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(la.) Upper Des Motnes Thursday, June 23, 1955 ORUINAMCS Ntt. S*« AN dftbiNANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEWERS AND DRAINS, ,; PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL. THE INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION Of BUILDING SEWERS, AND THE DIS- CHAR6E OF WATERS AND WASTES INTO THE PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEMS; AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF IN THE CITY Of ALGONA, IOWA. Be It ordained by the City Council of the City of Algeria, State of lown, as fellow*: Article I Definitions Unless the context specifically .Indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used In this ordinance shall be as fol- Settlon 101. "Sewage Works" shall mean all facilities for collecting,' pump- Ing, tre Sectio treating, and disposing of sewage. " in JO*. "Superintendent" shall mean the Superintendent of Sewage Watts of the City of Algona, or his authorized deputy, agent, or representative. Section 103. "Sewage" shall mean a Combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, .business buildings, In- stituTibns, and Industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface, and storm waters as may be present. Section 104. "Sewer" shall mean a pipe or conduit for carrying sewage. Section 10S. "Public Sewer" shall mean a sewer Irt which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority. Section 106. "Combined Sewer" shall mean a sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage. Section 107. "Sanitary Sewer shall mean a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and'ground waters «ro not intentionally admitted. Section 108. "Storm Sewer" or "Storm Drain" shall mean a sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes. Section 109. "Sewage Treatment Plant" shall mean any arrangement of devices find structures used for treating sewage. Section 110. "Industrial Wastes" shall mean the liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinct from sanitary sewage. Section 111. "Garbage" shall mean solid wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce. Section 112. ''Properly Shredded Garbage" shall mean the wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing In public sewers, with no particle greater than '/z- inch in any dimension. Section 113. "Building Drain" shall mean thaf part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage sy»em 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 5 feet outside the inner face of the building wall. Section 114. ."Building Sewer" shall . mean the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal. Section 115. "B.O.D" (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand) shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized In tho biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in S days at 20° C., expressed in parts per million by weight. Section 114. "pH" shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions In grams per liter of solution. Section 117. "Suspended Solids" shall mean 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, Section 118. "Natural Outlet" shall mean any outlet Intg a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water. « Section 119. "Watercourse" shall mean a channel In which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or Intermittently. Section 120. "Person" - shall mean any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group. Section 121. "Shall" Is mandatory; "May" is permissive. Article II Use of Public Sewers Required Section 201. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in an insanitary manner upon public or private property within the City of Algona, or in any area under jurisdiction of said City, any sanitary or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste. Section 202. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within th* City of Algona, or In any area under 1 the jurisdiction of said Cify, any sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, or otheC'pollut- ed waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this ordi- nce. Section 203. 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. Settlon 104. The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purpose, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right- of-way in which there is now located or may in fhe future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of th6 City, Ii lereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities dlrecHy with the sroper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet of the property line. Article III Private Sewage Disposal Section 301. Where a public sanitary ot combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 204, the build- ng sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with fhe provisions of this article. Section 302. Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed bV the Superintendent, The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement >y any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A'permit and Inspection fee of Five ($5.00) Dollars shall be paid to the City Treasurer at the time the application is filed. Section 303. A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the. installation is completed to fhe satisfaction of the S,uperintend- ent. He shall'be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when [he 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. Section 304. The 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 Iowa. 