Payment of Surcharge
A. Any surcharge resulting from wastewaters of excessive strength as defined in
Section 7.07.010, paragraph "A", shall be shown on the sanitary sewer bill as a
separate item. The amount of the surcharge shall be payable at the same time as
the sewer service charge.
B. Surcharge revenue collected shall be deposited with the Director of Finance in
the Sanitary Sewer Fund, and shall be used to pay the cost of operation and maintenance
of the wastewater treatment system.
C. Where, in the judgment of the Water Pollution Control Director, special conditions
affecting a commercial or industrial establishment exist to the extent that the
surcharge levied will result in inequitable or unfair charges for either the City
or the establishment, the Director shall have the authority to render an adjustment
for an equitable charge.
A. The Water Pollution Control Director shall have the authority to offer waste
treatment services provided the said wastes and treatment resulting thereof maintains
compliance with permits and regulations applicable to the Publicly Owned Treatment
B. Other services offered by the Publicly Owned Treatment Works may include, but
are not limited to, the following:
1. Holding tank waste disposal
2. Laboratory services
3. Sampling and analysis of wastewaters
4. Pretreatment and disposal of wastes
C. The Water Pollution Control Director shall be authorized to execute for and on
behalf of the City of Independence purchase orders or contracts for the services
referenced in Section B, above, without the prior approval of the City Council provided,
however, that any such agreement extending beyond a period of one year must have
prior approval if the City Council. Nothing contained herein, shall preclude the
applicability of any other rule or regulation which may otherwise apply to said
services. The revenue collected shall be deposited with the Director of Finance
in the Sanitary Sewer Fund and shall be used to pay the cost of the operation and
maintenance of the wastewater treatment system.
A. The City Manager will annually review in conjunction with the budget preparation
process the Fund's user charge system and report his findings to the City Council.
When appropriate the City Council shall make adjustments to insure users bear their
proportionate cost of service.
B. Application for sanitary sewer service or continued use of the publicly owned
treatment works by customers outside the City limits not governed by an intermunicipal
agreement, or for the disposal of other wastes shall constitute a contract between
the customer and the City under which the City provides service and the customer
is bound by the rules and regulations governing the use of the City's wastewater
treatment system and by the user charge system herein established.
C. Each user will be notified annually, with a regular bill, of the rates, and that
portion of the user charge which is attributable to wastewater treatment services.
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