User Fee Information
Bell Sanitary District #1 2024 Rate Schedule
Sewer Use Fees:
Gravity Line Users $ 95.00 Quarterly $370.00 Prepaid Annual
Grinder Pump Users $120.00 Quarterly $470.00 Prepaid Annual
Wastewater Dump Fees: $25.00 per each load 2,000 Gallon Maximum
Wastewater Surcharge Fee: $10.00 per each load
Permitted Providers Only $50.00 Annual Fee
New User Hook-Up $6,000.00 Due on Hook-Up Date
Service Rate for Operators $75.00 Hour 1 Hour Minimum
$50.00 Hour After the first hour
Interest Rate – Late Charge 3% Quarterly
User Fee Ordinance
BELL SANITARY DISTRICT #1
Ordinance No. 001
An ordinance establishing the sewer utility of the Bell Sanitary District #1 of Bayfield County and establishing sewer rates, rules, and regulations concerning government thereof and also concerning government of sewer users, licensed plumbers and others, and penalties. The Bell Sanitary District #1 of Bayfield County, Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows:
The following definitions are applicable to this ordinance:
AD VOLAREM TAX shall mean a charge levied as a percentage of value of the item it is imposed on such as Property Tax, and not on the item’s quantity, weight, size, or other such factor.
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD) shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter in five (5) days at 20 degrees Centigrade, expressed as milligrams per liter. Quantitative determination of
BOD shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in “Standard Methods”.
BUILDING DRAIN shall mean that part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the collection system.
BUILDING SEWER shall mean the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal beginning outside the inner face of the building wall.
COLLECTION SYSTEM shall mean all the mains as originally installed plus the lift stations and related piping into the lagoons, the lagoons, and the discharge right of way.
CURB STOP shall mean the shut-off valve from the collection system to the building sewer.
GARBAGE shall mean the residue from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of food products and produce.
GRINDER PUMP STATION shall mean the pump, casing and all related piping controls.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE shall mean the wastewater from industrial process, trade, or business, as distinct from sanitary sewage, including cooling water and the discharge from sewage pretreatment facilities.
PERSON shall mean any and all persons, including any individual, firm, company, municipal or private corporation, association, society, institution, enterprise, governmental agency, or other entity. pH shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen-ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of the hydrogen-ions, in grams per liter of solution. Neutral water, for example, has a pH value of 7 and hydrogen-ion concentration of 10-7.
SANITARY SEWER shall mean a sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions, together with minor quantities of ground, storm, and surface waters that are not admitted intentionally.
SHOCK shall mean any discharge of water or wastewater which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity 2
STANDARD METHODS shall mean the examination and analytical procedures set forth in the most recent edition of “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water, Sewage, and Industrial Wastes” published jointly by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association, and the Federation of Sewage and Industrial Wastes Associations.
STORM DRAIN (“sometimes termed storm sewer”) shall mean a drain or sewer for conveying water, ground water, subsurface water or unpolluted water from any source.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS shall mean solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in, water, wastewater, or other liquids, and that is removable by laboratory filtering as prescribed in “Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater” and is referred to as non-filterable residue.
U.C.E. (USER CHARGE EQUIVALENT) shall mean the typical monthly average water used by a single family residence. Examples: Single Family Dwelling = 1 U.C.E., Bed and Breakfast Unit = .5 U.C.E., Vacant Property = 0.00 U.C.E. Average
quarterly use for 1 U.C.E. = 12,500 Gallons.
WASTEWATER shall mean the spent water of a community. From the standpoint of source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions; together with any ground water, surface water, and storm water that may be present, but not intentionally admitted.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS shall mean an arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater, industrial wastes and sludge. Sometimes used as synonymous with waste treatment.
WATERCOURSE shall mean a natural or artificial channel for the passage of water, either continuously or intermittently.
WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM WPDES PERMIT is a document issued by the Wisconsin State Department of Natural Resources which establishes effluent limitations and monitoring requirements for the municipal
wastewater treatment facility. of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty- four (24) hour concentration of flows during normal operation and shall adversely affect the system and/or performance of the wastewater treatment works.
