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Accrued Guaranteed Revenues

The re-payment of the carrying costs of facilities built or acquired in excess of those needed to serve current customers and held for future use by future customers.
 

Base Facility Charge

This is the monthly cost of having the system in place and prepared to serve the customer. This charge is designed to recover those capital expenses that are fixed, do not vary with consumption and are not recovered from separate charges.
 

Bulk Service

For service for all purposes in bulk customers served by a master meter.
 

Customer Charge

The cost of meter reading, billing and collection. Charged monthly to each metered account or sewer only account.
 

Gallonage Charge

This is the cost of providing the water, and/or collecting, treating and disposing of sewage, such as chemicals, electricity, labor and other related costs. This cost is variable and depends on consumption, billed in one-thousand gallon increments.
 

General Service

Service for all purposes for customers who do not qualify for residential or multi-family services. Any commercial, industrial, and institutional enterprise including but not limited to domiciliary houses, resident schools, hotels, motels and all other uses. The term "commercial" as used herein shall mean an establishment dealing in wholesale or retail trades or services, including, but not limited to, hotels, motels, offices, stores, restaurants, churches, schools and other facilities which hold themselves out to the public as a place of business.
 

Guaranteed Revenues (Reserve Capacity Fees)

The cost to reserve water and/or wastewater capacity to serve a Developer's property.
 

Interest

Interest will be paid on those deposits retained by the Utility. The interest shall be applied yearly, each September, as a credit against the customer account.
 

Irrigation Meter

A meter set on a property served by water and wastewater, which measures potable water used solely for the purpose of irrigation.
 

Meter Installation

The calculated costs incurred to install a water meter.
 

Mobile Home Residential Service

Water and/or Wastewater service for all purposes in mobile home residences located in mobile home parks or mobile home subdivisions that are served by an individual meter, which are rated at 82%of an equivalent single-family residential unit for water and 97%of an equivalent single-family residential unit for wastewater.
 

Multi-Family Residential Service

Water and/or Wastewater service for all purposes in multi-family residences served by a master meter, which are rated at 70% of an equivalent single- family residential unit for water and 80% of an equivalent single-family residential unit for wastewater.
 

Residential Service

Water and/or Wastewater service for all purposes in single-family homes, and individually metered multi-family units.
 

Reuse

The provision of reclaimed water for irrigation or other permitted uses.
 

System Development Charges (Connection Fees) - Wastewater

An equitable and proportionate charge made at the time wastewater service is newly requested to cover the growth related capital cost of construction for master pumping stations, master force mains, treatment and effluent disposal facilities and collection system required to provide service to new connections to the sewer system by new users. 
 

System Development Charges (Connection Fees) - Water

An equitable and proportionate charge made at the time water service is newly requested to cover the growth related capital cost of construction for raw water supply, transmission mains, ground storage facilities, pumping facilities, treatment facilities, and distribution system required to provide service to new connections to the water system by new users. 
 

Water Shortage Rates - Emergency Water Rates

The rates will be implemented upon direction by the Board of County Commissioners that the water shortage warrants the implementation of the Emergency Water Usage Rates.
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