10. OTHER SERVICES


Last modified 2014.08.19


CONTENTS


CONSULTATION AND CONFERENCE

CONTENTS The Office of Citizens' Consultation and Conference provides consultation, gives advice, and accepts citizens' appeals and requests.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE City Hall
FEE You can receive the following consultations at no charge.
REMARKS
  1. Law Consultation It is held every third Thursday. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM on the previous Monday. First eight registrants only.
  2. Taxation Consultation It is held every third Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  3. Will Consultation It is held every third Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM. First eight registrants only.
  4. Registration Consultation It is held every second Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Registration will begin at 1:30 PM on that day. First eight registrants only.
  5. General Consultation It is held weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
OTHER NOTICE
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Office of Citizens' Consultation and Conference (Kocho-sodan-shitsu)
Tel: 866-2039


WATER SUPPLY

CONTENTS When you change your residence, you are required to submit a notification to make use of water and to stop water supply in your house. When you do so, please inform us by using the former user's name or your user number printed on receipts.
Construction for new facilities, repairs, and re-constructions in your house should be done by dealers appointed by the city, and you must bear the expenses for them.

In winter low temperatures are a great enemy for water pipes, so you had better drain water from the pipes when you are out or sleep during cold nights.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE
FEE
REMARKS
HOW TO DRAIN THE WATER FROM PIPES
Close by using a water stopper after draining water from the tap.Then confirm that there is air in the pipe by tapping it. Do not forget to drain water from pipes of water heaters and flush toilets.
OTHER NOTICE In the case of trouble with flush toilets or sewerage, please call the City of Akita Sewerage Treatment Division. Tel: 864-1455
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Department of Waterworks (Suido-kyoku)
Tel: 823-8431 (day) Tel: 823-8434 (night)


GAS SUPPLY

CONTENTS In Akita City there are two gas supply companies and enterprises, one is managed by the city and the other is a private company named "Tobu Gas Co.."
Please note the the equipments used by them are slightly different.
The areas they supply are also different. The city gas company supplies the northern part of the city.
When you become a new resident and wish to use gas equipment in your house, you must submit a notification to make use of them. When you leave the city, you must submit a notification to stop them. You may complete these procedures by phone.
When you begin to use, a service staff will attend and confirm the safety of your equipment.
If you wish to begin use of gas equipment, add new equipment, or replace equipment you use, you must apply to the office of either city gas or Tobu Gas Co., depending on your resident area.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED If you wish to begin use of gas equipment, a written consent by a land possessor will be need.
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE City Gas: 3-9-15 Tsuchizaki-minato-nishi Akita Tel: 45-3145
Tobu Gas: 1-1 Kawaguchi-sakai Narayama Akita Tel: 32-6595
FEE Depending on users' meters, it will be calculated every month.
Bank transfer service is available.
REMARKS The type of gas equipment adequate for gas supplied by the city is 5A, and one by Tobu Gas is 13A.
OTHER NOTICE In emergency, such as gas leaking, please call immediately to the office of either city gas or Tobu Gas Co., depending on your resident area.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Department of Gas Supply (Gas kyoku) Tel: 845-3145 (day) Tel: 845-0165 (night)


TRASH, REFUSE, AND WASTE

CONTENTS In Akita City, we divide trash, refuse, and waste into the following five categories, and they are regularly collected;
  1. Burn-able
  2. Un-burn-able
  3. Recyclable and resource-able
  4. Used batteries
  5. Large sized

Collecting schedule and categories are determined by area, and if you wish to know it, please ask the municipal section written below or your neighborhood.
Depending on collecting schedule and categories, please throw away your trash, refuse, and waste at the specified places by 8:00 AM on the specified days.
Please do not throw trash away on the previous day or after collecting.
Collecting schedule for large sized trash will be published in the city's official information paper, named "Koho Akita."

DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE
FEE
REMARKS The city does not collect the following;
  1. Large quantity of refuse at one time
  2. Office and business trash and refuse
  3. Dangerous and un-deal-able
  4. Industrial waste
OTHER NOTICE In detail, please take a look at a pamphlet "How to deal with your refuse in Akita."
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Environmental Business Section (Kankyo-gyomu-ka) Tel: 863-6631


ENCOURAGEMENT OF GROUP COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE AND RESOURCE-ABLE REFUSE

CONTENTS For the groups, such as boys and girls circles, neighbors associations, and women's associations that collect recyclable and resource-able refuse more than twice a year, the city provides a bounty of 500 Yen each time and 2 Yen per kilogram.
To encourage recycling and decrease of refuse and waste amount in the city, the city promotes a project named "Shape Up One M One," and it means that we should collect recyclable once a month.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE
FEE
REMARKS Objective materials are empty bottles, metals, papers, and fiber products.
Please collect them in groups, and ask the companies appointed by the city to deal with them.
OTHER NOTICE
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Recycling Section (Sai-shigen-ka) Tel: 863-6631


HUMAN WASTE REMOVAL

CONTENTS In some areas where the sewerage treatment system has not been equipped yet, "dipping" has been provided regularly once a month.
Fee system is divided into two types; one is called "fixed sum fare system" in which the fee will be calculated by family number, and the other is called "specific fee system" that will be applied to the cases that provisional sewerage system is used or "dipping" amount is large.
"Dipping" dealers are appointed in areas.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE
FEE Fixed Sum Fee System
Monthly fee is 424 Yen per person.

Specific Fee System
The fee under 180 liters is 1,664 Yen.
Over 180 liters, 165 Yen per liter.
REMARKS As pointed above, "dipping" dealers are appointed by the city in areas. Please ask about them in detail at the municipal section written below.
OTHER NOTICE
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Environmental Business Section (Kankyo-gyomu-ka) Tel: 863-6631


APPLICATION TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE

CONTENTS When you build a new house, rebuild, or extend the building, you are required to submit an application for the examination of building coverage, relation between roads and your lot, and fire prevention equipment.
About one week later, a notification of confirmation will be issued.
After the construction, you must report a notification of completion, and then a certificate of examination will be issued.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE City Hall
FEE Fare will be determined depending on building sizes.
REMARKS To complete an application, architectural qualification is sometimes required.
OTHER NOTICE
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Building Guidance Section (Kentiku-shido-ka) Tel: 866-2153


MUNICIPAL APARTMENT HOUSE

CONTENTS In Akita City there are 2,311 apartments in 22 locations, that are provided by the city.
Advertisement of new and vacant municipal apartments and their guidelines for applicants will be informed through the city official information paper, named "Koho Akita."
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE City Hall
FEE
REMARKS
OTHER NOTICE
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Municipal Apartment House Section (shiei-jyutaku-ka) Tel: 866-2134


CITY'S OFFICIAL INFORMATION PAPER, "KOHO AKITA"

CONTENTS The City of Akita publishes its official information paper named "Koho Akita" on first and third Friday of every month, to give the citizens information on administration services and events in the city.
This paper is distributed to all households in the city.
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED
PLACE FOR PROCEDURE
FEE
REMARKS If you become a resident in the city and wish to read this paper,
please call; Public Relations Section (Koho-Kocho-ka) Tel: 866-2034
OTHER NOTICE
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT SECTION Public Relations Section (Koho-Kocho-ka) Tel: 866-2034

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