2.01 The management, operation, and control of the collection system of the Sanitary District is vested in the Commission of said Sanitary District; all records, minutes and all written proceedings thereof shall be kept by the Secretary of the Sanitary District; the Business Manager and Treasurer of the Sanitary District shall keep all the financial records.
2.02 The Commission of the Sanitary District shall have the power to construct sewer lines for public use, and shall have the power to lay sewer pipes in and though the alleys, streets, and public grounds of the Sanitary District; and generally, to do all such work as may be found necessary or convenient in the management of the collection system.
2.04 Title to Real Estate and Personalty. All property, real, personal, and mixed, acquired for the construction of the sewer system, and all plans, specifications, diagrams, papers, books and records connected therewith said sewer system, and all buildings, machinery, and fixtures pertaining thereto, shall be the property of said Sanitary District, except as otherwise agreed to between the Sanitary District and the users.
2.05 Grinder Pump Station Maintenance Agreements. All existing Grinder Pump Station Maintenance Agreements presently in existence between the Sanitary District and users shall remain in full force and effect, and shall be binding upon all users, their heirs, successors, and assigns.
The Owner/User agrees to all the following:
1. The Owner/User agrees to purchase the complete Grinder Pump Station package, including controls, pumps and pump manhole.
2. The Owner/User will install the complete Grinder Pump package (utilizing a licensed master plumber) complying with all State, County, and local laws and ordinances governing the installation.
3. The Owner/User is responsible for connection to the building sewer and the private lateral. The User will be responsible for the electrical connection.
4. The User is responsible for the electric service connection to operate the Grinder Pump Station. An exterior electrical disconnect must be available and accessible to the Commission for safety, maintenance and service.
5. The User will hold the Commission harmless of any liability, property damage or injury resulting from the installation of the Grinder Pump Station.
6. The User is responsible for the collection line between the collection system and grinder pump station and from the grinder pump station to the curb stop.
The Sanitary District shall have power by themselves, their officers, agents, and servants, to enter upon any land for the purpose of making examination or supervise in the performance of their duties under this Ordinance, without liability therefore; and the Commission shall have power to purchase and acquire for the Sanitary District all real and personal property which may be necessary for construction of the sewer system, or for any repair, remodeling, or additions thereto.
2.03 Condemnation of Real Estate. Whenever any real estate or any easement therein, or use thereof, shall in the judgment of the Commission be necessary to the collection system; and whenever, for any cause, an agreement for the purchase thereof, cannot be made with the owner thereof, the Commission shall proceed with all necessary steps to take such real estate easement, or use by condemnation in accordance with Wisconsin statutes and the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policy Act of 1970, if Federal Funds are used.
User Rules and Regulations: The rules, regulations, and sewer rates of Sanitary District hereinafter set forth shall be considered a part of the contract with every person, company or corporation who is connected with the collection system of the Sanitary District. Every such person, company, or corporation by connecting with the sewer system shall be considered as expressing his or their assent to be bound thereby. Whenever any of said rules and regulations, or such others as the said Commission of the Sanitary District may hereafter adopt are violated, the service shall be shut off from the building or place of such violation (even though two or more parties are receiving service through the same connection), and shall not be re-established except by order of the Commission and on payment of all arrears, the expenses and established charges of shutting off and turning on, and such other terms as the Commission may determine, and a satisfactory understanding with the party that no further cause of complaint shall arise. In case of such violation the said Commission furthermore declares any payment made for the service by the party or parties committing such violation, to be forfeited, and the same shall thereupon be forfeited. The right is reserved to the Commission to change the said rules, regulations, and sewer rates from time to time as they may deem advisable; and to make special rates and contracts in all proper cases.
The following rules and regulations for the government of licensed plumbers, sewer users, and others, are hereby adopted and established:
A. No plumber, pipe fitter, or other person will be permitted to do any plumbing or pipe fitting work in connection with the collection system without first receiving a license from the State of Wisconsin.
A. Application for Service
Every person connecting with the collection system shall file an application in writing to the Sanitary District in such forms as is prescribed for that purpose. Blanks for such applications will be furnished at the office of the Sanitary District. If the applicant is not the owner of the premises, the written consent of the owner must accompany the application. Persons connected to the sewer system of the Sanitary District are referred to herein as “Users”. The application may be for service to more than one building, or more than one unit of service through one service connection; and in such case, charges shall be made accordingly. If it appears that the service applied for will not provide adequate service for the contemplated use, the Commission may reject the application. If the Commission shall approve the application, it shall issue a permit for services as shown on the application.
