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Legislation #: 060595 Introduction Date: 5/25/2006
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled Water by repealing Section 78-21, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter on expiration of permits, and by repealing Section 78-30, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to allow for termination of water service due to non-payment of sewer district bills.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/25/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/25/2006 Referred to Operations Committee
5/31/2006 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
6/8/2006 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 060595

 

Amending Chapter 78, Code of Ordinances, entitled Water by repealing Section 78-21, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter on expiration of permits, and by repealing Section 78-30, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to allow for termination of water service due to non-payment of sewer district bills.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 78 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled Water, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 78-21 and 78-30, and enacting in lieu thereof two new sections of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 78-21. Service connections to mains.

 

(a)   Payment of costs.  The cost of water service connections from the consumer's premises to the water services departments mains shall be borne by the owner of the premises, and the main taps or other means of connections at the main shall be made by the water services department after a deposit therefor has been made by the owner of the premises or an authorized agent in accordance with the charges for such work set forth in the schedule authorized in section 78-28. 

(b) Permit required; persons authorized to do work.  Water services shall not be installed except by permit issued by the water services department on the basis of an application for such permit made by the owner of the premises to be served or an authorized agent. The application shall show the name of the owner, the name of the licensed master plumber who is to install the service, the legal description and the street location of the premises to be served, and the sizes and dimensioned location of the proposed water services. All work or water services not done by city employees shall be done by licensed master plumbers as defined by the city building code, except that a licensed building wrecker may obtain a water services department permit to disconnect water service at a structure to be wrecked, and then disconnect the water service line serving such structure being wrecked from the main, subject to water services department inspection of the manner, method and quality of the disconnection, which shall conform to the requirements of the water services department. 

 

(c) Expiration of permits. Every permit issued by the water services department under the provisions of this code shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date of such permit, or, if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days. Before such work can be recommenced, a new permit shall be first obtained to do so, and the fee therefore shall be one-half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original construction documents for such work, and provided further that any suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. A permit may be extended by the water services department for a period not to exceed six months upon written request from the permittee showing that circumstances beyond the control of the permittee have prevented action from being taken.

 

Sec. 78-30. Grounds for discontinuance of service.

 

The water services department may discontinue service to any water consumer for any one of the following reasons:

(1)               Failure to pay a water service, meter, hydrant or valve resealing, restoration of service or meter repair bill within the time specified in sections 78-11 through 78-18.

 

(2)               Failure to maintain an adequate cash deposit or a satisfactory bond guaranteeing the resealing, restoration of service, or meter repair payment or water service, meter, hydrant or valve bills as required in section 78-20.

 

(3)               Failure to obtain a permit from the director of city planning and development to do plumbing work on premises taking water service as required in the building code or failure to obtain a permit from the water services department to repair or install a water service as required by the water services departments rules and regulations.

 

(4)               Any waste of water or unnecessary or unlicensed use of water.

 

(5)               Unapproved cross connection of a customers water facilities with any other source of water supply.

 

(6)               Vacation of the property served without notice to the water services department.

 

(7)               Failure to provide free and nonhazardous access to the meter for reading, removal, inspection or replacement.

 

(8)               Failure to provide free access to premises for the purpose of determining whether water is used for refrigeration or air conditioning, and, if so, of obtaining a description of the equipment installed or used for such purpose.

 

(9)               Failure to maintain an approved meter setting.

 

(10)           Failure to provide a replacement for a privately owned water meter condemned by the water services department as unfit for further service, or a water services department-owned water meter stolen or destroyed while in service on the consumers premises.

 

(11)           Violation of any of the water services departments rules and regulations.

 

(12)           Any act that would make it possible for the water services department to be defrauded thereby.

 

(13)           Violations of chapter 60, article IV of this Code, as specifically provided in sections 60-186 and 60-188.

 

(14)           Upon certification by the director of neighborhood and community services, as provided in chapter 48 of this Code, that discontinuation of service is necessary to abate a nuisance as defined in chapter 48 of this Code.

 

(15)           Pursuant to an agreement with a sewer provider for non-payment of a sewer bill.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Cecilia OConnor Abbott

Assistant City Attorney