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Exhibit A Sanitary Sewer Rate, Fee and Penalty Schedule

 

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EXHIBIT A

 

(Ord. No. 2016-39 § 10; Ord. # 2018-4 , § 11)

  1. Sewer Service Charges.

    1. Connected to City Sewer.

      1. Single Family Residential Sewer Service Fees and Usage Fees.

        Single family residential sewer service fees and usage fees shall apply if a sewer customer is served by city water and meets the single family service classification for water as set forth in Chapter 25 SFCC 1987. If not served by city water, single family residential sewer service fees and usage fees shall apply where the sewer connection serves only one unit* for normal domestic sewage.

        1. In city limits and presumptive city limits:

           

          Effective Date

           

          Monthly Service Fee

          Monthly Usage Fee

          January 1, 2019

          Connected to city water

          $7.53/unit*

          $4.64 per 1,000 gallons of water**

          January 1, 2019

          Not connected to city water

          $7.53/unit*

          $16.70/unit*

           

        2. Outside presumptive city limits:

           

          Customer Wholesale Rate for Santa Fe County

          Effective Date

           

          Monthly Service Fee

          Monthly Usage Fee

          January 1, 2019

          Connected to county water

          $5.42/unit*

          $4.77 per 1,000 gallons of water**

          January 1, 2019

          Not connected to county water

          $5.42/unit*

          $17.17/unit*

           

      2. Multi-Family Residential Sewer Service:

        The following sewer service fees and usage fees shall apply if a sewer customer is served by city water and meets the multi-family residential service classification for water as set forth in Chapter 25 SFCC 1987. If not served by city water, multi-family residential sewer service fees and usage fees shall apply where the sewer connection serves more than one unit* for normal domestic sewage.

        1. In city limits and presumptive city limits:

           

           

          Effective Date

           

          Monthly Service Fee

          Monthly Usage Fee

          January 1, 2019

          Connected to city water

          $7.53/unit*

          $4.64 per 1,000 gallons of water**

          January 1, 2019

          Not connected to city water

          $7.53/unit*

          $16.70/unit*

           

        2. Outside presumptive city limits:

           

          Customer Wholesale Rate for Santa Fe County

          Effective Date

           

          Monthly Service Fee

          Monthly Usage Fee

          January 1, 2019

          Connected to county water

          $5.42/unit*

          $4.77 per 1,000 gallons of water**

          January 1, 2019

          Not connected to county water

          $5.42/unit*

          $17.17/unit*

           

      3. Commercial Sewer Service:

        The following sewer service fees and usage fees shall apply where the water meter(s) serves a use not classified as single family residential or multi-family residential sewer service set forth above or where service is provided for a combination of residential and commercial services.

        1. In city limits and presumptive city limits:

           

           

          January 1, 2019

          Connected to city water

          $7.53/unit*

          $4.64 per 1,000 gallons of water***

          January 1, 2019

          Not connected to city water

          $7.53/unit*

          $16.70/unit*

        2. Outside presumptive city limits:

           

          Customer Wholesale Rate for Santa Fe County

          Effective Date

           

          Monthly Service Fee

          Monthly Usage Fee

          January 1, 2019

          Connected to county water

          $5.42/unit*

          $4.77 per 1,000 gallons of water***

          January 1, 2019

          Not connected to county water

          $5.42/unit*

          $17.17/unit*

           

      4. Exceptions to Commercial Sewer Service.

        Mobile home parks; commercial greenhouses; churches; properties owned by the U.S. government, the State of New Mexico, the City of Santa Fe, the county of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe board of education; and state accredited private elementary and secondary schools and colleges shall not be considered commercial sewer services and shall be considered residential sewer service.

            

        1. Not accessible to city sewer system - No charge.

    2. Taxes.

    Billings under this schedule may be increased by an amount equal to the sum of taxes payable under the Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Act and of all other taxes, fees, or charges payable by the city and levied or assessed by any governmental authority on the public utility service rendered, or on the right or privilege of rendering the service, or on any object or event incidental to the rendition of the service.