B. Payment for Connection Application.
Prior to the issuance of the Application for Service, all Users that were not a part of the original project and did not pay a special assessment or contribution, will be required to make a payment to the Utility as follows:
1. Payment for Residential-Gravity Line, Residential-Grinder Pump, Holding Tank Customers and Commercial – Industrial & Others, shall be determined by the Commission at the time of application. The Commission shall periodically set the rate for the required payment (Special Charge) to the Sanitary District.
2. The lateral construction cost will be the responsibility of the applicant.
3.When an applicant is requesting services at a location which is within the Sanitary District, but said
location is not adjacent to any existing mains or collection pipes, the applicant is required to install
the required mains or collection pipes to complete the hook-up for service. The applicant must
supply detailed specifications and a drawing of the proposed installation along with a completed
application form. No work shall be performed until the application has been approved by the
Sanitary District. The design of said mains or collection pipes must be sized to meet all future hook-
ups. The Sanitary District will inform the applicant of the number of possible hook-ups. The
applicant must inform the Sanitary District when the mains or collection pipes are set, and allow the
Sanitary District the opportunity to inspect the mains/collection pipes prior to installation being
completed. Upon completion of the inspection and installation, ownership of the new mains and
collection pipes shall be deemed to be owned by the Sanitary District. Upon request, applicant shall
execute any necessary documents to verify ownership of the newly constructed mains/collection
pipes in the name of the Sanitary District. All costs incurred in completing the construction and
hook-up shall be borne by the applicant.
C. Tap Permits. After sewer connections have been introduced into any building or upon any premises, no
plumber shall make any alterations, extensions, or attachments, unless the party ordering such tapping or other
work shall exhibit the proper permit for the same from the Sanitary District.
D. User to Keep in Repair. All users must keep their own service pipes in good repair and protected from frost,
at their own risk and expense, and must prevent any unnecessary overburdening of the collection system.
E. User Use Only. No user shall allow others or other services to connect to the collection system through his
F. User to Permit Inspection: Every user shall permit the Commission, or their duly authorized agent, at all
reasonable hours of the day, to enter their premises or building to examine the pipes and fixtures, and the
manner in which the drains, and sewer connections operate; and they must at all times, frankly and without
concealment, answer all questions put to them relative to its use.
G. Utility Responsibility: It is expressly stipulated that no claim shall be made against said Sanitary District or
Commission by reason of the breaking, clogging, stoppage, or freezing of any service pipes; nor from any
damage arising from repairing mains, making connections or extensions or any other work that may be deemed
necessary. The right is hereby reserved to cut off the service at any time for the purpose of repairs or any other
necessary purpose, any permit granted or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding. Whenever it shall
become necessary to shut off the sewer service within any area of the said Sanitary District, the Commission
shall, if practical give notice to each and every consumer, within such affected area, of the time when such
service will be so shut off.
In making excavations in streets or highways, for laying service pipe or making repairs, the paving and earth
removed must be deposited in a manner that will occasion the least inconvenience to the public.
No person shall leave any such excavation made in any street or highway open at any time without barricades;
and during the night, warning lights must be maintained at such excavations.
In refilling the opening, after the service pipes are laid, the earth must be laid in layers of not more than nine
inches in depth, and each layer thoroughly compacted to prevent settling. This work together with the replacing
of sidewalks, ballast and paving must be done so as to make the street as good, at least, as before it was
disturbed, and satisfactory to the Commission. No opening of the streets for tapping the pipes will be permitted
when the ground is frozen, without prior permission from the Commission.
4.04 TAPPING THE MAINS:
No person except those having special permission from the Commission, or persons in their service and approved
by them, will be permitted, under any circumstances to tap the mains or collection pipes. The kind and size of
the connection with the pipe shall be that specified in the permit or order from said Sanitary District.
Pipes should always be tapped on the top-half, wherever possible, and not within six inches (15 cm) of the joint,
or within 25 inches (60 cm) of other lateral connections.
