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(1) Sewer billing shall be from the first day of the month to the last day of the month.

(2) Sewer bills shall be the responsibility of, and billed directly to, the property owner or occupier of the premises and shall be due and payable on or before the twentieth day of each month. Sewer bills shall become delinquent on the twentieth day of each month.

(3) The city has a combined utility system with combined utility billings. To the fullest extent permitted by law, all payments received from a customer for utility services shall be credited first to charges for account changes, next to interest charges, if any, next to penalty charges, if any, next to garbage charges, if any, next to sewer charges, if any, and last to water charges, if any. Penalties are deemed charges of the appropriate utility. Payments are credited first to the oldest charge or penalty appearing on the billing. A delinquency in payment for any utility service to a subject property may result in the termination of any other utility service to the subject property.

(4) The city shall have a lien against the premises for unpaid sewer charges as provided by RCW 35.67.200. (Ord. 523 § 1, 2017)