The fees for installing and/or activating water service up to and including
1-inch in size shall be as provided in the annual water rate ordinance and shall
be paid prior to service installation.
The fees for installing services greater than 1-inch shall be based on the
Bureau's costs plus overhead, as provided in the finance regulations, Title 5 of
the Code of the City of Portland. The applicant may choose to pay either a set
price based on the Bureau's estimate or the actual cost of the installation. If
the applicant accepts the Bureau's estimate as the set price these costs must be
paid before the Bureau will perform the work. After a set price has been
established, the Bureau will not refund or adjust installation charges unless
changes in installation or location are requested by the applicant.
If the applicant chooses to pay the actual costs plus overhead he or she
shall submit a deposit equal to the estimated cost before the Bureau will begin
the work. When the estimated cost differs from the actual for labor, materials,
and overhead the deficit shall be charged to the applicant or any excess payment
shall be returned to the applicant.
In addition to the service installation fees, an applicant for new service
must pay the System Development Charge, as described in Section 21.16.170 "System Development Charge" and
as set in the annual water rate ordinance. If the service branch has been
installed by a developer as allowed in section 21.12.110 "Installation of Service Pipes
from the Main to the Property Line," the applicant will be charged for only the
applicable system development charge and any charge for service activation as
set in the annual water rate ordinance.