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 fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet. No septic tank' or cesspool shall 'be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet. Section 305. At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Section 204, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this ordinance, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material. v 'Section 306, 7£e owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense .to the City. Section 307. No statement contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer. Article IV Building Sewers and Connections Section 401. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof withot first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent. Section 402. The owner or his 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 fhe judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to fhe City Treasurer at the time the application is filed. Seeftan 403. All eotrl and *.xpen» Incident to the Installation and, connection of tha building sewer shall b« tome by the owner. The ownef shall Indemnify fhe CHf from any .lots or damage that may directly or Indirectly be oceasliSfWd by the Installation of the building s8w«f. * Seifloit 404. A serrate and Indepshd- enr- building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another »n ah interior lot arid no private sewer Is available or can be constructed to the rear building through on adjoining alley, court, yard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole icon- sldered as one building sewer, ; Section 40S. Old building sewers may be used in connection ding se with n lew buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this ordinance. Section 406. The building sewer shall COME TO THE BURT "Cheese iT Cracker" Day This Saturday - In Burt The ELM GROVE CHEESE FACTORY in Burt is sponsoring a Free "Cheese n' Cracker" Day Ihere this coming Saturday. If you like tasty Cheddar cheese, join the folks and come lo Burt for a snack. The affair will be centered at Shipler's Cafe and Peterson's Cafe. It's the Burt salute Jo "June Dairy Month", and all are inviied. FOR VALUABLE MERCHANDISE IN OUR STORE! See RED'NUMBER OrjHEiBAC of your SALE CATALOG h anuf tfcwn. Maay va!u nerthan4i»e prim FREE la the holder CO UCAUI OWKED — ing s< be cast iron soil pipe, ASTM specification (A74-42) or equal; vitrified clay sewer pipe,' ASTM specification (C13-X4T) or equal; or other suitable material approved by the Superintendent. Joints shall be tight and waterproof. Any part of the building sewer that is located within 10 feet of a wafer service pipe shall be constructed of cast iron soil pipe with leaded joints. Cast-iron pipe with leaded joints may be required by the Superintendent where the building sewer is exposed to damage by tree roots. If installed in filled or unstable ground, the building sewer shall be of cast iron soil pipe, except' that non-metallic material, may be accepted If laid on a suitable corv- crefe bed or cradle as •approved by the Superintendent. Section 407. The size and slope of the building sewer shall be subjecf to the approval of the Superintendent, but in no event shall the diameter be lets than six (6) inthes. The slope of such 6-inch pipe shall be not less than one-eighth 0/8) inch per foot. Section 408. Whenever possible the building sewer shall be brought to the building ar an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within three (3) feet of any bearing wall, which might thereby be weakened. The depth shall be suf- : icient to afford protection from frost, The building sewer shall be laid at urn- form grade and in straight alignment in so far as possible. Changes in direction shall be made only with property curved sipe and fittings. Section 409. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage? carried by such drain shall t«' ifted by approved artificial means ami discharged to the building sewer. Section 410. All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless- otherwise approved by the SuperinterxJent. JHpe laying and backfill shall be performed m accordance with ASTM specification JC12- 19) except that no backfill shall be . ' intil the work, has been inspected. Section 411. All joints and connections shall be made gaslight and watertight. Cast iron pipe joints shall be firmly packed with oakum or hemp and filled with molten lead, Federal Specification (QQ-156), not less than one (I) inch deep. Lead shall be run in one pouring and calked tight. No paint, varnish, or other coatings -hall be permitted on The jointing material until after the join* has been tested and approved. Al! joints in vitntied dap pipe or between such pipe and metals shall be made with approved hot-poured jointing material or cement mortar as specified below. Material for hot-poured joints s,h»11 reft soften sufficiently to destroy the effectiveness of the joint when subjected to a temperature of one hundred sixty (160*f.) degrees Fahrenheit, nor be soluble in »ny of the wastes-carried by the drainage system. The joint shall first be cautfced wrtti jute, hemp, or similar approved mater*»l. Cement joints shall be made by pack- ins a closely t»isted jut* cxr oatum ga- ger, cf suitable sire to fill parrJy