Policies, Rules and Regulations


New policy regarding inactive taps, effective immediately with components and fees to be phased in:

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Policies Rules and Regs 2012

 For an overview of the Policies, the Table of Contents is shown below:

 

ARTICLE I – INTRODUCTION, AUTHORITY, PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS. 5

1.1        Introduction. 5

1.2        Authority. 5

1.3         Purpose of The Water System. 5

1.4        Definitions. 5

1.4.1  Persons and Agencies. 5

1.4.2  Agreements and Documents. 6

1.4.3  System Components. 6

1.5.       Violations and Enforcement.  (Added 7/11) 7

1.5.1  Prohibition, Penalties, and Charges. 7

1.5.2  Enforcement. 8

1.5.3  Variances. 8

ARTICLE II – SERVICE CLASSIFICATIONS. 8

2.1        Tap Status Definitions. 8

2.1.1 Assigned. 8

2.1.2  Unassigned. 9

2.1.3  Unauthorized. 9

2.1.4  District Not a Recorder of Tap Ownership. 9

2.2  Tap Types. 9

2.2.1  Residential. 9

2.2.2  Non-Residential. 9

2.2.3  Tax Exempt. 9

2.2.4  Fire Protection District Tap. 9

2.2.5  Designation of Tap Size. 9

2.3        Changes in Tap Status or Type. 10

2.3.1  Unassigned to Assigned. 10

2.3.2  Unconnected to Active (Tap Permit process) 10

2.3.3  Seasonal Shut Off. 10

2.3.4  Involuntary Shut Off. 11

2.3.5  Reassignment. 11

2.3.6  Change of Ownership. 11

2.3.7  Conversion. 11

ARTICLE III – REGULATION AND MEASUREMENT OF CONSUMPTION. 11

3.1        Water Supply. 11

3.1.1 General. 11

3.1.2  Residential Taps. 12

3.1.3  New Non-Residential Taps. 12

3.1.4  Existing Non-Residential Taps. 14

3.1.5  Tax Exempt Taps. 14

3.1.6  Nonstandard Size Taps. 14

3.2        Metering. 14

3.2.1  All Taps Metered. 14

3.2.2  Reading Schedule. 14

3.2.3  Inspection of Laterals and Service Lines and other Water Facilities.  (Amended effective 7/11.) 14

3.2.4  Meter Access. 15

3.2.5 Meter Accuracy and Suspected Malfunction. 15

3.2.6  Estimates When Necessary. 15

ARTICLE IV – BILLING AND COLLECTIONS. 15

4.1         Billing Cycle. 15

4.1.1 Billing Dates. 15

4.1.2  Billing Address. 15

4.2         Collection of Amounts Due. 15

4.2.1  Payment Due Date. 15

4.2.2 Returned Checks or Payments. 16

4.2.3  Late Payment Fees. 16

4.2.4  Shutoff Process for Failure to Pay Delinquent Amounts. 16

4.2.5  Billing Errors or Omissions. 16

4.2.6  Lien Filing on Property for Non-payment. 16

4.2.7  Responsibility of Tap Owner for Charges to Account and Tenants. 16

4.2.8  Special Project Costs. 17

ARTICLE V – LATERALS AND SERVICE LINES. 17

5.1         General. 17

5.2         Privately Owned Lateral Systems. 17

5.2.1  Annual Registration. 17

5.2.2  Line Extension, Replacement and Repairs. 17

5.2.3  Leaks, Repairs and Maintenance. 17

5.2.4  Acquisition or Acceptance of Laterals (Adopted November, 2008). 18

5.3        Service Lines. 19

5.3.1 New Installations. 19

5.3.2  Alteration of Existing Service. 19

5.3.3  Maintenance and Repairs. 20

5.3.4  Leaks. 20

5.3.5  Cross-Connections Control and Backflow Prevention Devices. 20

ARTICLE VI – SYSTEM SECURITY. 21

6.1         Tampering or diversion. 21

6.2        Unauthorized connections. 22

ARTICLE VII – AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE. 22

7.1        General Policy. 22

7.1.1 Hardship Provision. 22

7.2        Annexation, exclusive of inclusion or acquisition. 23

7.2.1  Adequate Water Rights to Be Conveyed. 23

7.2.2  Cooperation, Security and Costs. 23

7.2.3  Customary District Fees Shall Apply. 23

7.2.4  Election May Be Required. 23

7.3        Hydrants and Fire Suppression. 23

7.3.1 Use of Hydrants or Other Water Supply (other than for fire). 24

7.3.2  New (including replacement) Hydrants. 24

7.4        Excess Capacity. 24

7.5         Water Storage and Acquisition. 25

8.1  Board of Directors. 25

8.2  Office. 25

8.2.1      Business Office. 25

8.2.2      Establishing Other Office and Relocation. 25

8.3  Meetings. 25

8.3.1      Regular Meetings. 25

8.3.2      Meeting Public. 25

8.3.3. Notice of Meetings. 25

8.3.4   24 Hour Notice and Agenda. 26

8.3.5  Emergency Meetings. 26

8.4         Conduct of Business. 26

8.4.1 Quorum. 26

8.4.2     Vote Requirements. 26

8.4.3      Order of Business. 26

8.5        Executive Sessions. 26

8.6         Motions, Resolutions and Orders. 27

8.7         Minutes. 27

8.8         Electronic Communications. 27

8.9        Board of Directors. 27

8.9.1.Board Composition. 27

8.9.2 Oath of Office. 27

8.9.3      Vacancies. 28

8.9.4      Election of Officers. 28

8.9.5 Resignations. 29

8.9.6 Corporate Seal. 29

8.10.     Disclosure of Conflict of Interest. 29

8.11.     Compensation. 29

8.12.     Financial Administration. 29

8.12.1 Fiscal Year. 29

8.12.2 Budget Officer and Committee. 29

8.12.3 Budget. 29

8.12.4 Notice of Budget. 30

8.12.5 Adoption of Budget. 30

8.12.6 Appropriating Resolution. 30

8.12.7 No Contract to Exceed Appropriation. 30

8.12.8 Contingencies. 30

8.12.9 Levy and Collection of Taxes. 30

8.12.10 Filing of Budget. 31

8.12.11 Fiscal Audit. 31

8.12.12  Deposits and Investments. 31

8.13.     Indemnification of Directors and Employees. 31

8.14      Bidding and Contracting Procedures. 33

8. 15.  Violence and Harassment Prohibited. 33

8.15.1  Reporting Policy. 33

8.15.2  Investigation. 33