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Article 7
Sec 7.07.011
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.

Sec 7.07.012
Other Services

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 Works.

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.

Sec 7.07.013
Other Provisions

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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