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Legislation #: 970368 Introduction Date: 3/27/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/1/1997
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 adjusting charges for sewer service.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/27/1997

Prepare to Introduce

3/27/1997

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

4/2/1997

Hold On Agenda

4/9/1997

Do Pass

4/10/1997

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

4/17/1997

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 970368

 

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 adjusting charges for sewer service.

 

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:

 

Sec. 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 charges for service, volume and high concentration discharges, to be computed and levied as follows:

 

(1) Service charges.

 

a. Sanitary sewer. A service charge of $4.20 if bills are rendered monthly and

$5.70 if bills are rendered bimonthly 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 stormwater management fee, to be

billed and collected with the water or sewer bill. The director is hereby

authorized to 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 stormwater 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 $0.93 per 100 cubic feet based upon the total volume of water purchased by the customer during the billing period:

 

a. Water supplied from separate source. 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 $5.70 per month.

 

b. Residential accounts. Except as noted in subsection (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. If a residential water service account does

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 in

herein, or $5.70 per month, whichever is the lesser.

 

c. Commercial and industrial water accounts with diverted water uses.

Commercial and industrial water 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 proves 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 sewerage service charge shall be

levied on such diverted water. The director of the water services department,

or his designee, shall make this determination of fact, and shall have

authority to adjust the sewer use volume billed on the basis of the facts

ascertained.

 

d. Commercial and industrial water accounts with high concentration

discharges. Commercial and industrial water accounts shall include 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 and grease) concentrations

are in excess of the maximum concentration of these components in normal

sewage as defined in article IV of this chapter. In addition to other sewer

service and volume charges, a surcharge, as established by the formulae

defined and set forth in article IV of this chapter, shall be levied on high

concentration discharges received from any customer under this section, but

in no event shall the sum of such surcharges be less than five dollars per

month.

 

For surcharge rate formulae calculation purposes, the following rates are

hereby established:

 

RB (surcharge per pound of excess BOD) = $0.097

RS (surcharge per pound of excess SS) = $0.062

RG (surcharge per pound of excess O&G) = $0.036

 

The director of water services is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations

to develop various groups and classes to facilitate the equitable distribution

of surcharge fees among like groups of customers.

 

(3) Definition.

 

a. Month or monthly, as used in this section, shall refer to a time period of

approximately 30 days.

 

 

Sec. 60-3. Sewer charges for nonresident users.

 

(a) There are hereby levied charges against every municipality or political subdivision, and every person, firm, partnership, association or corporation outside or occupying property outside the city limits, discharging sewage, industrial waste, water or other liquids into the city sewer system, or against any person, partnership, firm, association or corporation outside the city limits having a sewer connection with the city sewer system. Such charges are to be the sum of charges for service, volume and high concentration discharge, to be computed and levied as follows:

 

(1) Metered connections with municipalities and political subdivisions. Bulk flows through a metered interconnection with a municipality or political subdivision shall

be charged and pay a rate of $0.68 per 100 cubic feet (ccf), with no service charges.

 

(2) Unmetered connections with municipalities and political subdivisions. Bulk flows through an unmetered connection with a municipality or political subdivision shall

be charged and pay a rate of $0.93 per 100 cubic feet (ccf) of actual water

consumption for all residential, commercial and industrial customers and service

charges for each such customer of $4.20 if bills are rendered monthly or $5.70 if bills

are rendered bimonthly.

 

(3) Unmetered connections with municipalities and political subdivisions; no water consumption records. Where actual water consumption records are not available,

bulk flows received from a municipality or political subdivision through an

unmetered connection shall be charged and pay a rate of $9.90 per month per

dwelling unit or equivalent dwelling unit.

 

(4) Individual customers billed directly by the city. Individual customers billed directly by the city shall be charged and pay a service charge of $4.80 if the bill is rendered

monthly or a service charge of $7.50 if the bills is rendered bimonthly plus a volume

charge of $1.01 per 100 cubic feet (ccf) of actual water consumption.

 

(5) Accounts with high concentration discharges. High concentration discharges are those in which the BOD (biochemical oxygen demand), SS (suspended solids),

and/or O&G (oil and grease) concentrations are in excess of the maximum

concentration of these components in normal sewage as defined in article IV of the

chapter. In addition to other sewer service and volume charges, a surcharge, as

established by the formulae defined and set forth in article IV of this chapter, shall

be levied on high concentration discharges received from any customer under this

section, but in no event shall the sum of such surcharges be less than five dollars per

month.

 

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

established:

 

RB (surcharge per pound of excess BOD) = $0.097

RS (surcharge per pound of excess SS) = $0.062

RG (surcharge per pound of excess O&G) = $0.036

 

The director of water services is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to

develop various groups and classes to facilitate the equitable distribution of surcharge

fees among like groups of customers.

 

(b) Definition.

 

(1) Month or monthly, as used in this section, shall refer to a time period of approximately 30 days.

 

(c) Applicability. This section may not be applicable where arrangements for sewer service and sewer service charges are established by an existing or future contract or cooperative agreement 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, 1997.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney