CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1

15-101.  Definition. 1

15-102.  Director of public works. 1

15-103.  Same; supervision. 1

15-104.  Duties of utility clerk. 1

15-105.  Delinquent accounts. 1

15-106.  Notice; hearing. 1

15-107.  Same; finding. 2

15-108.  Utility deposit. 2

15-109.  Utility connections outside the city. 2

15-110.  Lien against property. 3

15-111.  Landlord liability. 3

ARTICLE 2. WATER.. 5

15-201.  Regulations. 5

15-202.  Service not guaranteed. 5

15-203.  Service connections required. 5

15-204.  Application for service. 5

15-206.  Extensions. 6

15-207.  City to make connections. 6

15-208.  Connection fees. 6

15-209.  Master meters connection fees. 6

15-210.  Curb cocks. 7

15-211.  Check valves. 7

15-212.  Unauthorized service. 7

15-213.  Meters. 7

15-214.  Same; testing. 7

15-215.  Tampering with meter. 7

15-216.  Leaks prohibited; penalty. 7

15-217.  Disconnection, reconnection charge. 8

15-218.  Utility deposit. 8

15-219.  Interrupt service. 8

15-220.  Prohibited acts. 8

15-221.  Wasting water. 8

15-222.  Water rationing. 8

15-223.  Right of access. 9

15-224.  Rates. 9

15-225.  Payment of bills. 9

15-226.  Delinquent accounts, notice; hearing; finding; liability. 9

15-227.  Use during fire. 9

ARTICLE 2A. CROSS CONNECTIONS AND BACKFLOW PREVENTION   10

15-2a01. Purpose. 10

15-2a02. Cross connections prohibited. 10

15-2a03. Prohibited connections. 10

15-2a04. Protective backflow preventer required. 12

15-2a05. Inspection. 12

15-2a06. Protection from contaminants. 13

15-2a07. Manual regulating backflow and back-siphonage incorporated. 13

ARTICLE 2B. WATER CONSERVATION.. 14

15-2b01. Purpose. 14

15-2b02. Definitions. 14

15-2b03. Water Declarations. 14

15-2b04. Voluntary Conservation Measures. 15

15-2b05. Mandatory Conservation Measures. 15

15-2b06. Emergency Water Rates. 16

15-2b07. Regulations. 16

15-2b08. Violations, Disconnections and Penalties. 16

15-2b09. Emergency Termination. 17

15-2b10. Same; procedure. 17

15-2b11. Same; priority use. 17

ARTICLE 3. SEWERS. 18

15-301.  Definitions. 18

15-302.  Sewer connection required. 19

15-303.  Sewer connection and development charge. 20

15-304.  Application. 20

15-305.  Costs. 20

15-306.  Sewer connection. 20

15-307.  Same; inspection. 21

15-308.  Sewer for each building. 21

15-309.  Sewer specifications. 21

15-310.  Sewer excavations; damages. 22

15-311.  Failure to connect. 22

15-312.  Privy unlawful. 22

15-313.  Private sewer system. 23

15-314.  Same; permit. 23

15-315.  Same; inspection. 23

15-316.  Same; discharge. 23

15-317.  Same; additional requirements. 23

15-318.  Same; maintenance. 23

15-319.  Disposal of sewage. 23

15-320.  Damage to sewers. 24

15-321.  Natural outlet. 24

15-322.  Standards. 24

15-323.  Old building sewers. 24

15-324.  Mud, grease traps. 24

15-325.  Roof, foundation drains. 24

15-326.  Same; exception. 24

15-327.  Prohibited discharges. 25

15-328.  Bills. 26

15-329.  Delinquent accounts; lien against property. 26

15-330.  Sewer service charge. 26

15-331.  Preliminary testing. 27

15-332.  Industrial wastes; inspection manhole. 27

15-333.  Same; testing. 27

15-334.  Same. 27

15-335.  Right of access. 27

15-336.  Same; safety rules; liability. 27

15-337.  Sewer connections and charges for property within city but not in sewer district. 28

