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 Chapter 13 - Water & Sewer
Article I - Sewer Use Ordinance
Division 1  Use of Public Sewers Required
Division 2.  Private Sewage Disposal
Division 3.  Building Sewers and Connections
Division 4.  Use of Public Sewers
Division 5.  Protection of Sewage Works from Damage
Division 6.  Powers and Authority of Inspectors
Division 7.  Penalties
Article II - Wastewater Service Charges and Industrial Waste Cost Recovery.
 Division 1.  Wastewater Service Charges
Division 2.  Industrial Cost Recovery
Division 3.  General Provisions
Division 4.  Effective Date of Rates

Article I.  Sewer Use Ordinance.

Division 1.  Use of Public Sewers Required.

Sec. 13-1

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of said Village, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.

Sec. 13-2

It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Village, or in any area under the jurisdiction of Said Village, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this ordinance.

Sec. 13-3

Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.

Sec. 13-4

The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the Village and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located any public sanitary (or combined) sewer of the Village, is hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within 100 feet (30.5 meters) of the property line.

Division 2.  Private Sewage Disposal.

Sec. 13-6

Where a public sanitary (or combined) sewer is not available under the provisions of Sec. 13-4 above, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Division 2.

Sec. 13-7   

Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Approving Authority.  The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the Village, (reference Appendix #2) which the  applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Approving Authority.  A permit and inspection fee of Ten dollars($10.00) shall be paid to the Village at the time the application is filed.

Sec. 13-8

A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Approving Authority.  He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Approving Authority when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.  The inspection shall be made within 24 hours of the receipt of written notice by the Approving Authority.

Sec. 13-9
 
The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the State of Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code and with the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities when the area of the lot is less than 15,000 square feet (1395 meters).  No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.

Sec. 13-10

At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Division 1, Section 13-4, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this ordinance, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.

Sec. 13-11

The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, and at no expense to the Village.

Sec. 13-12

No statement contained in this Division shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Village.

Sec. 13-13

When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within sixty (60) days and the private sewage and disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.

Division 3.  Building Sewers and Connections.

Sec. 13-20

No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with, or opening into; use; alter; or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit for the Approving Authority.

Sec. 13-21

All disposal by any person into the sewer system is unlawful except those discharges in compliance with Federal Standards promulgated pursuant to the Federal Act and more stringent State and local standards.
 
Sec. 13-22

There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits:  (a) for residential and commercial service, and (b) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes.  In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Village (reference Appendix #2).  The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Approving Authority.  A permit and inspection fee of Ten dollars ($10.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit shall be paid to the Village at the time the application is filed.  The Industry, as a condition of permit authorization, must provide information describing it's wastewater constituents, characteristics, and type of activity.

Sec. 13-23

A building sewer permit will only be issued and a sewer connection shall only be allowed if it can be demonstrated that the downstream sewerage facilities, including sewers, pump stations, and wastewater treatment facilities, have sufficient reserve capacity to adequately and efficiently handle the additional anticipated waste load.

Sec. 13-24

All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner.  The owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.

Sec. 13-25

A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building, except that where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard, or driveway, the building sewer form  the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.

Sec. 13-26

Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Approving Authority to meet all requirements of this ordinance.

Sec. 13-27

The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the method to be used in excavating, placing of pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench, shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the Village.  In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the American Society of Testing Material, Water Pollution Control Federation Manual of Practice No. 9, and Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois shall apply.

Sec. 13-27

Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor.  In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building  drain shall be lifted by a means which is approved in accordance with Division 2, Sec. 13-22, and discharged to the building sewer.

Sec. 13-28

No person(s) shall make a connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other source of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.

Sec. 13-29

The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code, or other applicable rules and regulations of the Village, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the American Society of Testing Materials, Water Pollution Control Federation Manual of Practice No. 9, and Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois.  All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight.  Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Approving Authority before installation.

Sec. 13-30

The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Approving Authority when the building sewer is ready for inspection under the supervision of the Approving Authority or his representative.

Sec. 13-31

All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard.  Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Village.

