(A Resolution Setting Revised Water Service Rates and System Development Charges for Residential Development with Fire Suppression Systems)
WHEREAS, Title 12 of the Hood River Municipal Code provides for the establishment of water rates and charges to provide for use, operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of the water system; and
WHEREAS, Title 12 of the Hood River Municipal Code provides for the establishment of System Development Charges for the water system;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
The water service rates and System Development Charges for Residential Development with fire suppression systems set forth in the attached Exhibit A shall be effective October 11, 2011.
Approved by the Hood River City Council the 11th day of October 2011 to take effect October 11, 2011.
Arthur Babitz, Mayor
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder
Current Residential Development: Any current user who believes that s/he is paying a higher utility billing rate exclusively due to the inclusion of a fire sprinkler system will be moved to the lower billing rate only after providing proof from a licensed plumber that the larger service size resulted directly and solely from the addition of the fire sprinkler system. The user is fully responsibility for obtaining this certification, including any costs that may be incurred. No previously calculated or paid amounts will be reduced or refunded, including utility billings or SDCs.
Future residential development: SDCs and utility billing rates will be based on the minimum service size necessary for the provision of domestic service only, as determined by a licensed plumber. A licensed plumber bases the minimum service size for domestic use on such items as the number of fixtures (toilets, sinks, bathtubs, etc.). The meter fee is not reduced. All water usage will be billed, regardless of purpose.
For example, if the minimum service size determined by a licensed plumber for domestic service only is 3/4", but the inclusion of a fire sprinkler system requires the service size to be increased to 1", then the SDC and the utility billing rates will be based on a 3/4" service. If the minimum service size determined by a licensed plumber for domestic use is 1", and remains 1" after the inclusion of a fire suppression system, then the SDC and the utility billing rates will be based on a 1" service. In both cases, the user pays for a 1" meter. In the event of a fire, excess commodity will be billed at the user's domestic service rate (3/4" in the first example, 1" in the second example).