Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Charter, Code and Policies

City of Portland



More Contact Info

21.08.060 Installation of Adequate Distribution Mains Inside the City.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) If a petition for a new residential service of 1 inch or smaller is not granted due to inadequate capacity of a 4 inch main or smaller, the applicant may wait until the main is enlarged by the City. If petitioner wants the main enlarged sooner than the City's timetable the petitioner may request that the City adjust the timetable and replace the main without delay. The Administrator together with the Chief Engineer will review this request. If the Administrator and Chief Engineer decide, in their discretion, to grant the request to enlarge the main, the petitioner shall pay a portion of the cost of enlarging the main. The Bureau will pay all remaining costs. The portion of the main paid by the City is sixty-five percent (65%) unless that figure is changed by the annual water rate ordinance. All requirements of Section 21.08.030 "Fair Share Reimbursement" will apply except that the full cost of the main will not be charged to the petitioner.