4.05 INSTALLATION OF HOUSE LATERALS:
All service pipes (laterals) on private property will be installed in accordance with State of Wisconsin
Administrative Code Chapter H-62 “Design, Construction, Installation, Supervision and Inspection of Plumbing”
specifically, Section H-62.04 (4) “Building Sewers”.
All building sewers under construction will be inspected by a designated representative of the Sanitary District.
The building sewers and/or private interceptor main sewers shall be inspected upon completion of placement of
the pipe and before backfilling, and tested before or after backfilling. Any sewer that is backfilled prior to
inspection shall be re-excavated to allow said inspection.
4.06 SEPTIC TANK AND HOLDING TANK DISPOSAL:
No person in the business of gathering and disposing of holding tank sewage shall transfer such material
into any disposal area or sewer manhole located within the Sanitary District boundaries unless a permit for
disposal has been first obtained from the Commission. Written application for this permit shall be made to
the Commission and shall state the name and address of the applicant, the number of its disposal units,
and the size, make, model, and license number of each unit. Permits shall be non-transferrable except in
the case of replacement of the disposal unit for which a permit shall have been originally issued. The
permit may be obtained upon payment of a fee ($25.00 per calendar year). The Commission may impose
such conditions as it deems necessary on any permit granted.
Charges for disposal shall be periodically set and established by the Commission. Notice shall be mailed
quarterly, and if payments are not received within ninety days thereof, disposal privileges may be
Any person or party disposing of holding tank sewage agrees to carry public liability insurance in an amount
not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to protect any and all persons or property from
injury and/or damage caused in any way or manner by any act, or failure to act, by any of their employees.
The person(s) shall furnish a certificate certifying such insurance and valid licenses or permits to be in full
force and effect annually.
Any materials dumped into the treatment system shall be of domestic origin only and they must comply
with the provisions of all applicable ordinances of the Sanitary District and shall not deposit or drain any
gasoline, oil, acid, alkali, grease, rags, waste, volatile or inflammable liquids, or other deleterious
substances into any manhole nor allow any earth, sand, or other solid material or septic tank waste and
sludge to pass into any part of the collection system.
The person(s) or party disposing of waste agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Sanitary District from
any and all liability and claims for damages arising out of or resulting from work and labor performed. The
person(s) or party disposing of waste shall furnish bond to the Sanitary District in the amount of One
Thousand dollars ($1,000) to guarantee performance, unless the Commission deems otherwise. Said
performance bond shall be delivered to the Sanitary District prior to the issuance of the permit hereunder.
A new hauler customer will be required to pay a deposit to the district (the amount to be determined by
the Commission), prior to dumping any effluent into the collection system.
SECTION 5.00 SEWER USER CHARGE SYSTEMS
It shall be the policy of the Sanitary District to obtain sufficient revenues to pay the cost of:
the annual debt retirement payment on any bonded indebtedness
any required cash reserve account payment, and
(c) the operation and maintenance of the collection system, including a replacement fund (i.e. a cash account to
be used for future expenditures for obtaining or installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are
necessary to maintain the capacity and performance of the collection system during the service life for which
such works were designed and constructed), through a system of user charges as defined in this Section. The
system shall assure that each user of the Sanitary District pays a proportionate share of the cost of such works.
All collection system users shall be classified by the Utility as:
(a) Residential/Commercial, or
(b) Industrial customers, or
(c) Holding tank customers.
User charges shall consist of:
(a) a minimum quarterly billing on the basis of user charge factors, and
a unit price based on the average volume of water utilized for that size customer and
a monthly billing to waste water haulers based on a 2,000 gallon discharge fee and
(d) a holding tank customer’s fees will be determined by the Commission.
The minimum quarterly billing shall be sufficient to pay the annual debt retirement and FmHA Reserve Account costs. A
portion of the Debt Service, Reserve Account, and General Operating Fund may be budgeted by levying an ad valorem
tax, in accordance with State Statutes. The unit price per volume shall be sufficient to pay the annual cost of operation
and maintenance, including any replacement fund of the Sanitary District. Users will be notified annually of the portion
of the user charges or ad valorem taxes attributable to waste-water collection/treatment services.
