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17.32.100 Reimbursement for Installation of Sewer Backflow Devices in Existing Buildings on Combination Sewer Lines.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 185397, effective July 6, 2012.)


A.  A building owner may submit an application for partial reimbursement of the cost for installation of a sewer backwater device on the sewer line, in floor drains, sinks, laundry trays, basins, automatic washers, or other fixtures in the basement with exposed traps.


B.  To be eligible, the building, dwelling or structure must be connected to the City combined sewer system and have experienced sewer backups or be in an area vulnerable to sewer backups, as determined by the Director.


C.  Installation of said device or devices shall be pursuant to Title 25, Plumbing Regulations, or the Code of the City ofPortland, including, but not limited to, Chapter 25.05, Permits.


D.  Payment to the property owner of the City’s share of the expense shall be made upon the Bureau of Development Services’ final inspection and the owner’s submittal of the plumber’s billing for the work.


E.  By participation in the cost of installation, the City does not guarantee or in any manner warrant the device or devices, nor does the City give any warranty that the device will prevent future flooding, and the City will not assume any responsibility for damages incurred as a result of the flooding subsequent to installation of any device or devices.  The owner shall be required to look only to such warranty or guarantee as may be secured from the manufacturer of the device or devices and/or the contractor. 


F.  As of July 1, 1996, the building owner shall pay the first $100 of the cost of such installation, the City shall pay the next $1,500 of such costs, and the building owner shall pay any amount in excess of $1,600.


G.  All devices installed pursuant to this Section shall be owned by the building owner, who shall assume all duties and costs of maintenance, repair and replacement.

Title 17 Public Improveme
Chapter 17.04 Definitions
Chapter 17.06 Administration of Public Works Permitting
Chapter 17.08 Local Improvement Procedure
Chapter 17.12 Assessments
Chapter 17.13 Parks and Recreation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.14 Financing Systems Development Charges
Chapter 17.15 Transportation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.16 General Provisions
Chapter 17.18 General Obligation Improvement Warrants
Chapter 17.19 Northwest Transportation Fund
Chapter 17.20 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.23 Special Traffic Control District
Chapter 17.24 Permits
Chapter 17.25 Sidewalk Cafes
Chapter 17.26 Sidewalk Vendors
Chapter 17.27 Structural Driveways
Chapter 17.28 Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways
Chapter 17.30 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.32 Public Sewer and Drainage System Permits, Connections and Maintenance
Chapter 17.33 Required Public Sewer Connection
Chapter 17.34 Sanitary Discharges
Chapter 17.35 Septage Discharge
Chapter 17.36 Sewer User Charges
Chapter 17.37 Downspout Disconnection
Chapter 17.38 Drainage and Water Quality
Chapter 17.39 Storm System Discharges
Chapter 17.40 Protection of Public Right-of-Way
Chapter 17.41 Landslide Abatement
Chapter 17.42 Property Owner Responsibility for Streets
Chapter 17.44 Street Obstructions
Chapter 17.45 Advertising on Bus Benches
Chapter 17.46 Newsracks
Chapter 17.48 Moving Buildings
Chapter 17.52 Trees
Chapter 17.56 Public Utilitites
Chapter 17.60 Underground Wiring Districts
Chapter 17.64 Protection of City Owned Telecommunications Line and Equipment, Street Lighing and Traffic Signal Systems
Chapter 17.68 Street Lights
Chapter 17.72 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.76 Fuel Tanks
Chapter 17.80 Plats and Dedications
Chapter 17.82 Land Divisions
Chapter 17.84 Street Vacations
Chapter 17.88 Street Access
Chapter 17.92 Street Designation
Chapter 17.93 Renaming City Streets
Chapter 17.96 Surveys, Elevations and Monuments
Chapter 17.100 Remedies and Penalties
Chapter 17.102 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
Chapter 17.103 Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags