2020 LCWSA REGIONAL WATER RATE RESOLUTION
2020 WATER RATE RESOLUTION OF THE LYCOMING COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (“Authority”) AMENDING previous WATER RATE RESOLUTIONS ESTABLISHING RATES AND CHARGES FOR METERED WATER CUSTOMERS AND FIRE PROTECTION CHARGES; ESTABLISHING WATER RENTS, RATES, CHARGES, AND LATE FEES AND PENALTIES.
WHEREAS, the Authority designed, constructed, and operates a public water system of which two thirds of its capacity is dedicated to fire protection for the service area and is designing and constructing additional facilities as such; and
WHEREAS, the Authority acknowledges the need to frequently review the rates set forth to assure economic feasibility for its customers, and frequently consider the additional customers and usage in the system and the impacts to revenue;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following rates, charges, and fees be amended and adopted as follows for the customers of the LCWSA Regional Water System –
Metered Customer Charges
All metered service customers will be charged a consumptive water charge and a base customer charge based on meter size.
“METERED CONSUMPTIVE WATER CHARGE”
All metered water customers shall pay a consumptive rate of $10.50/1,000 gallons.
SCHEDULE A – Consumptive Rate $10.50 per thousand
“BASE CUSTOMER CHARGE”
In addition to the consumptive charge, metered water customers will be charged a BASE CUSTOMER CHARGE based on meter size per Schedule B:
BASE CUSTOMER CHARGE BASED ON METER SIZE
SCHEDULE B –METER CHARGE
|Meter Size||Size Ratio (AWWA std)||Monthly||Quarterly||Annual|
Fire Protection Charges
The Fire Protection Charge is applicable to all customers who have water service provided for sprinkler systems, dedicated fire protection lines, and/or dedicated hose connections for fire protection.
No separate charge shall be made for water used in the extinguishing of accidental fires. Water for any other purpose, other than scheduled fire protection system testing or fire extinguishing, shall not be drawn through a private fire service connection.
SCHEDULE C – FIRE PROTECTION CHARGE
|Line Size||Size Ratio (based on cross section)||Monthly||Quarterly||Annual|
Shared Fire Protection Charges
Where fire protection lines are shared by multiple users, the Authority will allow the proration of the fire protection fee based on square footage.
The proration shall be rounded up to the nearest $5.00 increment as is appropriate for like size spaces. Each situation may be evaluated to group like size spaces.
The fees for the combined total of the shared users shall always be equal to or rounded above the charges set forth in the Authority’s 2020 Rate Resolution.
Fire Protection System Maintenance/Testing
The Customer or its agent(s) is to notify the Authority twenty-four (24) hours in advance of fire protection system testing or maintenance activities. The Customer or its agent(s) shall notify the Authority if multiple testing events or cycles are to take place. In the event that the Customer or it(s) agents fail to properly notify the Authority of a fire protection system test/maintenance and a response is necessary by the Authority, the Authority will charge the Customer a fee equating to the cost of response, cost of damages, costs of system use including consumption, plus an additional administrative charge of $300.00. The invoice will be sent separately from the regular monthly water bill.
Maintenance includes but is not limited to fire system testing, cycling, draining/filling, programming, etc. – any and all activity which may cause the fire protection system to activate and generate flows from the Water System to or through the fire protection system.
Water customers will be billed for consumption, fixed meter charges, and if applicable, fire protection charges. The Authority bills customers on a monthly basis.
Hydrant Meter Assembly Rental: Set up fee – $100 per rental
Rental Fee – $100 per week or $20 per day
A deposit may also be required depending on length of rental
Repairs/damages will be invoiced at cost
Bulk Water Sales: $12.00 per thousand gallons
Additional rates may apply depending on requirements
Meters are the property of the Authority, and as added/replaced, will be furnished by the Authority, and will ultimately remain the property of Authority.
Request Shut off or re-activation – $50.00 per visit
Other Services are “As Quoted” or “At Cost”
Tapping Fees are established through the Water Act 57 Study for the combined water systems of the Authority adopted on June 6, 2012.
Tapping fees may be modified throughout the year following the adoption of updated Act 57 Study.
As part of the Authority’s rate structure, a one-time penalty of ten percent or a carrying charge on the outstanding balance of 1½ percent per month shall be added, whichever is greater. Bills will be sent for the previous period’s consumption and related charges. Payment of entire invoiced amount is required within 20 days from the statement date.
Returned Check or Insufficient Funds – $40 per occurrence
Duly adopted at a meeting held on the 4th day of December 2019.