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ENB-4.17 - Sanitary System Connection Administrative Rules


Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority


Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules (PDF Document, 158 kb). What follows is an excerpt from the administrative rules:

1.    Purpose

To provide guidance and requirements for the proper preparation, materials and connection of private sewer laterals to public sewer services and governance for permit requirement.

2.    Authority

Chapter 17.32 “Sewer Regulations” of Portland City Code requires BES authorization under the Public Works Permit process before any public sewer construction or alteration is allowed. This process is detailed in the BES Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual, Chapter 2 – Project Delivery, Permitting, and General Procedures, Section 2.5, Pages 2-6 to 2-10.

3.    Organization of These Rules

a.  Applicability (Section 4). This section addresses the applied rules and definitions to permit private sewer connection to public sewer services.

b.  General Rules (Section 5). This section details the procedures for obtaining a sewer connection permit.

c.  Submittal Criteria (Section 6).

d.  Rules Specific to Sewer Connections in the Public Right-of-Way or in Public Sewer Easements (Section 7).

e.  Rules Specific to Sewer Connections on Private Property (Section 8).

f.  OAR 340-71-185: Decommissioning of Systems (Section 9).

Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules (PDF Document, 158 kb).


Adopted by the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services January 2, 2007.

Filed for inclusion in PPD January 2, 2007.

Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services March 12, 2019.