5.04 The methodology of determining the user charges will be determined by the Commission. The utility shall
provide the initial estimates of number of U.C.E. costs, etc., to calculate the user charges. The user charges, and this
ordinance, shall be reviewed not less than biennially. Such review shall be performed by the Commission and the
Sanitary District Treasurer. User charges shall be adjusted, as required, to reflect actual number and size of users and
5.05 Sewer Rates
There shall be charged to each User of the collection system a sewer charge as follows:
1. Residential and Other Users (equal to one U.C.E.) as periodically set by the commission.
2. Other Users (for each U.C.E.) as set by the commission.
B. All charges for the collection system’s service shall be made quarterly, and shall be payable within thirty (30)
days of issuance. A late payment charge, as set by the Commission, will be added to bills not paid within thirty
(30) days of issuance. A failure to receive a bill shall not excuse nonpayment. Collection system user fees,
service charges and finance charges shall be a lien on the property served in accordance with Wisconsin
5.06 The User Charge System takes precedence over pre-existing agreements inconsistent with the governing
regulation of the Wisconsin Fund Grant Program.
SECTION 6.00 MISCELLANEOUS RULES AND REGULATIONS
6.01 Mandatory Hookup – Connection
A. The owner of each parcel of land adjacent to a sewer main on which there exists a building usable for human habitation and with a water source, or in a block through which such system is extended, shall connect to such system within ninety days (90) of notice in writing from the Sanitary District Commission. Upon failure to do so, the Commission may cause such connection to be made and bill the property owner for such costs. If such costs are not paid within 30 days, such notice shall be assessed as a special tax lien against the property, pursuant to Par 281.45, Wis. Stats.; provided, however, that the owner may within 30 days after the completion of the work, file a written opinion with Commission Secretary stating that he/she cannot pay such amount in one sum and asking that it be levied in not to exceed five (5) equal installments, and the amount shall be so collected, with interest, at a rate determined by the Commission from the completion date of work, the unpaid balance being a special tax lien, all pursuant to the Wisconsin Statutes.
B. In lieu of Subsection A above, the Commission, at its option, may impose a penalty for the period that the violation continues, after 10 days written notice to any owner failing to make a connection to the collection system, in a monthly amount determined by the Commission for each residential unit equivalent payable quarterly, for the period in which the failure to connect continues, and upon failure to make payment said charge shall be assessed as a special tax lien against the property [Note: The penalty shall be as great as the average residential user cost (per residential unit equivalent) plus 50% administrative costs).
C. This ordinance ordains that the failure to connect to collection system is contrary to the minimum health standards of said Sanitary District and fails to assure preservation of public health, comfort and safety of said Sanitary District.
6.02 Maintenance of Services
A. The utility shall maintain sewer service within the limits of the sewer system from the street main to the property line and including all controls between same, without expenses to the property owner, except when they are damaged as a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of the property owner, a tenant, or an agent of the owner, in which case they will be repaired at the expense of the property owner. All sewer services from the point of maintenance by the system to and throughout the premises must be maintained free of defective conditions, by and at the expense of the owner or occupant of the property.
B. When any sewer service is to be re-laid and there are two or more buildings on such service, each building shall be disconnected from such service and a new sewer service shall be installed for each building.
6.03 Penalty for Improper Use:
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully injure the collection system, or any building, machinery, or fixture pertaining thereto, or, to willfully and without authority of the Commission bore or otherwise cause to leak, any tunnel, aqueduct, reservoir, pipe or other thing used in the system for holding, conveying, or collection of waste water.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person to introduce sewage into the system which shows an excess of a BOD or suspended solids concentration of over 250 mg/l (normal domestic sewage); a surcharge shall be based on the
excess of BOD or suspended solids discharged. The Commission reserves the right to test the sewage at any
point within the collection system or the user or consumer. A user may not use dilution as a means to achieve
a lower concentration of BOD or suspended solids. Users discharging toxic pollutants shall pay for any increase
in operating, maintenance, or replacement costs caused by the toxic pollutants, as well as penalties.
C. No user shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described liquids or solid wastes into the
collection system of the Sanitary District:
1. Any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof run-off or surface drainage, and well overflow.
2. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
3. Any grease, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feather, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure, or any other solid or sticky substance capable of causing obstruction of the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the collection system.
