Posted: October 23, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: PW102720-13

Agenda Item Title:

Introduction and First Reading of Ordinance No. 6443 An Ordinance to Revise and Clarify Certain Provisions Concerning the City’s Water Service System by Amending Chapter 13.08 of the Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Public Works Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
Staff Contact:
Jeff Crockett, Stacey Titus
Agenda Item Summary:
RCMC Chapter 13.08 regulates the City’s water utility and sets forth rules for citizens to connect to and gain water from the utility. The chapter was last reviewed and amended as a whole in 2012. Ord. 6443 clarifies the permitting procedures for connecting to the water system; deletes certain definitions that are elsewhere incorporated in RCMC Chapter 13.04 through Ord. 6442; adopts certain provisions related to the taking of water from a fire hydrant; clarifies that property owners are to open and hold utility accounts, not tenants or occupants; and (with the exception of already-established water rates) amends the fee provisions in favor of the fee resolution; clarifies the regulations related to water service configuration and water meter placement for different categories of users; updates and clarifies the provisions for the Utility Rate Relief Program; and makes other clarifications to the rules based on City policy and practice.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:

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