(Amended by Ordinance No. 185397, effective July 6, 2012.) As used in this Chapter, the following definitions apply:
A. “Building Sewer” means the private property portion of the horizontal piping system that receives the discharge of building drains and extends to a public sewer, private sewer, private sewage disposal system, or other approved discharge point.
B. “Combined Sewer” means a sewer designed to convey both sanitary sewage and stormwater.
C. “Commercial or Industrial Occupancy” means any structure or facility wherein preparation, processing, treating, making, compounding, assembling, mixing, improving, or storing any product or any solid, liquid or gaseous material for commercial or industrial purposes occurs, or wherein cleaning, processing or treating of tanks, vats, drums, cylinders or any other container used in transportation or storage of any solid, liquid or gaseous material for commercial or industrial purpose occurs;
D. “Common Private Sewer System (also called Party Sewer)” means that portion of a building sewer that:
1. Is not owned by the City ofPortland
2. Is used for draining more than one building under different ownership; and
3. Conveys the discharge to a sewer service lateral, public sewer, private sewage disposal system, or other point of disposal.
Common private sewers are found on private property and in private and public rights-of-way, including easements.
E. “Connection” means the connection of all sanitary waste and drainage disposal lines from all development on a property to the public sewer and drainage system.
F. “Director” means the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services or the Director’s designee.
G. “Discharge Point.” means the connection point or destination for a discharge leaving a site.
H. “Drainage” means the flow of waters across public and private properties.
I. “Drainage Improvements” means management facilities or modifications to drainage patterns to address safety issues, increase capacity, or improve water flows.
J. “Public Right of Way” means the area within the confines of a dedicated public street, an easement owned by the City, or other area dedicated for public use for streets or public utility facilities.
K. “Public Sewer Easement” is a grant of the right by a property owner to the City to use land for placement and maintenance of public sewer facilities.