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Schedule of Sanitary Sewer Rates
Base Charges

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

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month $9.60 $10.60 $10.60 $11.60 $11.60

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:

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month
Meter Size
5/8" - 3/4" $9.60 $10.60 $10.60 $11.60 $11.60
1" $11.85 $13.08 $13.08 $14.32 $14.32
1 1/2" - 3" $25.49 $28.15 $28.15 $30.80 $30.80
4" - 6" $107.49 $118.69 $118.69 $129.88 $129.88

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:

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month
Meter Size
5/8" - 1 " $43.90 $48.47 $48.47 $53.05 $53.05
1 1/2" - 3" $57.55 $63.54 $63.54 $69.54 $69.54
4" - 6" $139.55 $154.09 $154.09 $168.62 $168.62

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

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month $3.00 $3.00 $6.00 $6.00 $9.00

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 *

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month $8.61 $9.61 $9.61 $10.61 $10.61

Non-SIC Commercial/Industrial Users

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month
Meter Size
5/8" - 3/4" $8.61 $9.61 $9.61 $10.61 $10.61
1" $9.89 $11.12 $11.12 $12.36 $12.36
1 1/2" - 3" $20.09 $22.75 $22.75 $25.40 $25.40
4" - 6" $81.33 $92.53 $92.53 $103.72 $103.72

SIC Commercial/Industrial Users

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month
Meter Size
5/8" - 1 " $41.95 $46.52 $46.52 $51.10 $51.10
1 1/2" - 3" $52.16 $58.15 $58.15 $64.15 $64.15
4" - 6" $113.38 $127.92 $127.92 $142.45 $142.45

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

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month $3.00 $3.00 $6.00 $6.00 $9.00

Volume Charge

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

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
Base Charge/Month $1.9566 $2.0446 $2.1366 $2.2328 $2.3333

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:

Aug. 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014
BOD $0.4709 $0.4945 $0.5439 $0.5711 $0.6282
COD $0.1883 $0.1977 $0.2175 $0.2284 $0.2512
TSS $0.1660 $0.1743 $0.1917 $0.2013 $0.2214

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 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 discount shall be applied to the base charge of the bill. Beginning in May, 1995, the discount shall be $.50 per month from the stated base rate. Beginning in July, 1996, and each year thereafter, the discount shall be $1.00 per month from the stated base rate.

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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