Chapter 710 – Sewers

Chapter 710

SEWERS

ARTICLE I

Public and Private Sewers

Section 710.010. Definitions. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. I §§1 — 22, 5-16-1989]

Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter

shall be as follows:

BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND) — The quantity of oxygen utilized

in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5)

days at twenty degrees Centigrade (20°C), expressed in milligrams per liter.

BUILDING DRAIN — 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 building sewer, beginning five (5) feet (one and one-half (1.5) meters)

outside the inner face of the building wall.

BUILDING SEWER — The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place

of disposal.

COMBINED SEWER — A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.

GARBAGE — Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and

dispensing of food and from handling, storage and sale of produce.

INDUSTRIAL WASTES — The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or

business as distinct from sanitary sewage.

NATURAL OUTLET — Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of

surface or ground water.

PERSON — Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.

pH — The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of

solution.

PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE — The wastes from the preparation, cooking and

dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried

freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers with no particle greater

than one-half (½) inch (one and twenty-seven hundredths (1.27) centimeters) in any dimension.

PUBLIC SEWER — A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and is

controlled by public authority.

SANITARY SEWER — A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground

waters are not intentionally admitted.

SEWAGE — A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings,

institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and stormwaters as

may be present.

SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT — Any arrangement of devices and structures used for

treating sewage.

SEWAGE WORKS — All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.

SEWER — A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.

SHALL — Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.

SLUG — Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any

given constituent or in quantity 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 or flows

during normal operation.

STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES TERMED STORM SEWER) — A sewer which carries storm

and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than

unpolluted cooling water.

SUPERINTENDENT — The Superintendent of Sewage Works and of Water Works of the City

of Goodman or his/her authorized deputy, agent or representative.

SUSPENDED SOLIDS — Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water,

sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.

WATERCOURSE — A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or

intermittently.

Section 710.020. Use of Public Sewers Required. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. II §§1 — 4, 5-16-1989;

Ord. No. 2003-349 §4, 6-17-2003]

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any

unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City of Goodman, or in any area

under the jurisdiction of said City of Goodman, any human or animal excrement, garbage

or other objectionable waste.

  1. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Goodman, or in any

area under the jurisdiction of said City of Goodman, any sewage or other polluted waters,

except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent

provisions of this Article.

  1. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy,

privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of

sewage.

  1. The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human employment, recreation,

dwelling or other purposes situated within the City of Goodman and abutting any street,

alley or right-of- way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public

sanitary or combined sewer of the City of Goodman, it is hereby required that the owner at

his/her expense shall install suitable toilet facilities therein and shall connect said facilities

directly to the proper public sewer mains in accordance with the provision of this Article

within ninety (90) days after the date official notice is issued to do so, the owner shall be

responsible for the cost of maintenance and repair of said sewer connection to the public

main. It shall also be the duty of the owner to insure that the owner’s connection to the

main is at all times in good repair.

Section 710.030. Private Sewage Disposal System. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. III §§1 — 8, 5-16-1989]

  1. Generally. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions

of Section 710.020(D), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal

system complying with the provisions of this Article.

  1. Permit. Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the

owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for

such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall

supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by

the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be paid to the

City at the time the application is filed.

  1. Inspection. A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until

the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. He/she shall be

allowed to inspect the work at any stage of the construction and, in any event, the applicant

for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection

and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within

forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent.

  1. Compliance With State Standards. Tile type, capacities, location and layout of a private

sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of

Public Health of the State of Missouri. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage

disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is

less than seven thousand six hundred (7,600) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall

be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.

  1. Availability Of Public Sewers. At such time as public sewer becomes available to a

property served by a private sewage disposal system as provided in Section 710.030, a

direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Article and any

septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned

and filled with suitable material.

  1. Owner To Maintain. The owner shall operate and maintain the private disposal facilities in

a sanitary manner at all times at no expense to the City.

  1. Additional Requirements. No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to

interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.

  1. Connection Of Building Sewers. When a public sewer becomes available, the building

sewer shall be connected to said sewer within ninety (90) days and the private sewage

disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.

Section 710.040. Building Sewers and Connection. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. IV §§1 — 11, 5-16-1989]

  1. Permit. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into,

use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a

written permit from the Superintendent.

  1. Classification Of Permits. There shall be two (2) classes of building server permits: (a) for

residential and commercial service, and (b) for service to establishments producing

industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his/her agent shall make application on a

special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any

plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the

Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a

residential or commercial building sewer permit and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for an

industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.

  1. Costs Borne By Owner. All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection

of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City

from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of

the building sewer.

  1. Each Building Served By Separate Sewer. A separate and independent building sewer shall

be provided for every building except where one (1) building stands at the rear of another

on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building

through an adjoining alley, courtyard or driveway, the building sewer from the front

building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one (1) building

sewer.

  1. Use Of Old Building Sewers. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new

buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet

all requirements of this Article.

