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21.12.190 Reactivation of Abandoned Service.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 179978, 180120 and 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) A property owner may apply to the Portland Water Bureau to reactivate an abandoned service where the meter has not been removed pursuant to Section 21.12.180 "Disconnection of Service When Charges Have Not Been Paid." Existing pipe and connections may be used if the Bureau determines them to be in sound condition and adequate for the intended use. The Bureau may require installation of a backflow prevention assembly on reactivated services.
The applicant shall pay for replacement of the existing piping and/or connection if the piping and/or connection is unfit for use and base charges have not been continuously paid. The applicant shall pay the full installation fee if the service is desired at a different location than existing or if they desire a service that requires a larger pipe and connection. The applicant must pay the current service activation fee to reinstall a meter on the service.