Restaurants
7011   Hotels and Motels
7033   Trailer Parks
7211   Power Laundries
7215   Coin-Operated Laundries
7216   Dry Cleaning Plants
7261   Funeral Service & Crematories
7342   Pest Control Services
7384   Photofinishing Labs
7532   Body Repair & Paint Shops
7533   Exhaust System Repair Shops
7536   Auto Glass Replacement Shops
7537   Auto Transmission Repair Shops
7538   General Automotive Repair Shops
7539   Automotive Repair Shops, NEC
7542   Car Washes
7549   Automotive Services, NEC
7694   Armature Rewinding Shops
7992   Public Golf Courses
8051   Skilled Nursing Care Facilities
8062   General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
8071   Medical Laboratories
8072   Dental Laboratories
8211   Elementary & Secondary Schools
8249   Vocational Schools

** Standard Industrial Classification per the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification Manual of the United States Office of Management and Budget

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