trie arv nular space between the pjpes. The re- rrainirig space shaU be Mled and firmly compacted with mortar composed of 1 part Pertlarxi cement and 3 parts rrortar sand. The material sha!l be mixed dry; only suffic ; ent water sh»ll be added to make the mixture ^lorkab 1 **. Mortar which has begun 15 set sha:l not b* ussa or clerrpered. time party of hrCSriled line ma/ be sutHtifuted to the extend of rot more than 25 per cent of tr* volume of the Portland cement that may be added. Other jointing materials and ir*tnods may be used only by approval of the. Superintendent. Section 412. The connection of the luildtng sewet into the public sewer shall be made at the "Y" branch, if such branch is available at a suitable location, f no properly located "Y" branch is a- vailablc, a neat hole may be cut into the public sewer to receive the building sewer, with entry in the downstream direction at an angle of about forty-five 45") degrees. A forty-five (45') degree sll may be used to make such connection, with the spigot end cut so as not to extend past the inner surface of the public sewer. The invert of the building sewer at the point of connection shall be at the same or at a higher elevation than the invert of the public sewer. A smooth, neat iomt shall be made, and the connection made secure and watertight by encasement in concrete. Special fittings may be used for the connection only when approved by the Superintendent. , Section 413. 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 representative, Section 414. AH excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as tc protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewaiks, park-ways and other public pro-. pcrfy disturbed in the course of the work shall be re-stored in a manner satisfactory to the City. Article V Use of the Public Sewtrt Section 501. No person shall discharge or cause fo be discharged any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage of unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer. Section 501. Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewen as are specfiically 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, upon approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet. Section 503. Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public (a) Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150*F, (b) Any water or waste which may contain more than 100 parts per million, by Fenton News The Gill ScftUls o{ ih« Pu*pl« Pansey Patrol left early Tuesday morning for a three day outing at Lake ,Okoboji. They were ar> companied by their leaders, Mrs Bugene Mansager and Mrs Holland Brownell. Girls of the Purple Pansey Patrol are Virgene Norland, 'Faye Hantelman, Mar> Alice Rossiter, Barbara Halver-' son, Nancy Sunde, Kathryn Alt, Bonnie Pertl and Susan Hantelman. * The four boys of this year's Fenton Senior class who joined the Navy just recently, are comfortably settled at the Great Lakes Training Center. They have certainly enjoyed the letters they have received thus far, but dave hinted they would like to receive still more. They are Richard Hiatt, Donald Priebe, Ronald Mortenson and Gerald Geitzenauer. Mr and Mrs CUude Shaw and Michael Rogers of Des Moines were weekend guests in the Donald Shaw home. Mrs Clarence Wegener and Mrs B. G. Berkeland attended the County Committee meeting of Homemakers at Emmetsburg Monday afternoon. During the business meeting. Sept 26, was the date selected for the Rural Woman's Day meeting. Mrs Wegener and Mrs Berkeland are members of the Independence Mixers club. Mr and Mrs Underwood are the parents of a daughter bom Thursday, June 16, at the Holy Family "hospital. She weighed 5 Ibs. 7 oz. and has been named Lvnaora Ana. Mr and Mrs Albert Mitchell and Mr and Mrs Clarence Underwood are the grandparents. Mrs Herman G*de was the Arbogast-Schmitt Vows Spoken Sunday At Fenton lucky person to receive the $45 at the Saturday night drawing in Fenton. This Saturday evening, the amount to be 'given away will be S35. The Feaion Township Iforoe- , makers club will have a potiuck • picnic at 5iSO at the Fenton park on Sunday, June 26. All Fen-: ton* Township Homemakers and their families are snvjted. Mr «ad Mrs Iran Nicfcersem and 'Children Mary Elizabeth and David, of Chico, Calif, -visited last week with Mr and Mrs Hairy Haase. Mi and Mrs Lawrence Edwards and family of Ayrshire sad Mr and Mrs, Don Steinber^er and lamih- were "Tuesday evening guests in the Merle Voigt home. Mrs Clara Coetsdi «f Des Moines visited with Mrs Hayenga Friday afternoon. F*nlon—Yvonne Arbogast and Gerald Schmitt were united in marriage in a pretty ceremony performed Sunday, June 19 ai 2-30 at the Fenton Methodist church. The bride is the, daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Arbogast of Fenton and the bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Schmitt of Algona. Rev. C. C, Callahan performed the single ring ceremony. Mrs Ralph Weisbrod played the traditional wedding marches and accompanied John Eigler as ha sang 'O Promise Me' and 'The Wedding Prayer.' The bride wore a floor length wedding gown styled of Chantilly lace. Her fingertip veil fell from a sequin headdress. She carried a white orchid on a white Bible. Patricia Lufkin was maid of honor and Sharon Eigler and Avis Phipps were bridesmaids. Mary Lou Larsen was flower girl. Gene Reimann was ring bearer. Dwain Oviatt was best man. Adrian Arbogast and Richard Schmitt were groomsmen and BQly Huskamp, Robert Schmitt, Lyle Hansen and Neal Huskamp were ushers. Norma Jean Larsen and Doris Beck were candle- lighters. Following the wedding a reception was held in the church parlors for 180 guests. Mrs Melvin Pavik of Faribault, Minn. was in charge of the guest book. Dining room host and hostess were Mr and Mrs Eugene Huskamp. Mrs Alfred Meyers was in charge of the program given before the reception lunch. Trudy Huskamp and Patty Weaver were in charge of the gifts. Mrs Eugene Huskamp and Mrs Homer Huskamp cut the cake. Table waitresses were lola Berkeland. Marilyn Jentz, Doris Jean Mcirt«nsen. 