CHAPTER XV. UTILITIES

 


ARTICLE 1. WATER.. 1

15-101.  Control and supervision of water and sewage. 1

15-102.  Regulations. 1

15-103.  Service not guaranteed. 1

15-104.  Service connections required. 1

15-105.  Application for service. 1

15-106.  Additional fire hydrants. 2

15-107.  City to make connections. 2

15-108.  Connection fees. 2

15-109.  Rates for Water Sales. 3

15-110.  Billing cycles for residential and non-residential consumers. 8

15-111.  Water rates for residential consumers within water benefit districts or improvement districts. 8

15-112.  Curb cocks. 9

15-113.  Check valves. 9

15-114.  Unauthorized service. 9

15-115.  Meters. 9

15-116.  Same; testing. 10

15-117.  Tampering with meter. 10

15-118.  Leaks prohibited; penalty. 10

15-119.  Payment of charges, disconnection, reconnection charge. 10

15-120.  Utility deposit. 11

15-121.  Liability of property owners. 12

15-122.  Interruption of service. 12

15-123.  Prohibited acts. 12

15-124.  Wasting water. 12

15-125.  Right of access. 12

15-126.  Use during fire. 13

ARTICLE 1A. BACKFLOW AND CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL  14

15-1a01. Purpose. 14

15-1a02. Definitions. 14

15-1a03. City’s rights. 16

15-1a04. Inspection. 16

15-1a05. General requirements. 16

15-1a06. Maintenance requirements. 18

15-1a07. Inspection requirements. 18

15-1a08. Notification of violation. 18

15-1a09. Penalty. 19

ARTICLE 2. SEWER USE REGULATIONS. 20

15-201.  Definitions. 20

15-202.  Unlawful deposits. 21

15-203.  Prohibited discharges. 21

15-204.  Private disposal system; prohibited. 21

15-205.  Connection required. 21

15-206.  Private disposal system. 22

15-207.  Same; permit. 22

15-208.  Same; inspection. 22

15-209.  Same; requirements. 22

15-210.  Same; connection to public sewer. 22

15-211.  Same; operation by owner. 23

15-212.  Same; additional requirements by health officer. 23

15-213.  Same; filling of private system. 23

15-214.  Connections; permit required. 23

15-215.  Same; application fee. 23

15-216.  Expenses; damage. 23

15-217.  Sewer for each building. 24

15-218.  Old building sewers. 24

15-219.  Specifications. 24

15-220.  Sewer elevation. 24

15-221.  Downspouts, drains. 24

15-222.  Connection standards. 24

15-223.  Connection; supervision. 25

15-224.  Excavation. 25

15-225.  Surface water, groundwater; prohibited. 25

15-226.  Storm sewers. 25

15-227.  Prohibited substances. 25

15-228.  Same; discretion of superintendent. 26

15-229.  Same; procedure. 27

15-230.  Interceptors; when required. 27

15-231.  Preliminary treatment; when required. 28

15-232.  Control manholes; when required. 28

15-233.  Testing. 28

15-234.  Industrial waste; special agreements. 28

15-235.  Damaging sewers; prohibited. 28

15-236.  Entry and inspection. 29

15-237.  Same; liability. 29

15-238.  Entry upon easements. 29

15-239.  Violation; notice. 29

15-240.  Same; fine. 29

15-241.  Same; liability. 30

15-242.  Severability. 30

ARTICLE 3. SEWER SERVICE CHARGES. 31

15-301.  Definitions. 31

15-302.  User charge system. 32

15-303.  User charges, separate accounts. 32

15-304.  Same; carryover of balances. 32

15-305.  Same; basis. 32

15-306.  Classes of Users. 32

15-307.  Sewer charges. 33

15-308.  Same; extra strength users and users discharging toxic pollutants. 34

15-309.  Same; increased costs for toxic pollutants. 34

15-310.  Same; application. 34

15-311.  Billing. 35

15-312.  Delinquent fee. 35

15-313.  Insufficient funds checks. 35

15-314.  Liability of property owners. 35

15-315.  Biannual review. 35

15-316.  Notice of rates. 35

ARTICLE 4. SOLID WASTE. 36

15-401.  Private collections; license required. 36

15-402.  Adoption of solid waste code. 36

15-403.  Revocation; notice. 36

15-404.  Amendments to code. 36

ARTICLE 5. WATER CONSERVATION.. 38

15-501.  Purpose. 38

15-502.  Definitions. 38

15-503.  Declaration of water watch. 38

15-504.  Declaration of water warning. 39

15-505.  Declaration of water emergency. 39

15-506.  Voluntary conservation measures. 39

15-507.  Mandatory conservation measures. 39

15-508.  Emergency water rates. 40

15-509.  Regulations. 40

15-510.  Violations, disconnections and penalties. 40

15-511.  Emergency termination. 41

ARTICLE 6. SEDGWICK COUNTY SANITARY CODE  42

15-601.  Incorporating sanitary code. 42

15-602.  Same; abatement or suppression of nuisances. 42

15-603.  Same; amendments to article v of the sanitary code. 42