2020 LIMESTONE WATER RATE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority (“AUTHORITY”) is a municipal authority existing under and governed by the Municipality Authorities Act, as amended;
WHEREAS, the Limestone Water System located in Limestone Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania was transferred to the Authority on January 1, 2014. The Limestone Water System includes but is not limited to a water filtration plant, land/rights of ways, water distribution infrastructure including a storage tank, pipes, water meters, and related infrastructure and equipment; collectively referred to herein as the “Water System;” and
WHEREAS, the Authority recognized that specific fire protection connections that utilize the Limestone Water System are provided with services for individual facilities which are separate and unique from meter potable drinking water connections and established fees and charges through Authority Resolution 2016-13 in October 2016.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the following rates, charges, and fees be adopted as follows for the customers of the Limestone water system:
All metered service customers will be charged a consumptive water charge as follows:
0 to 5,000 gallons usage (Base Rate) $150.00
5,001 to 20,000 gallons $7.25 per 1,000 gallons
20,001 to 40,000 gallons $7.50 per 1,000 gallons
40,001 to 100,000 gallons $7.75 per 1,000 gallons
100,001 to 200,000 gallons $8.25 per 1,000 gallons
Over 200,000 gallons $8.75 per 1,000 gallons
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.
The Fire Protection Charge is separate and in addition to charges of metered service/consumption charges noted above as “Metered Charges.”
Fire Protection Quarterly Charge
Fees and penalties apply if the Fire Protection service connection is used for purposes other than dedicated fire protection as described in the approved Application for Fire Protection Service and as shown on the drawings provided with the Application.
Water use for non-fire protection purposes will be charged at the Metered Consumption Rate with a penalty of five times the calculated cost and services may be terminated.
Fire Protection System Maintenance/Testing
The Customer is to notify the Authority forty-eight (48) hours in advance of fire protection system testing or maintenance activities. In the event that the Customer or its agent(s)s fail to 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 quarterly 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 Limestone Water System to or through the fire protection system.
Customers will be billed for charges on a quarterly basis.
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.
Re-activation fee after shut off – $50.00 per visit
Other Services are “As Quoted” or “At Cost”
Tapping Fees are established through the Resolution 12-9-13 Tap Fees adopted by the Limestone Township Municipal Water Authority on December 9, 2013 and accepted by the LCWSA upon transfer of the water system on January 1, 2014.
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 30 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.