Division 4.  Use of Public Sewers.

Sec. 13-40

No person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, any storm-water, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.

Sec. 13-41

Storm-water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Approving Authority.  Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged on approval of the Approving Authority, to a storm sewer, combined sewer, or natural outlet.

Sec. 13-42

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:

(a)    Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other  flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.

(b)    Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.

(c)    Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.

(d)    Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shaving, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.

Sec. 13-43
 
No industrial user may discharge sewage into any public sewer until the Village has adopted an industrial cost recovery system which:

(a)    meets the requirements of Section 204(b) (1) (B) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (citation) and applicable federal regulations;

and

(b)    has been approved by the Agency in accordance with the conditions of any grant made to the Village by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or by the State of Illinois for the construction of any part of the sewer system or sewage treatment works of the Village.

Sec. 13-44

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters, or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Approving Authority that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process, or equipment; have an adverse effect on the receiving stream; or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property, or constitute a nuisance.  In forming his opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Approving Authority will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities  in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant, and maximum limits established by regulatory agencies.  The substances prohibited are:

(a)     Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150o), (65oC).

(b)    Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous materials; or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/1 or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two (32) and one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150oF), (0 and 65oC).

(c)    Any garbage that has not been properly shredded.  The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths (3/4) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Approving Authority.

(d)    Any waters or wastes containing strong acid, iron pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions whether neutralized or not.
 
(e)    Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, or similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting any excessive chlorine requirement, to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Approving Authority for such materials.

(f)    Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste or odor-producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Approving Authority as necessary after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the State, Federal or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.

(g)    Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Approving Authority in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.

(h)    Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.5.

(i)    Any mercury or any of its compounds in excess of 0.0005 mg/1 as Hg at any time except as permitted by the Approving Authority in compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations.

(j)    Any cyanide in excess of 0.025 mg/1 at any time except as permitted by the Approving Authority in compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations.

(k)    Materials which exert or cause:

(1)    unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to Fullers earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride and sodium sulfate);

(2)    excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions);

(3)    unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works;

(4)    unusual volume of flow or concentrations of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein.
 
(l)    Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed, or are amenable to treatment plan effluent cannot meet requirements of agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.

Sec. 13-45

If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Section 5 of the Division, and/or which are in violation of the standards for pretreatment provided in Chapter 1, EPA Rules and Regulations, subchapter D, Water Programs Part 128 - Pretreatment Standards, Federal Register Volume 38, No. 215, Thursday, November 8, 1973 and any amendments thereto, and which in the judgment of the Approving Authority may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Approving Authority may:

(a)    reject the wastes;

(b)    require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to public sewers;

(c)    require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or

(d)    require payment to cover the added costs of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges, under the provisions of Section 11 of this Article.

If the Approving Authority permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Approving Authority, and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.

Sec. 13-46

Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Approving Authority they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units.  All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Approving Authority, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.

Sec. 13-47
 
Where preliminary treatment of flow-equalizing facilities are provided, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.

Sec. 13-48

Each industry shall be required to install a control manhole and, when required by the Approving Authority, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes.  Such manhole, when required, shall be accessible and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Approving Authority.  The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.

Sec. 13-49

The owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall provide laboratory measurements, tests and analyses of waters and waste to illustrated compliance with this ordinance and any special conditions for discharge established by the Village or regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over the discharge.

The number, type and frequency of laboratory analyses to be performed by the owner shall be as stipulated by the Village, but no less than once per year the industry must supply a complete analyses of the constituents of the wastewater discharge to assure that compliance the Federal, State and local standards are being met.  The owner shall report the results of measurements and laboratory analyses to the Village at such times and in such manner as prescribed by the Village.  The owner shall bear the expense of all measurements, analyses and reporting required by the Village.  At such times as deemed necessary, the Village reserves the right to take measurements and samples for analysis by an outside laboratory service.

Sec. 13-50

All measurements, tests, and analysis of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this ordinance shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater", published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided, or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole.  In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected.

Division 5.  Protection of Sewage Works from Damage.

