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21.08.030 Fair Share Reimbursement.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 181715, effective April 2, 2008.) 

A.  An applicant or applicants who pay for all or a portion of a new main or main extension may be reimbursed a portion of the cost of installation from other applicants who subsequently seek service from that main.  To qualify for reimbursement, the main must be within the City of Portland, the date of application for service must be within 10 years of the water main or main extension's installation date, and the property for which service is sought must not have been owned by the applicant who paid for the main or main extension.

B.  If the Portland Water Bureau elects to cost share with the applicant under Section 21.08.020 in the cost of installation of new main or main extension, the applicant shall not qualify for any reimbursement.

C.  When reimbursement is warranted, the Portland Water Bureau shall collect a pro rata share of the cost of the main installation from each customer who, within ten years of the main installation, subsequently connects to the main and make an equivalent reimbursement payment to the individual who paid for the main.  Pro rata shares for payment by new customers and reimbursement shall be calculated as follows:  The initial cost of main installation shall be divided by the total length of the main, in feet.  The per-foot cost of the main shall then be multiplied by the frontage length of the new service applicant's property, in feet, times 50 % [(cost of installation divided by total length) X frontage X 0.50 = payment].  The required payment shall be reduced for depreciation at the rate of 2 1/2 % per year, computed from the date of the main installation to the date of application for service.