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25.08.060 Authority of City to Abate Nuisance and Lien Property.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)  If the owners using a damaged private sewer system neglect, refuse, or fail to correct the damage after the Bureau provides notice pursuant to Section 29.60.050, the City may correct the damage pursuant to Section 29.60.060, 29.60.070 or 29.60.080 and assess the property or properties using the system pursuant to the procedures in 29.70.020.  In the case of a common private sewer system, the City shall calculate the amount of assessment on the property pursuant to 29.70.020.  In addition, regarding a private sewer system traversing another property, the Bureau shall notify the owner whose property is traversed by but not connected to the damaged private sewer system that the system has been declared a nuisance.  The City may enter that property to abate the nuisance after providing notice.