Sec. 3. If rates and charges are not paid within the time fixed by the governing body, the rates and charges become delinquent, and a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the rates and charges attaches to the rates and charges. The governing body may recover:

(1) the amount due;

(2) the penalty; and

(3) reasonable attorney‘s fees;

in a civil action in the name of the district.

As added by P.L.161-2002, SEC.2 and P.L.172-2002, SEC.7.