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February 3, 2012 - City of Mission Ord. 3735

ORDINANCE NO. 3735

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSION, TEXAS AMENDING ORDINANCE 3667 REGARDING THE METHOD OF CALCULATING SEWER CHARGES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSION, TEXAS, THAT:

SECTION 1: “Code A6 – Other Water Service Provider” and “Code A8 – Outside” in Subsection (a) of Section 114-54 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mission, Texas captioned Customer classes are amended to exclude their applicability to sewer.

SECTION 2: Paragraph (b) captioned Sanitary sewer rates subsection (2) is amended to read as follows: Sewer average and multiplication factors: Where applicable in the following sewer rates, the monthly volume charge shall be calculated by multiplying the variable rate times the sewer average of the water consumption, times the multiplication factor shown. The sewer average of the water consumption is determined by using the average of the lowest three months of water consumption rounded up to the nearest 1,000 gallons for each customer for an immediately preceding period of July 1 through June 30 inclusive. This quantity for a residential customer (A1) for sanitary sewer service shall not vary from July 1 through June 30 of the following year, but during such period shall be the same amount.

A residential customer must have at least six months of measurable water service as of June 30 of the preceding year for averaging to be calculated. Averaging of consumption will done only as part of the overall averaging process and will not be done at any other time. A customer that does not have at least six months of measurable water service regardless of the water provider will not be eligible for the average of the lowest three months of water consumption rounded up to the nearest 1,000 gallons for each customer until July of the succeeding year.

Customers regardless of water provider, that do not have the requisite number of months needed for averaging (6) will be billed sewer charges based on their total water consumption using the rates established by section 114-54 of the City’s Sewer Rate Ordinance through June of the following year.

Customers applying for new or additional water/sewer services with the City will be billed sewer charges based on their total water consumption using the rates established by section 114-54 of the City’s Sewer Rate Ordinance, until such time as they accrue the requisite number of months (six) by the designated month, (June) to have their sewer charges calculated as described in the first paragraph under SECTION 2 above.

In cases where a water meter, regardless of water provider, is not in place, or not operational, a flat fee of $26 per month will be charged for sewer services until such time that a meter is installed or repaired, after which the customer will be charged for sewer services as outlined in the preceding paragraph.

For all other classes of customers, the variable sewage discharge amount shall be equal to the water consumption for that billing period multiplied by a multiplication factor shown in the rate table adopted under Ordinance 3402.

SECTION 3: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this article is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.

SECTION 4: This ordinance shall take effect the 1st day of February, 2012 and will be reflected in the bills mailed on or after that date.

READ, CONSIDERED AND APPROVED on this the 23rd day of January, 2012.

Norberto Salinas, Mayor

ATTEST: Anna Carrillo

City Secretary

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