'Annette Becker, Mildred Heier and Audra Kae Straley. Kitchen hostesses were Mes- of wrrtsrtandrris abrupt and extreme m Temperature. They snail be construction, watertiaht. dames Don Weisbrod, Florence Behhe, W. R. Wolfe, .Wilfred Blerstedt, Ernest Votteler, and Ray Zwiefel, The bride is a graduate of the Fenton high school and the Estherville Junior college. She will teach school this fall at Lu- Verne.< The bridegroom is a graduate of GiUett Grove high school and is n6w farming near Algona, with .his father) where the couple will make their home. —Supper guests at the Clarence Thilges home June 4th were Mr and Mrs Duane Metzger and family of Burt; Mr and Mrs Wilbur Boeckholt and Diane Kaye of Lone Rock; Mr and Mrs Albert Metzger of Lone Rock., Mr and Mrs Dale Weisbrod and girls were Sunday guests in the Vernon Niven home at Sioux City, i Mr and Mrs Richard Wegener of Greene, la. spent last weekend with Fenton friends. They were Saturday overnight guests in the Rolland Brownell home. Mr and Mrs Alvin Zumach entertained at a 6:30 dinner Tues- da, June 14 in honor of iheir son Gary's 17th birthday. Enjoying the courtesy were Mr and Mrs Marion Stucki, Richard and Dennis, Jerry Waite, Mrs Lena Zumach, Mrs Freelove Weisbrod and Mr and Mrs J. J. Theesfield. Mr and Mrs B.. G. Berkeland visited in the Oscar Hansen home at Blue Earth Sunday evening awhile their daughter lola, attended the wedding of 'a college friend at Rake, Iowa. Independence Mixers and Independence Farm Bureau members enjoyed a joint-picnic 'Sunday, June 5, at the Independence Township Hall. Following the pot-luck dinner, the young folks played on the play ground equipment, and club members enjoyed a social afternoon. Mr and M« 8. 6, B<*k e ia«d.1 s tit and Mt*Waller were leaving Thursday of this week for a two week's vacation in California. They will be accompanied by their daughter, Mrs Frank Franson and children of Lincoln, Neb. ...... Mrs Donald Shaw and children spent a Week in the Bob Johansen home in Minneapolis. Thursday evening guesis of Mr and Mrs Harry Haase Were Mr and Mrs Ivan Nickerson and family of Chico, Calif., Mr and Mr and Mrs Ray Westling and- Vicki of Burt and Mr and Mrs Donald Gross and girls., joyed .a five - day, trip through Minnesota,;Wiiscon- sin and Nortfi East Iowa last week, Saturday to Wednesday evening. Th£y also visited witn friends' throughout this area. Their granddaughter, Nancy Widdel of Ringsted accompanied them. . . ' Saturday evening guesis in\lha William Voigt home in honor o! Lois Voigt's birthday were Mr and Mrs Clifford Douglas and family, Mr and Mi's Franklin Mueller arid boys and Mr and Mrs Merle Voigt' and girls. It's Time For WEED KILLER AND DDT You'll Find Both of Them Here In Whatever Quantity You Need "AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE"* FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR "Where You Trade With Yourself" weight, of fat, oil, or grease. >'c) Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, , , , fuel oii or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas. «i> Any garbage that has not been proper!/ shredded. ic| Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, itra>v, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure, or any other solid or viscous substance capable o* causing obstruction to the (low in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage work*. (f) Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of »rd "equrpjiejr wrm eas»y removable covers «+vch wher borted .in place shall t* QKTtora aid watertight. S*cr>»* SM. Wrier* installed, all grease _n and mid interceptors Khali be main- ta',r*2 b> the owner, et hci expense, m ccntinuo'jily efficient operation at »'l lectio* SO*. The admits.ion ints the puDl.c sewert of any waters or wastes hiving ;a) a 5-dar Biochemical Oryjen Demand greater than 300 parrs per md- lion by weight, or CM containing more than 350 parts per miilion by -tight of suspended solids, or {{.) containing any quantity of substances having the characteristics described in Section 503, or (d) having an average dai»y flow greater than 2% of the average daily sewage flow of the City, shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent. Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent, the owner shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatrrent as may be necessary to, (a) reduce the Biochemical Oxygen Demand to 300 parts per million and the suspended solids to 350 parts per million by weight, or (b) reduce objectionable characteristics or constituents to within the maximum limits provided for in Section 503, or (c) 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 of the Department of Health of the Slate of Iowa, and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing. Section 507. Where preliminary treatment facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective peration, by the owner at his expense, Section SOI. When required by the Sup- intendent, the owner of any property erved by a building sewer carrying in- ustrial wastes shall install a suitable ontrol manhole in the building sewer to acilitate observation, sampling and mea- urement of the wastes. Such manhole, hen required, shall be accessibly and afely located, and shall be constructed n accordance with plans approved by the uperintendent. The minhole shall be in- tailed by the owner at his expense, and hall be maintained by him so as to be afe and accessible at all times. Section SOT, All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics ol waters and wastes to which reference is made in Sections 503 and 506 shall be determined in accordance with "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Sewage," and shall be determined a he control manhole provided for in Sec- ion 508, or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event tha no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to the nearest downstream manhole the public sewer to the point at which he building sewer is connected. Section 110. No statement contained in this article shall be construed as prevent ing any special agreement or arrangemen between the City and any industrial con fj Wolf, Owner - o ALGONA - Phone 46 causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and personel of ttie cwaQe works. (g) Any waters or wastes containing a oxic or poisonous substance in suffici- nt quantity to injure or interfere with my- sewage treatment process, constitute hazard to humans or animals, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant. ih) Any waters or wastes containing sus pended solids of such character and quan itv that unusual attention or expense ii required to handle such materials at the wage treatment plant. (i) Any noxious or madodorous gas o substance capable of creating a publi nuisance. Section 504. Grease, oil, and sand in Ic-ceptors shall be provided when, in th opinion of the Superintendent, they ar necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grfase in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes,' iand, and other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be o* a type arid capacity approved by the. Superintendent, and shall be located at to be readily «nd easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. Grease and oil interceptors shall b* constructed of impervious materials cap- ARE THE "PRIVATE" UTILITIES? w. / S' OMETIMES the Investor-owned utilities are referred to as "private" utilities, the inference being that they are owned by a few people. These few people are supposed to be either residents of Wall Street .or very wealthy individuals. THE FACTS are quite the opposite. The ownership of the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company is widely distributed. It has about 4,000 preferred stockholders and about 10,500 common stockholders. These 14,500 owners are scattered all over the United States with more than half of them residing in Iowa. The average holdings of these owners is 66 shares for a preferred stockholder and 147 shares for a common stockholder. The largest individual common stockholder actyally owns about 3 percent of the outstanding shares, , When It comes to dividing up the Company's income, the owners run a poor third, with the Government coming first, then the employees, and finally the owners. The ratio of this division as shown in the accompanying chart runs about 5-3-2. , The Company has about 1,550 employees,, so ttuit it takes something over nine stockholders to provide the capital for each job. cern whereby an industrial waste of un usual strength of character may be ac cepted by the City for treatment, subjec to payment therefor by the industrial con cern. Article VI Protection from Damage Section 401. No unauthorized perso shall maliciously, willfully, or negligent! break, damage, destroy, uncover, defac or tamper with any structure, appurten ance, or equipment which it a part of the municipal sewajge works. Any person violating this provision shall oe subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct. Article VII Powers and Authority «f !nip«ct«rl Section 701. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for th* purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing, in accordance with the provisions of thii ordinance. Article VIII $«cU«n $91. Any p»rwn found to bf violating *ny pravition of thli er pra e*ctp» Section 601 «h«ll t* saved by th« City with written noric* ittting th* (Coniinued On Tfejf PRINCIPAL CROUPS SHARING IN COMPANY OPERATIONS 5- C 43 o 8 2 .9 * V GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES OWNERS - Taxes Pay Roll* Dividends •Dvunol incMt (oailruetim Thli il| Indeed, the American form of publiq ownership. There is one vital difference — stock* holders of this Company bought their stock voluntarily and they can sell it any time they want to. The owners of public power projects, that is the taxpayers, have no choice in the matter and they can't sell out if they want the money for some other purpose. Which way of "owning 1 ' tbe utility companies dp you think is best? ft»)r for utility Mrvic« IOWA liECTEIC POWER 14/500 Americana own thli Company

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