Ordinance No. 2357
An Ordinance amending Title 13, Utilities Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas, 2008, increasing various rates and charges and amending or repealing all ordinances or regulations not in conformity herewith. Now, therefore, be it ordained by the governing body of the City of Gardner, Kansas: SECTION ONE: Title 13, Chapter 13.15.010, Water Rates, is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.15.010   WATER RATES.  All persons, firms or corporations having a connection with the City of Gardner water system shall be charged a monthly water service charge for each meter by which they are served and a water usage charge in accordance with the following rates.  When multiple persons, firms or corporations are served by one water meter, a monthly water service charge shall be billed for each residential dwelling unit.
A. Water Users Inside Corporate Limits
1. Monthly Service Charge $10.40 Per Month
(prorated by number of days of service in the month for new customers)
2. First 40,000 Gallons $4.65 Per 1,000 Gallons
3. Over 40,000 Gallons $3.80 Per 1,000 Gallons
B. Water Users Outside Corporate Limits
1. Monthly Service Charge $18.75 Per Month
(prorated by number of days of service in the month for new customers)
2. First 40,000 Gallons $6.00 Per 1,000 Gallons
3. Over 40,000 Gallons $4.80 Per 1,000 Gallons
C. Coin Operated Bulk Water Sales
Rate Per 1,000 Gallons $5.75 D. Hydrant Meters
1. Monthly Service Charge $21.00
2. Rate Per 1000 Gallons $5.75
3. A deposit of $500.00 is required to obtain a hydrant meter. The deposit will be refunded after the hydrant meter is returned in good condition to the City of Gardner and all charges are paid in full.
E. Nothing in this Article shall preclude the City of Gardner from entering into contractual agreements with customers for the sale of wholesale water.  The City of Gardner shall determine the rates to be charged for wholesale water on a case by case basis.
SECTION FOUR:  Title 13, Chapter 13.40.010, Wastewater Rates, is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.40.010   WASTEWATER CHARGES.  All persons, firms or corporations having a connection with the City of Gardner wastewater system shall pay monthly wastewater charges consisting of a wastewater service charge, a wastewater usage charge and an extra strength surcharge as provided herein.  When multiple persons, firms or corporations are served by one water meter, a monthly wastewater service charge shall be billed for each residential dwelling unit. A. Residential and Non-Residential Wastewater Users. 1. A monthly service charge of $10.20. 2.    A monthly wastewater usage charge of $6.50 per one thousand (1,000) gallons.  Monthly wastewater usage charges will be based on actual metered water usage except during the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November, for which wastewater usage will be for not more than the average water usage during the months of December, January, February, and March (winter average).  Customers initiating wastewater service after March will be billed for actual wastewater use or eight thousand (8,000) gallons, whichever is less, until an actual winter average can be established. B. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the City from determining wastewater usage charges on an individual basis for those customers with large consumptive use of water.  The City shall not be prohibited from charging new customers with expected large water usage, wastewater usage charges based on actual water usage until a winter average can be established. C.    Those customers discharging sewage the strength of which is in excess of normal domestic sewage, will be billed a surcharge in addition to the normal charges.  The surcharge shall be as follows: $ 0.55 per pound B.O.D. $ 0.50 per pound S.S. D.    Any customer who discharges any pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge from the City’s treatment works, or any customer who discharges any substance which singly or by interaction with other substances causes identifiable increases in the cost of operation, maintenance, or replacement of the treatment works, shall pay for such increased costs.  The charge to each such customer shall be as determined by the City of Gardner. SECTION FIVE:  All other ordinances not in conformity herewith are hereby repealed or amended to conform hereto. SECTION SIX:  This ordinance shall take effect with billings issued by the City of Gardner beginning in and after January 1, 2011, and be in force following its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED and APPROVED this 6th day of December 2010. CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS (SEAL)    David C. Drovetta, Mayor Attest: Doreen K. Pesek, City Clerk