ORDINANCE NO. O99-1498
An ordinance amending Section 15.48.090 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws by modifying specific provisions as noted in this ordinance (Water and Sewer Service Billing Procedures: Inoperative meters - Estimation of water usage).
WHEREAS, Metro Water Services was required to purchase a new software package to make its billing program millennium compliant; and
WHEREAS, the new program required that certain business requirements be modified to reflect the ability of the program without paying for extensive program modification.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1: That the last sentence in Section 15.48.090A is amended to read as follows: "If the consumption and/or sewer flow are not a normal amount, the consumption and/or sewer flow for the average of the next three previous months of normal usage will be used."
SECTION 2: that the first sentence in Section 15.48.090B is amended to read as follows: "Each estimated bill shall contain a notation on the bill explaining that the bill has been estimated in accordance with this section, and if the consumer or customer is dissatisfied with such an estimation, it shall be incumbent upon the consumer or customer to prove to the department, by affidavit, that the use of water, during the period for which the bill was estimated, was different than the corresponding usage during the same billing period one year previous or previous three month average of normal usage."
SECTION 3: That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Leo Waters
|Introduced:||January 5, 1999|
|Passed First Reading:||January 5, 1999|
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee
Public Works Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||January 19, 1999|
|Passed Third Reading:||February 2, 1999|
|Approved:||February 4, 1999|