Water Connection Charges
A. Except as provided in paragraph B below, the following connection charges apply:
|Meter Size||Inside city Limits||Outside City Limits|
|5/8" x 3/4"||$1200.00||$1300.00|
|Over 2"||Cost of Labor, Overhead and Materials|
B. Effective January 1, 2013 water connection charges within subdivisions both inside and outside the City Limits where the water system has been installed at the expense of the developer, including the meter box and service line to the customers property, shall be $350.00.
C. Connections for fire protection.
The customer shall pay the Department the total cost of materials, labor and overhead to provide the connection at the customer’s property line. The estimated cost of making the connection shall be paid prior to the connection being made. After the actual cost of the connection is determined, the customer shall be refunded any over-payment they may have made or shall be billed for any under-payment.
Water Rate Schedule
The water bill shall be determined using the monthly water usage and based on whether the user is located inside or outside the City Limits. The following table summarizes the rates effective October 1, 2013:
|Usage||Inside City Limits||Outside City Limits|
|Zero Usage (Base Charge)||$4.10 (minimum bill)||$6.15 (minimum bill)|
|All gallons over zero usage||$3.07 per 1,000 gallons||$4.57 per 1,000 gallons|
|Water Storage Rate||$0.19 per 1,000 gallons||$0.19 per 1,000 gallons|
The rates listed above are net. In the event that any bill is not paid within fifteen (15) days from the date of the bill, there shall be added to the bill an amount equal to five (5%) of the bill. To any amount remaining unpaid thirty (30) days after the date of the bill, there shall be added a penalty of one (1%), and an additional one percent (1%) shall be added at the end of each successive thirty (30) day period until the amount is paid in full.
Sewer Connection Charge
No residence or business located outside of the City Limits may connect to the Sanitary Sewer System. Any person desiring to connect to the municipal sewer system shall pay a connection charge as listed below provided sewer service is available:
Effective January 1, 2013-Any person desiring to connect to the municipal sewer system shall submit a valid plumbing permit issued by the City of Cookeville Codes Department and pay a connection charge as listed below provided sewer service is available:
|Type of Location||Inside City Limits||Outside City Limits|
|Multi-residence, apartments, motels||$1000.00 + $200 per unit||$1250 + $200 per unit|
|Office Buildings||$1000.00 + $200 per restroom||$1250.00 + $200 per restroom|
|Industrial Building||$1000.00 + $200 per restroom||$1250.00 + $200 per restroom|
|Restaurants||$1000.00 + $200 per restroom||$1250.00 + $200 per restroom|
|Service Station, garage, or retail store||$1000.00 + $200 per restroom||$1250.00 + $200 per restroom|
|Supermarkets or grocery store||$1000.00 + $200 per restroom, or $250 if using shredder||$1250.00 + $200 per restroom, or $250 if using shredder|
|Schools, Daycare, Public Bldg.||$1000.00 + $200 per restroom||$1250.00 + $200 per restroom|
|Self-service laundry||$1000.00 + $50 per washing machine||$1250.00 + $50 per washing machine|
Sewer Rate Schedule
Residences and places of business where sewer is considered available shall pay the following rates regardless of whether or not they are connected to the sewer effective October 1, 2013:
Zero Usage (minimum charge) $5.50
All gallons over zero usage $4.51 per 1,000 gallons.
Charges and fees for sewer service are based on normal domestic wastewater with the following characteristics:
BOD5 300 mg/l COD 800 mg/l
Suspended Solids 300 mg/l TKN 60 mg/l
Oil and Grease 100 mg/l NH3-N 30 mg/l
The charges and fees for all wastewaters which exceed the concentrations for normal domestic wastewater shall be based upon a surcharge as contained in the Sewer Use Ordinance.