NORTH KOOTENAI WATER DISTRICT

 

 

RESOLUTION #2000-02

 

 

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING WATER USAGE FEES, STREET LIGHT FEES, PARK MAINTENANCE FEES, AND REGULATIONS FOR USERS OF THE NORTH KOOTENAI WATER DISTRICT WATER SYSTEM.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Directors of the North Kootenai Water District:

 

 

SECTION I

 

This resolution shall be known and shall be cited as the Fee and User Regulation resolution.

 

 

SECTION II

 

Basic rates for water service:

 

The minimum monthly water charge shall be $12.27.

 

Commercial bulk water users of the North Kootenai Water District (NKWD) water system shall pay the monthly minimum rate for a 2” water meter as established below, and shall have a bulk water permit, issued by the NKWD, available for inspection at all times.  Equipment used to haul bulk water shall have an approved backflow prevention device (double check valve) or system (air gap) to prevent accidental contamination of the public water supply.

 

Single family, duplex, and multi-family residential water users of the NKWD water system shall pay a minimum of $12.27 (which includes 3000 gallons) per dwelling unit, per month.  Any monthly usage over 3000 gallons, times the number of dwelling units, shall be billed at  $1.07 per 1000 gallons, or portion thereof.

 

Commercial, industrial, irrigation, and other users of the NKWD water system shall pay a monthly minimum rate as established by the following schedule:

 

3/4” Meter         0-3000 gallons                           $12.27

                        3000 gallons & above                 $12.27 plus $1.07 per 1000 gallons over 3000

 

1” Meter            0-3000 gallons                           $12.27

                        3000 gallons & above                 $12.27 plus $1.07 per 1000 gallons over 3000

 

1-1/2” Meter       0-3000 gallons                           $12.27

                        3000 gallons & above                 $12.27 plus $1.07 per 1000 gallons over 3000

 

2” Meter            0-3000 gallons                           $21.71

                        3000 gallons & above                 $21.71 plus $1.07 per 1000 gallons over 3000

 

3” Meter            0-3000 gallons                           $21.71

                        3000 gallons & above                 $21.71 plus $1.07 per 1000 gallons over 3000


Privately owned fire suppression sprinkler systems and fire hydrants shall be billed a monthly minimum rate as established by the following schedule:

 

3” and smaller connection                                   $10.00 per month

4” connection                                                     $20.00 per month

6” connection                                                     $40.00 per month

8” connection                                                     $60.00 per month

10” connection                                                   $80.00 per month

 

Fire service connections to the water system are to be used exclusively for fire suppression and for the testing of fire suppression equipment.  Any water used for other than the stated purpose shall be billed at $100.00 per occurrence.

 

New water service connections to the NKWD water system shall be metered.

 

Single family and duplex residential users of the NKWD water system may provide on-site landscape irrigation from the domestic water meter.  Irrigation water for all other users shall be through a separate water meter protected by an approved backflow prevention device.  All in-ground automatic or manual sprinkler systems shall be equipped with an approved backflow prevention device.

 

Single family and duplex residential users of the NKWD water system shall have one water meter per dwelling unit.  All other users shall have one water meter for domestic use and one water meter for irrigation use (if required).

 

 

SECTION III

 

Basic Rate for Public Drinking Water:

 

Residential water customers shall pay a public drinking water flat rate of $0.35 per dwelling unit, per month.  All other customers shall pay a flat rate of $0.35 per water service connection, per month.

 

 

SECTION IV

 

Basic Rate for Street Lights:

 

Residential water customers living on Valley Way and Meadow Way in the Valley Green sub-division shall pay a street light flat rate of $1.60 per dwelling unit per month.

 

 

SECTION V

 

Basic Rate for Park Maintenance:

 

Residential water customers living on Valley Way and Meadow Way in the Valley Green sub-division shall pay a park maintenance flat rate of $1.50 per dwelling unit per month.

 


 

SECTION VI

 

Regulations for Users:

 

Payment of monthly water charges for all single family, duplex, and multiple family residences shall be the responsibility of the property owner.

 

New applicants for water service shall provide a security deposit with NKWD in the amount of twenty dollars ($20.00). If after twelve continuous months all bills have been paid in a timely manner, and no penalties have been incurred, the applicant may request that the deposit be applied against the account balance.  In the event the applicant discontinues water service in less than one year,  the deposit shall be applied against the final bill.  In any case, no interest shall be paid on the deposit.

 

NKWD water bills and other fees and charges are due and payable upon presentation and become delinquent if not paid within thirty (30) days thereafter.

 

If the bills, fees, and/or charges are not paid within sixty (60) days of presentation, water service to the delinquent property shall be discontinued.

 

Notification to the debtor shall be regular United States mail post marked not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the date of discontinuance.

 

At least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the water service being discontinued a door hanger shall be posted on the delinquent property.  NKWD shall add to the delinquent balance a twenty dollar ($20.00) fee for this service.

 

If water service is discontinued for non-payment it shall remain off until the delinquent balance and a twenty dollar ($20.00) reconnection fee are paid.

 

Water service will only be restored between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excepting NKWD defined holidays.

 

Checks returned for non-sufficient funds shall result in the addition of a twenty dollar ($20.00) handling fee to the customer’s water account.

 

 

Dated this 13th day of January, 2000.     

 

North Kootenai Water District                 

Kootenai County, Idaho                         

 

 

                                                           

Chairman                                             

 

Attest:

 

 

                                                           

Secretary