§ 21-124. Determination of property to be served.  

Effective on Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • (a) Designated service areas. The city shall determine priorities for reclaimed water distribution pipelines and their extensions and designate reclaimed water service areas within the boundaries of the Lake Wales Utility Service Area in a manner consistent with its Wastewater Facility Plan, Comprehensive Plan, Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan, and other applicable planning documents adopted by the commission. The designated reclaimed water service area shall be all land within the Lake Wales Utility Service Area.

    (b) Service outside the Lake Wales Utility Service Area. Reclaimed water service may be provided to property outside the Lake Wales Utility Service Area. Such service will be extended on an actual cost basis and may include service to a governmental entity. All applications for service outside the Lake Wales Utility Service Area shall be reviewed by the city, and such service shall be approved only if an adequate supply of reclaimed water is and will be available to meet all anticipated needs within the Lake Wales Utility Service Area. The director shall review and approve all service line sizes and all other necessary design components. Final approval of reclaimed water service outside the Lake Wales Utility Service Area must be granted by the commission.

    (c) Availability of service. The existence of a reclaimed water main adjacent to or near the premises of an applicant for service does not necessarily mean that service is available to that location. The director shall make a determination of reclaimed water availability based on total system demand, specific transmission/distribution capabilities within the subject project area, and the estimated cost of providing reclaimed water service to the subject project area. No service taps will be made to reclaimed water transmission mains larger than twenty-four (24) inches in diameter unless specifically approved by the director. Service in areas where only transmission mains exist will require installation of a distribution main, or approval on a case-by-case basis by the director for a service tap.

    (d) Right to service. No payment of any costs, submittal of any application or petition, or undertaking of any other act to receive reclaimed water service shall guarantee such service. The city shall have the right, at all times, to refuse to extend service on the basis of a use detrimental to the system, inadequate supply of reclaimed water, lack of payment of required fees, or for any other reason which, in the judgement of the director, will cause the extension not to be beneficial to the city.

(Ord. No. 2001-06, § 1, 5-15-01; Ord. No. 2004-09, § 1, 5-18-04; Ord. No. 2022-48, § 1, 11-01-22)