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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 25 Plumbing Regulat Chapter 25.08 Repair of Private Sewer Systems Involving More than one Property
25.08.030 Equal Responsibility for Repair and Nuisance Abatement.

An owner of a building using any damaged section of a common private sewer system shall be responsible equally for all costs of repair with any other owner whose building also uses that section of the damaged common private sewer.  In addition, these owners shall be responsible equally for all costs associated with any abatement by the City of any nuisance created by their buildings’ use of that section of the damaged common private sewer and for all penalties for violations of this Code associated with the damaged sewer line.

Exception:  When repair or abatement of a damaged common private sewer includes a new sewer connection of an individual property to a public sewer, the owner of that property shall be solely responsible for the cost of the new connection.  In addition, the owner of the newly connected property may be responsible for other costs associated with repair and abatement of the damaged common private sewer when the Director determines that it would be fair and equitable to do so.