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21.16.090 Deposit and Application.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) An application, deposit, or both, for water service may be required from all new ratepayers, ratepayers whose service has been shut off for nonpayment, or those persons with unsatisfactory credit who are requesting service. Unsatisfactory credit is defined as not meeting credit and collection industry standards or having service shut off for nonpayment of water or sewer charges within the past year. Failure to provide either the application, deposit, or both within the due date specified by the Portland Water Bureau may result in discontinuance of service.