  1. Construction Standards. The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building

sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and

backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing

Code or other applicable rules or regulations of the City. In the absence of code provisions

or in amplification hereof, the materials anal procedures set forth in appropriate

specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.

  1. Elevation Of Building Sewer. Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the

building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building

drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such

building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.

  1. Illegal Connections. No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, interior and

exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or ground

water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly

to a public sanitary sewer.

  1. Compliance With Requirements. The connection of the building sewer into the public

sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other

applicable rules and regulations of the City or the procedures set forth in appropriate

specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such

connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed

procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.

  1. Inspection. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent

when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The

connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his/her

representative.

  1. Safeguarding Excavations. All excavations for building sewer installation shall be

adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard.

Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work

shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City.

Section 710.050. Use of The Public Sewers. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. V §§1 — 10, 5-16-1989]

  1. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, ground

water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation drains,

uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process water to any sanitary sewer.

  1. Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are

specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved

by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be

discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural

outlet.

  1. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters

or wastes to any public sewers:

  1. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid

or gas.

  1. Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in

sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or

interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or

animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the

sewage treatment plant, including, but not limited to, cyanides in excess of two (2)

mg/l as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.

  1. Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than five and five-tenths (5.5) or having any

other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures,

equipment and personnel of the sewage works.

  1. Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing

obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of

the sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw,

shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, paunch

manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc.,

either whole or ground by garbage grinders.

  1. Any waters or wastes having
  2. A five (5) day BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million weight,

or

  1. Containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight of

suspended solids, or

  1. Having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average

sewage flow of the City,

shall be subject to the review of the Superintendent.

Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent, the owner shall provide

at his/her expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to

  1. Reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to two hundred forty (240)

parts per million by weight, or

  1. Reduce the suspended solids to two hundred forty (240) parts per

million by weight, or

  1. Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or

wastes.

Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to

proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the

approval of the Superintendent, and no construction of such facilities shall

be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.

  1. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances,

materials, waters, or wastes if it appears likely, in the opinion of the Superintendent, that

such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process, or equipment, have an

adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public

property, or constitute a nuisance. In forming his/her opinion as to the acceptability of these

wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of

subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of

the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant,

degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant, and other pertinent factors.

The substances prohibited are:

  1. Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees

Fahrenheit (150°F)(65°C).

  1. Any water or wastes containing fats, wax, grease, or oils, whether emulsified or not,

in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or

become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degrees (32°) and one hundred

fifty degrees (150°) Fahrenheit (0 and 65°C).

  1. Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of

any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths (¾) horsepower (0.76 hp

metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.

  1. Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes, or concentrated

plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.

  1. Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and similar

objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine

requirement, to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage

at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent

for such materials.

  1. Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing

substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the

Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the

requirements of State, Federal, or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such

discharge to the receiving waters.

  1. Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed

limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable State or

Federal regulations.

  1. Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.5.
  2. Materials which exert or cause:
  3. Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to,

Fullers earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as,

but not limited to, sodium chloride or sodium sulfate).

  1. Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable

tanning solutions).

  1. Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such

quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.

  1. Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting “slugs” as

defined herein:

  1. Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or

reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment

only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the

requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving

waters.

  1. Options Of Superintendent. If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be

discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the

characteristics enumerated in Subsection (D) of this Section and which, in the judgment of

the Superintendent, may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes,

equipment or receiving waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a

public nuisance, the Superintendent may:

  1. Reject the wastes;
  2. Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers;
  3. Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or
  4. Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not

covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of Subsection (J) of

this Section.

If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the

design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of

the Superintendent and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.

  1. Grease, Oil And Sand Interceptors. Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided

when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of

liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts or any flammable wastes, sand or

other harmful ingredients, except that such interceptors shall not be required for private

living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved

by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for

cleaning and inspection.

  1. Preliminary Treatment. Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are

provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory

and effective operation by the owner at his/her expense.

  1. Manhole — When Required. When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any

property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable

control manhole, together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the

building sewer, to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such

manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in

accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by

the owner at his/her expense and shall be maintained by him/her so as to be safe and

accessible at all times.

  1. Measurements, Tests And Analyses. All measurements, tests and analyses of the

characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Article shall be

determined in accordance with the latest edition of “Standard Methods for the Examination

of Water and Wastewater” published by the American Public Health Association and shall

be determined at the control manhole provided or upon suitable samples taken at said

control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control

manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to

the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by

customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect or constituents upon the sewage works

and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. (The particular

analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all outfalls

of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally,

but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four (24)

hour composites of all outfalls whereas pHs are determined from periodic grab samples.)

  1. Special Agreement. No statement contained in this Article shall be construed as preventing

any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern

whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City

for treatment, subject to payment therefore by the industrial concern.

Section 710.060. Damaging Sewage Works. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. VI §1, 5-16-1989]

No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy,

uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of the

sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under

charge of disorderly conduct.

