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21.12.130 Service and Maintenance Responsibility.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) This section clarifies whether it is the responsibility of the Portland Water Bureau or the property owner to maintain, repair, or replace sections of the water supply system. Responsibilities for installation are found in Section 21.12.110 "Installation of Service Pipes from the Main to the Property Line."

 

A.   For domestic and irrigation services:

 

1.   If the connection is 1 inch or smaller, the Bureau is responsible for that section that is through the meter and the angle meter coupling. The property owner is responsible for that portion downstream from the angle meter coupling.

 

2.   If the connection is larger than 1 inch, the Bureau is responsible for that section that is through the meter and the meter valve. The property owner is responsible for that portion downstream from the meter valve.

 

B.   For fire service, the Bureau is responsible for that section that is from the main through a valve between the curb and property line. The property owner is responsible for that portion downstream from the valve between the curb and property line. The property owner is responsible for the repair of any facilities within the public right-of-way that are damaged as a part of his or her maintenance or repair work.

When a service pipe at the proper grade is damaged or destroyed by contractors or others in the performance of street work or where service pipes are damaged by electrolysis, the person, contractor, or company responsible for such damage or destruction shall be billed by the Portland Water Bureau for the cost of repairing or replacing such pipes on the basis of the cost plus overhead, as provided in the finance regulations of Title 5 of the City Code.