13.12.830 – Charges for residential users

   A.  The residential sewer user charge shall be as follows:

  1.  The following rate shall be charged for sewer service to all residential users of City sewers based upon metered water consumption: nineteen dollars and thirty-one cents ($19.31) demand charge per month plus six dollars and twelve cents ($6.12) per one thousand gallons of water used with a maximum sewer charge not to exceed 130% of a residential user’s winter quarter water usage average. The residential user’s “winter quarter” water usage shall be defined as the water that is billed to the user in the months of January, February, and March. When the 130% calculation produces a fractional result, the customer maximum will be raised to the next whole number.
  2. Residential users in a building with more than one dwelling unit and with each unit having a sewer connection but no city water meter shall be charged the existing residential sewer demand charge per month.  Sewer usage charge shall be billed to the customer billed for the water service and shall be based on the water used at the existing residential sewer rate per one thousand gallons.
  3. Residential users in a building with only one dwelling unit with sewer connection but no city water purchases shall be charged for eight thousand gallons of usage at the existing residential rate per one thousand gallons plus the existing demand charge per month.  
  4. For new or recently constructed residential buildings or other customers which have a water meter and an incomplete history of water consumption during a winter quarter, the existing residential rate per thousand gallons plus the existing demand charge per month shall be applied to their metered water consumption until the completion of a winter quarter.
  5. A fee is hereby imposed upon all residential users of City sewers for the purpose of funding various projects required to comply with mandatory standards promulgated by the United States and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies.  This fee, termed “EPA Mandate Fee”, will be set at a flat rate of one dollar and seventy cents ($1.70) per month.”
(2019-M-17: § 1; 2018-M-18: § 1; 2017-M-10: § 1; 2016-M-15: § 1; 2015-M-31: § 1; 2009-M-24: § 1; 2008-M-30: § 1; 2007-M-40: § 1; 2005-M-19: § 1; 2002-M-28: § 1; 2000-M-44: § 1; 1999-M-34: § 1; 1998-M-30: § 1; 1997-M-82: § 1; 1997-M-18: § 1; 1995-M-18: § 1; 1996-M-80: § 1; 1996-M-79: § 1; 1996-M-36: § 1)