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25.08.020 Definitions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 185694, effective November 23, 2012.)

A.  “Common Private Sewer System (also called Party Sewer)” means that portion of a building sewer that:

1.  Is not owned by the City of Portland;

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.

B.  “Damaged Private Sewer System.”  Damaged Private Sewer System means a private sewer not in compliance with applicable governmental regulations.

C.  “Owner.”  Owner means the person shown on current assessment records in theCountyOfficeof Assessment and Taxation as the owner of the title to the real property or the contract purchaser of the real property.  Owner also includes a deedholder or contract purchaser whose name does not appear in the latest assessment record, but who presents to the Bureau a copy of a deed or contract of sale showing the date, book, and page of recording.

D.  “Repair of Private Sewer System.”  Repair of a private sewer system means any work, including repairs, reconstruction, and replacement, required to return a damaged private sewer system to compliance with applicable government regulations.