CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 3

15-101.     Definition. 3

15-102.     Establishing service. 3

15-103.     Service connection fees. 3

15-104.     Transfer and transfer fee. 3

15-105.     Benefit users. 4

15-106.     Utility bills. 4

15-107.     Delinquent payments. 5

15-108.     Reconnection fees. 5

15-109a.   Returned checks. 5

15-109b.   Inaccessible meters. 6

15-110.     Non-city customers. 6

15-111.     Extensions. 7

15-112.     Discontinuance of service. 7

15-113.     Hearing. 7

15-114.     Landlord agreement. 7

15-115.     Utility level pay program... 8

15-116.     Fees. 9

15-117.     Utility charge for swimming pool costs. 9

15-118.     Administrative fees for formal collection. 10

ARTICLE 2. WATER.. 11

15-201.     Waterworks, management; city manager. 11

15-202.     Duties of city manager. 11

15-203.     Duties of city clerk; cashier. 11

15-204.     Duties of the city treasurer. 11

15-205.     Use of revenue. 11

15-206.     Definitions. 12

15-207.     Service connections required. 12

15-208.     Application and contract for service connection; charges. 12

15-209.     Application for service. 13

15-210.     Extension of mains. 13

15-211.     New installations: separate service rules. 13

15-212.     New service; subdivision of tract. 14

15-213.     Water service installation; materials; upgrades. 14

15-214.     Owners pipes; costs; materials, sill cocks. 14

15-215.     Owner's duties; renewals, maintenance, repairs and costs. 15

15-216.     Renewing water service; abandoned or unused services. 15

15-217.     Temporary or special service. 15

15-218.     Special hydrants. 15

15-219.     Application for service; contract. 16

15-220.     Refusal of service. 16

15-221.     Meters, ownership of: maintenance. 16

15-222.     Meters; location; installation. 16

15-223.     Inspection of meters. 17

15-224.     Unauthorized service. 17

15-225.     Tampering with meter. 17

15-226.     Disputed bills. 17

15-227.     Reserved. 17

15-228.     Same; fund; interest; refund. 17

15-229.     Rates, connection and tapping fee; city customers; state assessed fees. 18

15-230.     Non-city customers. 18

15-231.     Non-city customer tapping fee. 18

15-232.     Non-delivered water. 18

15-233.     Discontinuance for nonpayment; service resumed. 19

15-234.     Water metered; exceptions. 19

15-235.     Notice to voluntarily discontinue service. 19

15-236.     Rights reserved by city; access to property. 19

15-237.     Same; service not guaranteed; condition. 19

15-238.     Same; unnecessary use; water conservation. 20

15-239.     Same; responsibility in turning on water. 20

15-240.     Same; shutting off mains. 20

15-241.     Same; fire pressure. 20

15-242.     Same; thawing service connections. 20

15-243.     Unlawful acts; water use confined to premises. 20

15-244.     Same; breaking seals. 21

15-245.     Same; special service during building. 21

15-246.     Same; unlawful taking of water. 21

15-247.     Same; unlawful acts, generally. 21

15-248.     Water well drilling; permit required. 21

15-249.     Same; unlawful acts. 22

15-250.     Cross connections prohibited. 22

15-251.     Protective backflow devices required. 22

15-252.     Protection from contaminants. 22

15-253.     Inspection. 22

15-254.     Curb cocks. 22

15-255.     Check valves. 23

ARTICLE 3. ELECTRICITY.. 24

15-301.     Electric department regulations; administration; duties of officers. 24

15-302.     Application and contract for service connection; charges. 24

15-303.     Extension of distribution lines. 24

15-304.     New installations; meters. 24

15-305.     Temporary or special service. 24

15-306.     Reserved. 24

15-307.     Payment; discontinuance; hearing; rights reserved by city; unlawful acts. 25

15-308.     Electricity rates established. 25

15-309.     Obligation to request schedule. 27

15-310.     KMEA rolling average. 27

15-311.     Adjustment of fees. 27

15-312.     Interconnection Standards for Parallel Installation and Operation of Customer-Owned Electric Generating Facilities. 28

15-313.     Net metering policy and procedures for customer-owned renewable energy resources. 28

ARTICLE 4. SOLID WASTE. 29

15-401.     Definitions. 29

15-402.     Accumulations of garbage and trash prohibited. 29

15-403.     Receptacles required. 29

15-404.     Bulk containers. 30

15-405.     Lids; covers. 30

15-406.     Same; bundles. 30

15-407.     Same; baskets; boxes. 30

15-408.     Same; bulky items. 30

15-409.     Cardboard boxes. 30

15-410.     Waiver policy. 30

15-411.     Group containers; businesses. 31

15-412.     Reduced service. 31

15-413.     Same; modifications; amendments. 31

15-414.     Burning of garbage prohibited. 31

15-415.     Yard waste, grass and leaves; unlawful deposits. 31

15-416.     Reserved. 32

15-417.     Collection of garbage; license required. 32

15-418.     Same; equipment for collection. 32

15-419.     Refuse prohibited in certain areas. 32

15-420.     Accumulations of building wastes or materials prohibited. 32

15-421.     Collection fees. 32

15-422.     Same; exception. 32

15-423.     Same; combined billing. 33

15-424.     Same; exempt parties. 33

15-425.     Regulation by governing body. 33

15-426.     Severability. 33

15-427.     Collection of hazardous wastes. 33

15-428.     Storage of trash and recyclables. 33

15-429.     Title to solid wastes. 34

15-430.     Unlawful acts. 34

15-431.     Penalties. 35

ARTICLE 5. SEWER USE REGULATIONS. 36

15-501.     Definitions. 36

15-502.     Unlawful sewage deposits. 37

15-503.     Privies; septic tanks. 38

15-504.     Connections required. 38

15-505.     Private disposal system. 38

15-506.     Same; permit, fees. 38

15-507.     Same; inspection. 38

15-508.     Same; specifications. 38

15-509.     Same; connection to public system. 39

15-510.     Same; maintenance. 39

15-511.     Same; additional requirements by health officer. 39

15-512.     Same; refilling. 39

15-513.     Installation, construction permits. 39

15-514.     Same; costs borne by owner. 39

15-515.     Separate sewer for every building. 40

15-516.     Old building sewers. 40

15-517.     Sewer specifications. 40

15-518.     Sewer elevation. 40

15-519.     Downspouts, drains. 40

15-520.     Connection to public sewer. 40

15-521.     Inspection before connection to public sewer. 41

15-522.     Barricades and lights. 41

15-523.     Storm and surface water. 41

15-524.     Unlawful discharges. 41

15-525.     Same; discretion of director. 42

15-526.     Same; procedure. 43

15-527.     Interceptors. 43

15-528.     Pretreatment at owner’s expense. 44

15-529.     Inspections, manholes. 44

15-530.     Unlawful acts. 44

15-531.     Entering premises; inspections. 44

15-532.     Violations; penalties. 45

15-533.     Severability. 45

ARTICLE 6. SEWER USER CHARGE SYSTEM.. 46

15-601.     Purpose. 46

15-602.     Definitions. 46

15-603.     User charge; established. 47

15-604.     Same; designated for operation and maintenance. 47

15-605.     Fiscal year-end balances. 47

15-606.     User charges; residential; industrial and commercial contributors. 47

15-607.     User rates; application. 48

15-608.     Payment; preparation of bills. 48

15-609.     User charge system; review by governing body. 48

15-610.     Same; combined bills; exception. 48

15-611.     No free service. 49

15-612.     Funds received. 49

ARTICLE 7. GAS ACQUISITION PREPAY PROGRAM   50

15-701.     Participation. 50

ARTICLE 8. WATER CONSERVATION.. 51

15-801.     Purpose. 51

15-802.     Definitions. 51

15-803.     Declaration of a water emergency. 51

15-804.     Voluntary conservation measures. 52

15-805.     Mandatory conservation measures. 52

15-806.     Emergency water rates. 52

15-807.     Regulations. 53

15-808.     Violations, disconnections and penalties. 53

15-809.     Emergency termination. 53