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Legislation #: 950420 Introduction Date: 4/6/1995
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 4/30/1995
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled "Sewers and Sewage Disposal", by repealing Article I, Sections 60-2 and 60-3 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

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. 950420

 

Amending Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled "Sewers and Sewage Disposal", by repealing Article I, Sections 60-2 and 60-3 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled "Sewers and Sewage Disposal" is hereby amended by repealing Article I, Sections 60-2 and 60-3 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject, said sections to read as follows:

 

Section 60-2. Sewer charges for resident users.

 

There are hereby levied charges against every person, firm, partnership, corporation and association occupying property within the city limits having a sewer connection with, having sewers available for connection with, or otherwise discharging sewage, industrial waste, water or other liquid into the City's sewer system. Such charges are to be the sum of service charges and volume charges to be computed and levied as follows:

 

(1) Service Charges.

 

(a) Sanitary sewer. A service charge of $3.90 where bills are rendered monthly and $5.40 where bills are rendered bi- monthly to defray in part the cost of making

available facilities and works now or in the future necessary for sewage treatment,

and rendering bills for service, such charges to be made each and every month where

a monthly billing is involved or each and every bimonthly period where

bimonthly billings are involved, regardless of whether or not any sewage or wastes

are actually discharged to the City sewer during the billing period.

 

(b) Storm sewer. As provided in Article V of this Chapter, the water or sewer consumer of record shall pay a monthly storm water management fee, to be billed

and collected with the water or sewer bill. The director shall promulgate regulations

to be used as a basis for determining customer class. Monthly fees shall be:

 

Customer class Monthly fee

 

residential $ 1.42

commercial $ 9.90

industrial $42.32

 

Exemption from the monthly storm water management fee shall be as provided in section 60-5.

 

(c) Wastewater discharge permits. Commercial and industrial users shall pay for the cost of the wastewater discharge permitting program as described and authorized in

Article IV of this Chapter. Permit application fees, permit maintenance fees and

other miscellaneous charges as authorized in Article IV of this Chapter shall be

billed and collected with the commercial or industrial user's normal water and/or

sewer billing charges.

 

(2) Volume Charges. A volume charge of $0.77 per 100 cubic feet based upon the total volume of water purchased by the customer during the billing period except:

 

(a) Where water is supplied by a separate and independent source, the sewage volume charge shall be based upon the volume of water used and computed at the volume

charge established herein. The minimum volume charge for such users shall be

$5.40 per month.

 

(b) Except as noted in (2)(a), residential service account (one- and two-family residences) volume charges for the billing period most closely corresponding to the

months of April through November, both inclusive, shall be based upon water used

during the winter period, such winter period being the billing periods most closely

corresponding to the months of December through March; such charges shall be

payable with each bill rendered throughout the year. Where residential water

service accounts do not have an acceptable history of winter water use, the volume

charge for the period of April through November shall be the volume charge

established herein, or $5.40 per month, whichever is the lesser.

 

(c) Commercial and industrial water accounts with diverted water uses. Commercial and industrial waster accounts are all water service accounts other than one- and

two-family dwellings. Diverted water uses are those where a significant portion of

the water purchased is used in manufactured products such as ice, canned goods or

beverages and the product is transported in containers away from the premises or

where the water purchased is lost by evaporation or irrigation. Where the water user

of the premises makes proof of this fact by installation of a meter or other approved

method of determining the amount of water so diverted, or has made an estimate of

the amount of water so diverted that is acceptable to the city, no sewage service

charge shall be levied on such diverted water.

 

The director of the water and pollution control department and the director of finance, or their representatives, shall make these determinations of fact, and shall have authority to adjust the sewer use volume billed on the basis of the facts ascertained.

 

(d) For commercial and industrial water accounts with high concentration discharges. Commercial and industrial water accounts are all water service accounts other than

one- and two-family dwellings. High concentration discharges are those in which

the BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), SS (Suspended Solids), and/or O&G (Oil

& Grease) concentrations are in excess of the maximum concentration of these

components in Normal Sewage as defined in Article IV of this Chapter. A

surcharge, in addition to the normal sewer service and volume charges, shall be

levied on high concentration discharges as established by the formulae defined and

set forth in Article IV of this Chapter, but in no event shall the sum of said

surcharges be less than five dollars ($5.00) per month.

 

For surcharge rate formulae calculation purposes, the following rates are hereby established:

 

RB (surcharge per pound of excess BOD) = $0.086 RS (surcharge per pound of excess SS) = $0.054 RG (surcharge per pound of excess O&G) = $0.030

 

The director is hereby authorized to develop various groups and classes to facilitate the equitable distribution of surcharge fees among like groups of customers.

 

Section 60-03. Sewer charges for nonresident users.

 

There are hereby levied charges against every person, firm, partnership, corporation and association occupying property outside the city limits having a sewer connection with the sewer system of the City, or otherwise discharging sewage, industrial waste, water or other liquids into the city sewer system. Such charges are to be the sum of service charges and volume charges to be computed and levied as follows:

 

(1) Intermunicipal bulk flows through a metered interconnection shall pay a volume charge of $0.64 per 100 cubic feet (ccf) and no service charges;

 

(2) Intermunicipal bulk flows through an unmetered interconnection shall pay a volume charge of $0.77 per 100 cubic feet (ccf) of actual water consumption for all residential, commercial and industrial customers and service charges of $3.90 where bills are rendered monthly or $5.40 where bills are rendered bi-monthly;

 

(3) Where actual water consumption records are not available, intermunicipal bulk flows through an unmetered interconnection shall pay a sewer charge of $8.64 per month per dwelling unit or equivalent dwelling unit;

 

(4) Individual customers billed directly by the city shall pay a service charge of $4.50 where the bills are rendered monthly or a service charge of $7.20 where the bills are rendered bi-monthly plus a volume charge of $0.85 per 100 cubic feet (ccf).

 

This section may not be applicable where arrangements for sewer service and sewer service charges are established by existing or future intergovernmental contracts approved by the City Council.

 

Section B. This ordinance and the revised sewer service charges specified herein shall become effective and shall apply to all sewer service 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