15-338.  Violations; penalties. 28

ARTICILE 4. SOLID WASTE. 30

15-401.  Definitions. 30

15-402.  Collection. 30

15-403.  Contracts. 30

15-404.  Duty of owner, occupant. 30

15-405.  Containers. 31

15-406.  Bulk containers. 31

15-407.  Enter private premises. 31

15-408.  Wrapping garbage. 31

15-409.  Heavy, bulky waste. 31

15-410.  Hazardous materials. 31

15-411.  Prohibited practices. 32

15-412.  Objectionable waste. 32

15-413.  Unauthorized disposal. 32

15-414.  Private collectors; contract required. 32

15-415.  Same; application. 32

15-416.  Same; office to be maintained. 32

15-417.  Closed vehicle. 33

15-418.  Rules and regulations. 33

15-419.  Failure to secure contract. 33

15-420.  Rate approval. 33

ARTICLE 5. GAS SERVICE. 34

15-501.  Regulations. 34

15-502.  Service not guaranteed. 34

15-503.  Service connections required. 34

15-504.  Application for service. 34

15-505.  Service outside city. 34

15-506.  Extensions. 35

15-507.  City to make connections. 35

15-508.  Connection fees. 35

15-509.  Stop cocks. 35

15-510.  Unauthorized service. 35

15-511.  Meters. 35

15-512.  Same; testing. 36

15-513.  Tampering with meter. 36

15-514.  Leaks prohibited; penalty. 36

15-515.  Disconnection, reconnection charge. 36

15-516.  Utility deposit. 36

15-517.  Interrupt service. 36

15-518.  Prohibited acts. 37

15-519.  Gas rationing. 37

15-520.  Procedure. 37

15-521.  Same; priority use. 37

15-522.  Right of access. 37

15-523.  Rates. 37

15-524.  Payment of bills. 38

15-525.  Delinquent accounts; notice; hearing; finding; liability. 38

15-526.  Standards and specifications for gas yard lines. 38

15-527.  Compliance requirements. 38

15-528.  Permit, qualification, and drug testing. 38

15-529.  Exception to drug testing. 38

15-530.  Excavation notification. 38

15-531.  Material in general. 39

15-532.  Meters. 39

15-533.  Size. 39

15-534.  Above ground entry. 39

15-535.  Yard line shutoff valve. 39

15-536.  Inspections. 39

15-537.  Polyethylene (PE) materials. 39

15-538.  Pipe. 40

15-539.  Depth. 40

15-540.  Riser. 40

15-541.  Joints. 40

15-542.  Markings. 40

15-543.  Fittings. 40

15-544.  Storage. 41

15-545.  Tracer wire. 41

15-546.  Thermal expansion. 41

15-547.  Trenching and backfill. 41

15-548.  Stabilization. 41

15-549.  Location. 41

15-550.  Protective coated pipe. 42

15-551.  Holiday detection. 42

15-552.  Depth. 42

15-553.  Cathodic protection. 42

ARTICLE 6. DAMAGE PREVENTION PROGRAM    43

15-601.  Purpose. 43

15-602.  Rules and regulations. 43

15-603.  Licenses. 43

15-604.  Definition of excavation activities. 43

15-605.  Covered area. 43

15-606.  Location provided. 43

15-607.  Excavator licensing. 43

15-608.  Inspection. 44

15-609.  Exemptions from licensing. 44

15-610.  Penalty. 44

15-611.  Underground utility prevention act. 44

15-612.  Penalty. 44

ARTICLE 7. STORM WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT   45

15-701.  Storm water utility management fund. 45

15-702.  Storm water utility management charge established. 45

15-703.  Maintenance and use of storm water utility management fund. 45

ARTICLE 8. RIGHT-OF-WAY MANAGEMENT   46

15-801.  Right of way and utility management regulations. 46