Sec. 13-56

No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the sewage works.  Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.

Division 6.  Powers and Authority of Inspectors.

Sec. 13-60

The Approving Authority and other duly authorized employees of the Village, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance.  The Approving Authority or his representative shall have no authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil refining, ceramic, paper or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterway or facilities for waste treatment.

Sec. 13-61

While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Article 4, Section 13-40 above, the Approving Authority of duly authorized employees of the Village, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the Village employees and the Village shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by Village employees and against liability claims and demands for person injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure to the company to maintain safe conditions are required in Division 4, Section 13-48.  (?)

Sec. 13-62

The Approving Authority and other duly authorized employees of the Village bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Village holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement.  All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.

Division 7.  Penalties.

Sec. 13-70

Any person found to be violating any provision of this ordinance except Division 5 shall be served by the Village with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof.  The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.  The Village may revoke any permit for sewage disposal as a result of any violation of any provision of this ordinance.

Sec. 13-71

Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Division 7, Sec. 13-70, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding $50.00 for each violation.  Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.

Sec. 13-72

Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall become liable to the Village by reason of such violation.

Article II - Wastewater Service Charges and Industrial Waste Cost Recovery.

Division 1.  Wastewater Service Charges.

Sec. 13-100

Basis for wastewater service charges:  The wastewater service charge for the use of and for service supplied by the wastewater facilities for the Village of Pearl City shall consist of a basic user charge for operation and maintenance plus replacement, and a surcharge, if applicable.  The basic user charge shall be based on the following normal concentration:

(a)    5 day, 20o Centigrade biochemical oxygen demand of 250 mg/1.
 
(b)    a suspended solids content of 300 mg/1.

It shall consist of operation and maintenance costs plus replacement and shall be computed as follows:

(a)    Estimate the projected annual revenue required to operate and maintain the wastewater facilities, including a replacement fund, for the next fiscal year for all work categories.

(b)    Proportion the estimated cost to wastewater facility categories by volume, suspended solids and BOD.

(c)    Estimate wastewater volume, pounds of suspended solids, and pounds of BOD to be treated.

(d)    Compute unit cost for volume ($ per 1,000 gallons) for suspended solids ($ per pound) and for BOD ($ per pound).

(e)    Compute cost per 1,000 gallon for volume, suspended solids, and BOD at normal sewage strength.  Add theses costs to determine the charge for operation and maintenance including replacement.  A surcharge will be levied to all users whose wastes exceed the normal concentrations for BOD (250 mg/1) and suspended solids (300 mg/1).  The surcharge will be based on water usage as recorded by water meters and/or sewage meters for all wastes which exceed the 250 mg/1 and 300 mg/1 concentrations for BOD and suspended solids respectively.  The wastewater service charge shall be reviewed annually by certified public accountants to the Village in their annual audit.  It shall be revised periodically to reflect the change in debt service or a change in operation and maintenance including replacement costs.

Sec. 13-101

(a)    All persons discharging wastewater not exceeding the normal concentrations for BOD and suspended solids, shall not be required to meter water consumption.  Service charges shall be based upon a flat rate as given in Sec. 13-102.

(b)    All users whose wastes exceed normal concentrations for BOD and suspended solids shall be based on meter water consumption read to the lowest even increment of 100 gallons.  If the person discharging waste into the public sewers procures any part or all of his water from sources other than the public water works system, all or a part of which is discharged into the public sewers, the person shall install and maintain at his expense, water meters of a type approved by the Superintendent for the purpose of determining the volume of water obtained from these other source.

(c)    Devices for measuring the volume of waste discharged may be required by the Superintendent if these volumes cannot otherwise be determined from the metered water consumption records.  Metering devices for determining the volume of waste shall be installed, owned and maintained by the person.  Following approval and installation, such meters may not be removed without the consent of the Superintendent.

