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Legislation #: 950419 Introduction Date: 4/6/1995
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 4/30/1995
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Article I, Section 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, entitled "Water", by repealing Sections 78-6 and 78-8 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 78-6 and 78-8 adjusting charges for water service.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/6/1995

Prepare to Introduce

4/6/1995

Referred Finance Committee

4/12/1995

Do Pass

4/13/1995

Add to Consent Docket

4/20/1995

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 950419

 

Amending Article I, Section 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, entitled "Water", by repealing Sections 78-6 and 78-8 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 78-6 and 78-8 adjusting charges for water service.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Article I, Section 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled "Water", is hereby amended by repealing Sections 78-6 and 78-8, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections 78-6 and 78-8 increasing charges for water service, said sections to read as follows:

 

Section 78-6. General meter rate.

 

For all metered water purchased for use wholly and exclusively within the City by any customer the total charge shall be the sum of the service charge and the commodity charge as follows:

 

(1) The service charge is a charge per meter to cover, in part, the cost of meter reading, meter maintenance, billing, collecting, accounting services and readiness to serve the

customer, and shall be prorated per day during the billing period and shall apply

whether or not any water is used; the service charge shall be based on meter size and

billing frequency as follows:

 

METER SIZE BILLED BILLED

(INCHES) MONTHLY BI-MONTHLY

 

5/8....................... $ 9.00 ........... $ 12.30

3/4....................... 9.30 ........... 13.50

1....................... 11.70 ........... 17.10

1-1/2....................... 17.70 ........... 28.80

2....................... 23.10 ........... 39.90

3....................... 29.70 ........... 52.20

4....................... 47.10 ........... 89.40

6....................... 74.10 ........... 149.10

8....................... 127.80 ........... 251.40

10...................... 182.40 ........... 359.40

 

(2) The commodity charge shall be based on the total volume of water purchased by the customer as shown by all water meters connected to one or more water systems

serving contiguous properties of the customer, where such properties are managed

as a single enterprise that is not separated by a public thoroughfare, and shall be as

follows per month (for metered water):

 

First 5,000 cubic feet at $1.25 per 100 cubic feet

Next 995,000 cubic feet at $1.06 per 100 cubic feet

Over 1,000,000 cubic feet at $0.90 per 100 cubic feet

 

Section 78-8. Fire protection rates.

 

(a) The rate for an unmetered water service connection to hydrants, hose connection or sprinkling systems purchased and used solely and exclusively for fire protection

purposes, including all water used for fire protection, shall be:

 

Size of Connection Rate Per Annum

 

4-inch and less................... $ 38.00

6-inch................................. 76.00

8-inch................................. 134.00

10-inch................................ 207.00

12-inch................................ 293.00

16-inch................................ 518.00

 

(b) The size, location and arrangement of any fire protection services are subject to the approval of the director of the water department.

 

(c) All meters, valves and hydrants controlling or in connection with such fire protection services shall be sealed by the water department; and a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00)

shall be charged for each meter, valve or hydrants requiring resealing in the absence

of evidence that the meter, valve or hydrant seal was broken in operation against a

fire or in operations pursuant to system testing by a fire underwriting agency and

properly certified by such testing agency.

 

(d) Direct connections between the fire protection and drain piping on all premises are not permitted, and drawings to show the location of all fire protection piping may be

required by the water department. The repeated, unauthorized breakage of seals on

any premises may be taken as evidence that water is being used without

authorization; and in such case the water department may require the installation of

a meter designed for fire protection and assess charges therefore in accordance with

section 78-6.

 

(e) Fire protection services shall be billed to the owner of record of the real property.

 

Section B. This ordinance and the revised rates for charges for water services herein shall become effective and shall apply to all water accounts for which billings are issued on or after May 1, 1995.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney