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21.16.140 Authority to Estimate Bills.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) When a meter fails to register accurately, the Portland Water Bureau shall charge for water based on the historic usage of water at the premises. Estimated bills may also be issued if a meter reading cannot be recorded because the meter is inaccessible due to, but not limited to, inclement weather; overgrowth or other obstruction; failure to locate; or illegal usage bypasses the meter. Adjustments to the estimated bill shall be made consistent with the provisions of Section 21.16.120 "Collections, Adjustments and Refunds."