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17.37.020 Definitions.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 185397; Amended by Ordinance No. 186403, effective February 1, 2014.)  For the purpose of this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

A.  “Combined Sewer” means a sewer designed to convey both sanitary sewage and stormwater.

B.  “Director" means the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services or the Director’s designee.

C.  “Disconnection” means physically plugging or capping the direct stormwater connection to a sewer and redirecting the stormwater either onto the surface of the property or under ground. This may require alterations to gutters, downspouts and landscaping.

1.  For properties that have a branch constructed to the edge of the property line from a public separated storm system, disconnection from the combined sewer may be accomplished by direct stormwater connection through a lateral to the public storm system. New storm connections to the City sewer or storm system are subject to the Stormwater Management Manual requirements for new connections to public systems.

2.  For properties where surface or underground disposal of roof water is not feasible, disconnection may include a curb cut which discharges roof water to a curbed street. New storm connections to the city sewer or storm system are subject to the Stormwater Management Manual requirements for new connections to public systems.

3.  New stormwater facilities are required to meet the requirements of the Stormwater Management Manual.

D.  “Downspout” means the conductor that conveys storm water from the gutter on the exterior of a building or other structure to another place of disposal.

E.  “Program area” means the boundaries of the Downspout Disconnection Program area as shown on the map in administrative rules.

F.  “Workers Authorized By the Director” means, but is not limited to, City employees and contractors hired by the City.