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21.12.030 Application for Installation or Removal of Water Service.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) The property owner shall make written application for permits to connect with or disconnect premises from the City water system on forms provided by the Portland Water Bureau in which the applicant shall specify the location and the use for which the service is required, and shall agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Bureau.
The applicant for all services 1 inch and larger shall submit the water flow requirements at the time of request. Applicants for smaller services shall provide water flow requirements when requested. The applicant for water service to commercial or industrial development shall submit a site utility plan at the time of the request that indicates the size and type of service required and the distance of the service to the nearest property line.
An application for a permit to connect premises with the City water system for service to a new building or structure shall not be accepted for filing unless a building permit has been issued for such building or structure as provided in the building regulations of the City. No permit shall be issued unless the conditions set forth in this Title relating to main extensions have been met, if applicable. Any permit issued to connect premises with the City water main shall not entitle the permittee to a connection to the main until it is laid adjacent to the premises of the owner. Acceptance of fee for the permit shall not waive any of the conditions set forth in this Title nor grant specific right of connection. Any service connection made outside the City limits must receive prior approval of the Portland City Council.