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File #: Ord 18-57    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 93 of the Legislative Code pertaining to rules governing water service connections.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Proposed Ordinance, 2. Code Changes - Redline Form, 3. BWC Resolution #18-1700
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12/17/20181 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/20181 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/5/20181 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/7/20181 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/24/20181 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video


Amending Chapter 93 of the Legislative Code pertaining to rules governing water service connections.







Section 93.02 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:


Chapter 93. - Water Code - Water Service Connections (Size and Location)


Sec. 93.02. - Rules governing.

(a)  It is the intent of this code that every separate building must be supplied with water through its own separate service, connected directly with the main, except that:

(1) Duplexes, four-plexes, flats and apartments shall be supplied through a single metered service.

(2) Groups of two (2) or more commercial buildings built on the same or contiguous lots and under single ownership, and which are serviced with heat and hot water from a central point or plant, or a group of buildings which are in the immediate vicinity of each other, where each is considered a part of one and the same plant and all operated under the same name and ownership, may, subject to the written application of the owner and the consent of the board of water commissioners, be supplied through a single service pipe and single meter. The owner must agree to assume the water charge for all consumers in the group of buildings. Upon the termination of the single ownership, additional services must be installed as required by the board.

(3)  A secondary dwelling unit, subordinate to a principal one-family dwelling, within or attached to a one-family dwelling or in a detached accessory building within the same tax parcel may be directly connected to the water service connection supplying the principal dwelling.  This connection must be made in such a way that all water supplied to each unit is registered by a single meter.  The property owner shall occupy either the principal or secondary dwelling unit as their permanent and principal residence and shall be responsible for payment of all bills and service charges. Should said parcel be divided or split in such a way that each dwelling unit is located within separate tax parcels, each unit must thereafter be supplied with water through its own separate service connected directly with the main.


(b) For purposes of this code, side-by-side double houses, townhouses or row houses shall be considered as separate buildings requiring a separate service for each unit.





This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days following its passage, approval and publication.







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