§ 150.2.

OWNER RESPONSIBILITY FOR WATER SERVICE CHARGES AND INDUSTRIAL COST RECOVERY SURCHARGES

Except for tenant occupied individually metered residential dwellings, the owner of any real property shall be responsible for subscribing to and paying for water service to such real property by Department in accordance with rate schedules, rules and regulations established from time to time by Commission. Except for tenant occupied individually metered residential dwellings, the owner of any real property shall be responsible for paying the Sewer Service Charges and Industrial Waste Recovery Charges resulting from the use of occupancy of said property, in accordance with the rate schedules, rules and regulations established from time to time by Commission.

For tenant occupied individually metered residential dwellings, unless the owner agrees to become responsible, the tenant shall be responsible for subscribing to and paying for water service to such real property by Department in accordance with rate schedules and rules and regulations established from time to time by Commission. Said tenants further shall be responsible for paying the Sewer Service Charges and Industrial Waste Recovery Charges resulting from the use of occupancy of said property, in accordance with rate schedules, rules and regulations established from time to time by Commission. Said tenants shall be required to post a security deposit prior to establishing an account for water and sewer service in accordance with the rate schedules, rules and regulations established from time to time by Commission.

Nothing in this Section is intended to or shall prevent an arrangement, pursuant to rules and regulations established by Commission under which the subscription and/or payment for water service or Sewer Service Charge, or Industrial Cost Recovery Charges are made by customer, a tenant or tenants, or any owner, or agent on behalf of the owner; provided however, that any such arrangement shall not relieve owner of the obligation to Department, where water or Sewer Service Charges or Industrial Cost Recovery Charges are unpaid. Nothing in this Article is intended to impair the validity of any liens for delinquent water charges, Sewer Service Charges and Industrial Waste Recovery Charges which were recorded against tenant occupied individually metered residential dwellings prior to April 8, 1996.

History

(Amended by Ord. 223-81, App. 5/4/81; Ord. 243-99, File No. 991266, App. 9/22/99)

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