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13.04.070 Water and sewer rates and charges

The City Council shall establish standards of service and shall fix rates for which water and sewer services shall be furnished. Rates shall be sufficient to pay for the operation, maintenance, reserves, debt service, additions, betterments, including those reasonably required for anticipated growth, and to provide for general welfare. The rates may also be sufficient to provide for the accumulation of reserve for improvements and obligations of such magnitude that they cannot be acquired from the surplus revenues in a single year. Rates and connection charges may vary according to demand, quality and volume, but shall be uniformly applied to the end that all persons receiving like services shall pay the same rates and connection charges except that a rate differential may occur to meet obligations which relate to a specific group of customers or properties. The City Council shall establish fees for the extension of service to properties not then being served by it. (Ord. O-88-71 § 1 (part), 1989).