4. Any water or wastes containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any waste water treatment process, constituting a hazard to humans and animals or create any hazard in the receiving treatment facility.
5. Any water or wastes containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle such material at the sewage treatment plant.
6. Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance.
7. Any garbage disposal waste that has not been properly liquefied.
8. Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
9. Any water or wastes which may contain medications. Any water or wastes which may contain more than 100 parts per million of weight of fat, oil, cooking oils, or grease.
10. Any water or wastes having pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.0 having any corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and personnel of the collection system.
6.04 Damage Recovery
The Sanitary District shall have the right to recover from all persons any expense incurred by the Sanitary District for the repair or replacement of any collection system damage in any manner by any person or persons by the performance ofany work under his/her control, or by any negligent act.
Any person(s) who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance or rules or regulation of the Commission of Sanitary District; or who shall connect a service pipe without first having obtained a permit therefore; or who shall violate any provision of the Wisconsin Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Code, or any other materials which are incorporated by reference, shall upon conviction thereof forfeit not more than $250 Daily and not more than $100,000.00 per occurrence, and the costs of prosecution, this, however, shall not bar the Commission from enforcing the connection duties set out in Section 6.01 for mandatory hookup.
6.06 Septic Tanks Prohibited
The maintenance and use of septic tanks and other private sewage disposal systems within the boundaries of the collection system of the Sanitary District serviced by its collection system are hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a health hazard. From and after July 17, 1990, the use of septic tanks or any private sewage disposal system within the boundaries of the Sanitary District serviced by the collection system shall be prohibited.
6.07 Vacating of Premises and Discontinuance of Service
Whenever premises served by the collection system are to be vacated, or whenever any person desires to discontinue service from the system; the Commission must be notified in writing. The owner of the premises shall be liable for any damages to the property or such damage which may be discovered having occurred to the property of the collection system other than through the fault of the Sanitary District or its employees, representatives, or agents.
6.08 Charges are a Lien on Property
All services, charges, special charges for services, fines and penalties, and special assessments shall be a lien on a lot, part of a lot, or land on which wastewater services were supplied. All sums which have accrued during the preceding year and which are unpaid by the first day of November of any year, shall be certified to the Bayfield County Tax Lister to be placed on the tax roll for collection as provided by Wisconsin Statues.
6.09 Unit of Service Definition
A unit of service shall consist of any residential, commercial, industrial, or charitable aggregation of space or area occupied for a distinct purpose such as a residence, apartment, flat, store, office, industrial plant, church, or school. Depending on the function and use of the building or residence, the Commission will determine the number of units of service (U.C.E.). For example a single family residence, a single apartment, and a small business will be billed at one unit of service. Suites in houses, or apartments with complete housekeeping functions (such as cooking), shall be billed at one unit of service for each apartment. Bed and Breakfast facilities without complete housekeeping functions will be billed one half unit of service. Buildings that experience human habitation use, without water, will be billed one half unit of service. Garages with no human habitation use will not be charged a user fee. Lodging, bar and restaurant and larger businesses will be billed at a rate determined by the Commission, based on the criteria described above as well as estimated water use and treatment requirements.
6.10 Adoption of Other Rules
There is hereby adopted all the rules and regulations of the State Plumbing and State Building Codes and the building rules of the Department of Health; and the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Wisconsin and any other Federal, State of Wisconsin, Bayfield County regulations insofar as the same are applicable to the Sanitary District. All extensions of the system will comply with administrative rules NR 108 and NR 110 of the Department of Natural Resources.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of the ordinance is, for any reason, held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the ordinance. The Commission hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and section, subsection, clause, and phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more section, subsection, sentences, clauses, and phrases be declared unconstitutional.
Adopted a Special meeting of the Town of Bell Sanitary District #1 Of Cornucopia, Wisconsin this 6th day of April, 1990.
Amended in 2006 and amended in 2017
Walter Wenberg – President - Town of Bell Sanitary District #1
Don Frey – President – Town of Bell Sanitary District #1
Larry Chernoff – President – Bell Sanitary District #1
Mark G Ehlers