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City Council voted Tuesday night to provide a customer credit for water leaks that are the result of a break in the underground line from the customer’s premise to the water meter.
Danville Utilities receives reports of more than 100 water leaks annually due to underground leaks on the customer's side of the water meter. These leaks are not found until the customer bill is received indicating a large increase in their monthly water consumption. Some of the leaks are significant and costly.
To provide for a credit, City Council had to revise the municipal code. As adopted last night, the revised code provides a credit for one month in the amount that is determined to be the excessive flow of water through a meter due to a leak in, or a rupture of, a water pipe.
The customer is eligible for one credit in a 12-month period and must repair the damaged piping and have the work inspected by the City's Inspection Division. This revision in the municipal code is not applicable for leaking faucets, toilets, or any other customer owned water devices. A customer must request an adjustment within 60 days of the billing period that the leak occurred.
In other matters last night, City Council voted to:
In addition to these votes, City Council held a first reading on three matters:
A first reading is an introductory step required by City code before certain matters can be voted upon by City Council. This step serves to provide public notice of pending action. Council could not vote on the budget amendment last night. The earliest vote that can take place will be the March 7 City Council meeting.
Council's meeting included a business session followed by a work session. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.
In Tuesday’s work session, City Council reviewed monthly financial statements and received an update from consultants on refinancing industrial development bonds through a master lease program.
City Council also scheduled votes on the following items for its next business session, which will be held on March 7.
River City TV airs live all Council business sessions. The first rebroadcast will be at 8 p.m. Thursday. Watch it on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122). The taped broadcast is available now on River City TV’s Facebook page.
River City TV does not air work sessions, but they are open to the public.