Section 710.070. Authority To Enter Property To Inspect. [Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. VII §§1 — 3,

5-16-1989]

  1. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper

credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of

inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the

provisions of this Article. The Superintendent or his/her representatives shall have no

authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining,

ceramic, paper or other industries, beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind

and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.

  1. While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection (A)

above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety

rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held

harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the

company against loss or damage to its property by the City employee and against liability

claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company

and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by

negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in Section

710.050.

  1. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper

credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through

which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to,

inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of

the sewage works lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, of

said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated

easement pertaining to the private property involved.

ARTICLE II

Sewer Rates

Section 710.080. Sewer Rates — Operation of Sanitary Sewer System. [Ord. No. 91A §1, 3-28-1967;

Ord. No. 182, 12-2-1980; Ord. No. 2006-373 §1, 2-7-2006; Ord. No. 2008-404 §1, 3-18-2008; Ord. No.

2011-431 §1, 4-19-2011; Ord. No. 2014-452 §1, 1-21-2014; Ord. No. 2014-467 §1, 1-6-2015]

Sewer Usage (gallons) Rate

0 to 1,000 $15.78

1,001 to 2,000 $17.74

2,001 to 3,000 $21.20

3,001 to 4,000 $24.66

4,001 to 5,000 $28.12

5,001 to 6,000 $31.58

6,001 to 7,000 $35.04

7,001 to 8,000 $38.50

8,001 to 9,000 $41.96

9,001 to 10,000 $45.42

10,001 to 11,000 $48.88

11,001 to 12,000 $52.34

12,001 to 13,000 $55.80

13,001 to 14,000 $59.26

14,001 to 15,000 $62.72

15,001 to 16,000 $66.18

16,001 to 17,000 $69.64

17,001 to 18,000 $73.10

18,001 to 19,000 $76.56

19,001 to 20,000 $80.02

The sewer bill for the first one thousand (1,000) gallons is fifteen dollars seventy-eight

cents ($15.78); with an increase of $2.96 for the second one thousand (1,000) gallons and then an

additional $3.46 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons after the first two thousand (2,000)

gallons.

ARTICLE III

Miscellaneous Provisions

Section 710.090. Owners of Improved Real Estate Within City Limits To Connect With Sanitary

Sewer System — Notice — Failure To Comply. [Ord. No. 114 §§1 — 3, 12-9-1969]

  1. All owners of improved real estate abutting upon or adjoining any sanitary sewer system as

now established or built or which shall hereafter be established or built are hereby required

to connect their premises and houses with such sewers as are in the alley or street on which

their property abuts or adjoins and to do so in the manner prescribed by other ordinances of

this City and all such premises and houses not connected with sanitary sewers are hereby

declared to be nuisances.

  1. Any owner, agent or occupant of real estate mentioned in the preceding Subsection who

shall fail after thirty (30) days’ written notice served on him/her or in the case of a

corporation, served on any officer thereof or person in occupancy of such real estate, such

service to be made personally by the Marshal of this City or by certified United States mail

sent by the City Clerk, to begin and to prosecute diligently to completion a sanitary sewer

system as required in the foregoing Subsection of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a

misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine as provided in Section

100.220 of this Code.

  1. In case the owner of real estate required to be connected with the sanitary sewer as set out

in this Article is a non-resident of the City or one who cannot be found within the City of

Goodman, the provisions for notice of the preceding Subsection will be complied with by

serving such notice within the City of Goodman upon the agent handling such property or

upon any occupant therein of the age of twenty-one (21) or more or by certified United

States mail properly addressed to the last known address of such owner.

Section 710.100. Improved Real Estate Connected With Sanitary Sewer System — Deposits

Required By Purchasers, Tenants, Etc., To Secure Payment of Sewer Billings. [Ord. No. 1990-251

  • §1 — 2, 8-21-1990; Ord. No. 1999-321 §§1 — 3, 11-16-1999]
  1. All purchasers of improved real estate within the City limits of Goodman, Missouri, which

real estate is connected with sanitary sewer system shall at the time of acquisition of the

water meter for said owned premises deposit with the City of Goodman, Missouri, the sum

of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) which deposit shall be held to insure payment by such

owner of the sewer charges which are provided by the previous ordinance by the City of

Goodman, Missouri.

  1. All lessees, tenants or renters of improved real estate within the City limits of Goodman,

Missouri, which real estate is connected with the sanitary sewer system shall at the time of

acquisition of the water meter for said rented, leased or occupied real estate deposit with

the City of Goodman, Missouri, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) which deposit shall be

held to insure payment by such lessee, occupant or tenant of the sewer charges which are

provided by the previous ordinance by the City of Goodman, Missouri.

  1. Such purchaser, renter or lessee, upon the sale or termination of the lease hold estate in said

real property, provided said person is current in payment of all sewer charges, shall, upon

proof of termination of occupancy and/or ownership, receive a refund of his/her sewer

deposit.