    Notes:

    • Unit means:

       

      • For residential customers: one room, or rooms connected together, constituting a separate, independent housekeeping establishment for owner occupancy, or rental or lease and physically separated from any other rooms or residential units that may be in the same structure and containing independent plumbing facilities. A residential unit may include, but is not limited to, a single family house, an apartment unit, condominium unit, mobile home, or a guest house.

         

      • For commercial customers: an area constituting a separate, independent enterprise establishment for owner occupancy, or rental or lease and physically separated from any other commercial units that may be in the same structure and containing independent plumbing facilities.

         

      • For both residential and commercial purposes, the term unit does not include a motel or hotel unit or similar transient lodging or rest homes, nursing homes or similar institutional facilities.

     

    ** Shown on the water meter readings averaged for the months of December, January, and February of the preceding year. If any of those three (3) months were a zero reading, the water consumption for that month will not be used in the average. For example, if one month has a zero read then the two months consumption will be added and then divided by two. In the case where three zero reads were recorded for December, January, and February, then the previous year water usage will be used. In the event that the previous year also had three zero reads, then the wastewater management division director will estimate the average based on water usage history for that particular customer's residence or business. If any of those three months were a reading less than 1,000 gallons, the water consumption for that month shall be assumed to be 1,000. For example:

     

    December

     

    5,000g water consumption

    January

    0g water consumption, so

    0 gallons assumed

    February

    900g water consumption, so

    1,000 gallons assumed

    Total (for the 3 months)

    6,000 gallons water consumption

    Average (Divide by two since one zero read)

    3,000 gallons

     

     

    *** Shown on the water meter reading for that utility billing cycle.

  2. Reserved.*

     

    Editor's note— Section 9 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 2003-25 § 26.

     

  3. Reserved.*

     

    Editor's note— Section 10 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 2003-25 § 26.

     

  4. Reserved.*

     

    Editor's note— Section 11 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 2003-25 § 26.

     

  5. Extra-Strength Surcharge. See the definition of COD in subsection 22-2.1 and Section 22-10 for information related to the extra-strength surcharge.

    1. The Surcharge fee shall be equal to:

      0.9 x (C-D) x F x cf x L, for users whose discharge has been tested, and

      0.9 x (M-D) x F x cf x L, for users whose discharge has not been tested.

       

      Where:

       

      C = COD concentration in the user's discharge stream in milligrams per liter (mg/l).

       

      D = Average domestic sewage COD concentration, established at 550 milligrams per liter (mg/l).

       

      F = Average water use in million gallons per month as shown in the water division records. cf = 8.34. A factor to convert the units of milligrams to pounds per million gallons.

      L = The mass based cost of providing air to remove the COD in wastewater. The cost has been established at the following costs:

       

      Effective Date

      Cost per pound

      January 1, 2019

      $0.65

       

      M = Mean COD concentration in the user's sewage disposal as tested.

       

      0.9 = Represents ninety percent of the water used through a water meter as being discharged into the sanitary sewer.

      Or:

       

      Monthly water usage x 0.00337*L = Amount of monthly surcharge fee.

       

      12.2 The resampling fee shall be equal to: $75.00 and shall not be sampled more than once per calendar year.

       

  6. Treated Effluent Rates.

The rate for treated effluent shall be two dollars and five cents ($2.05) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of treated effluent or fifty percent (50%) of the rate for potable water as set forth in Chapter XXV SFCC 1987, whichever is more, plus administrative costs and applicable state taxes. However, contract users of treated effluent who enter a recreational access agreement with the city that allows for recreational access to their facilities for conduct of city parks or recreation division authorized programs may be granted a discount of no more than seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per parks or recreation division maximum planned or actual authorized use for programs that will be conducted at their facility at regular times and a credit of no more than seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per parks or recreation maximum planned or actual authorized use for programs that will be conducted at regular intervals. The terms of such discounts or credits will be determined on a case by case basis, and included in any such recreational access agreement. Any discount or credit may only apply against total charges incurred during the same annual effluent delivery period as the authorized program and shall never result in the contractor being credited more than fifty percent (50%) of the total amount charged for treated effluent delivered during such period.

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