(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.