Sec. 13-102

(a)    The charge for sewage treatment for the different properties in the Village shall be in accordance with the schedule hereinafter set forth.  The Board may, in its discretion, change these rates at any time.  A copy of the current rates shall be made available to the public upon request.  Such charge shall be paid in monthly installments on or before the 15th day of each month, unless otherwise provided by the contract.  The monthly sewer service flat rate charges are based upon the schedule of user charge use units assigned to each user per its occupational use, as given in Table I.

TABLE I.

Occupational use                        User Charge Use Units

Single person residence 1.00
Two person residence 1.33
Three or more person residence 1.55
Auto Wash 2.70
Barber Shop .90
Beauty Shop .90
Business 1.65
Business (small) .80
Farm 4.10
Farm (small) .65
Fire District 6.20
Grain Elevator 2.85
Library .75
Park District 1.25
School District 31.00
Tavern .90
Township Building .55

(b)    The monthly sewer service flat rates and charges for the treatment plant shall be $13.00 per user charge use unit as per Table I.(amended 5-1-89)

 
(c)    Authority for Determination of Occupational Use - The Village Board Shall be the final authority for determining # into which occupational use category of Table I a person shall be placed.

(d)    Each apartment or separate residential quarter in a multiple dwelling building shall be considered a residential unit.

(e)    Real estate owners, as well as tenants shall be liable for service charges and, in the discretion of the Village, may be billed monthly or periodically.

Sec. 13-103    Surcharge rate.

All persons discharging wastewater with concentrations in excess of 250 mg/1 BOD and/or 300 mg/1 total suspended solids shall be required to meter the discharge and will be assessed a surcharge as defined in this section.

The rates of surcharge for BOD5 and suspended solids shall be as follows:

(a)    For biochemical-oxygen demand (BOD)  $0.05 per pound.

(b)    For suspended solids (SS)  $0.03 per pound.

Sec. 13-104  Computation of surcharge.

The surcharge per person shall be computed by the following formula:

      S = V (0.00834)  [A (BOD-250) + B (SS-300)]

where S = Amount of Surcharge ($)
 V = Wastewater volume in thousand gallons per billing period

 0.00834 = Unit weight of water x 10-6 per thousand gallons
 A = Unit charge per lb. for BOD5 per lb. (Sec. 13-103)
 BOD5 = 5 day Biochemical Oxygen Demand, mg/1
 250 = Allowable BOD5 strength
 B = Unit charge per lb. of SS, mg/1
 300 = Allowable SS, mg/1

(a)    The concentration of wastes used for computing surcharges shall be established by waste sampling.  Waste sampling shall be performed as often as may be deemed necessary by the Superintendent and shall be binding as a basis for surcharges.  Sampling stations shall be provided and maintained by the person.

Division 2.  Industrial Cost Recovery.

Sec. 13-110

No industrial user may discharge sewage into any public sewer until the Village of Pearl City has adopted an industrial cost recovery system which:

(a)    meets the requirements of Section 204(b) (1) (B) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (citation #) and applicable federal regulations; and

(b)    has been approved by the Agency in accordance with the conditions of any grant made to the Village of Pearl City by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or by the State of Illinois for the construction of any part of the wastewater system or sewage treatment works of the Village of Pearl City.

Division 3.  General Provisions.

Sec. 13-115  Bills.

Said rates or charges for service shall be payable monthly or quarterly depending on the classification of services for which bills are rendered.

The owner of the premises, the occupant thereof and the user of the service shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for the service to such premises and the service is furnished to the premises by the Village only upon the condition that the owner of the premises, occupant and user of the services are jointly and severally liable therefor to the Village.

Coupon payment books for Water & Sewer service will be issued in May and are good for the period of one (1) year.  Payment booklets reflect regular and discount rates.  To receive discount rates, bills must be paid by the 15th of each month; after the 15th regular rates will be due.

As of June 1, 1990, landlords will be responsible for paying Water & Sewer rents of rental properties, by the present 3 rate scale.  (Amended May 1, 1989)

Sec. 13-116  Delinquent bills.

If the charges for such services are not paid within 60 days or 30 days herein above mentioned after the rendition of the bill for services, such services shall be discontinued without further notice and shall not be reinstated until all claims are settled.

Sec. 13-117  Lien-Notice of delinquency.
 
Whenever a bill for sewer service remains unpaid for 30 days for monthly service after it has been rendered, the Village treasurer shall file with the County Recorder of Deeds a statement of lien claim.  This statement shall contain the legal description of the premises served, the amount of the unpaid bill, and a notice that the Village claims a lien for this amount as well as for all charges subsequent to the period covered by the bill.

If the user whose bill is unpaid is not the owner of the premises and the Village treasurer has notice of this, notice shall be mailed to the owner of the premises if his address be known to the treasurer, whenever such bill remains unpaid for the period of forty-five days for a monthly bill or one hundred and five days for a quarterly bill after it has been rendered.

The failure of the Village treasurer to record such lien or to mail such notice shall not affect the right to foreclose the lien for unpaid bills as mentioned in the foregoing section.

Sec. 13-118  Foreclosure of lien.

Property subject to a lien for unpaid charges shall be sold for non-payment of the same, and the proceeds of the sale shall be applied to pay the charges, after deducting costs, as is the case in the foreclosure of statutory liens.  Such foreclosure shall be by bill-in-equity in the name of the Village.  The Village attorney is hereby authorized and directed to institute such proceedings in the name of the Village in any court having jurisdiction over such matters against any property for which the bill has remained unpaid forty-five days in the case of a monthly bill or one hundred and five days in the case of a quarterly bill after it has been rendered.

Sec. 13-119  Revenues.

All revenues and moneys derived from the operation of the sewage system shall be deposited in the sewerage account of the sewerage fund.  All such revenues and moneys shall be held by the Village treasurer separate and apart form his private funds and separate and apart from all other funds of the Village and all of said sum without deductions whatever, shall be delivered to the Village treasurer not more than ten days after receipt to the same, or at such more frequent intervals as may from time to time be directed by the Board of Trustees.

The Village treasurer shall receive all such revenues from the sewerage system and all other funds and moneys incident to the operation of such system as the same may be delivered to him and deposit the same in the account of the fund designated as the "Sewerage Fund of the Village".  Said treasurer shall administer such fund in every respect in the manner provided by statute of the "Revised Cities and Villages Act", effective January, 1942.

Sec. 13-120  Accounts.
 
The Village treasurer shall establish a proper system of accounts and shall keep proper books, records and accounts in which complete and correct entries shall be made of all transactions relative to the sewerage system, and at regular annual intervals he shall cause to be made an audit by an independent auditing concern of the books to show the receipts and disbursements of the sewerage system.

In addition to the customary operating statement, the annual audit report shall also reflect the revenues and operating expenses of the wastewater facilities, including a replacement cost, to indicate that sewer service charges under the industrial cost recovery system do in fact meet these regulations.  In this regard, the financial information to be shown in the audit report shall include the following:

(1)    Flow data showing total gallons received at the wastewater plant for the current fiscal year.

(2)    Debt service for the next succeeding fiscal year.

(3)    Number of users connected to the system.

(4)    Number of non-metered users.

(5)    A list of users discharging non-domestic wastes (industrial users) and volume of waste discharged.

Sec. 13-121  Notice of rates.

A copy of this article properly certified by the Village Treasurer, shall be filed in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Stephenson County and shall be deemed notice to all owners of real estate of the charges of the sewerage system of said Village on their properties.

Sec. 13-122  Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article shall be fined not less than Ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one Hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

Sec. 13-123  Access to records.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or its authorized representative shall have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the Village which are applicable to the Village system of user charges or industrial cost recovery for the purposes of making audit, examination, excerpts, and transcriptions thereof to insure compliance with the terms of the Special and General Conditions to any State Grant.

Division 4.  Effective Date of Rates.

Sec. 13-130

The rates and serviced charges established for user charges in Division 1, Section 13-3 through Section 13-7 and for industrial cost recovery established in Division 2, Section 13-12 through Section 13-14 shall be effective as of the next fiscal year beginning ____________ and on bills to be rendered for the next succeeding month being _____________ for monthly users and on bills to be rendered for the next succeeding quarter being for quarterly users.