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21.12.270 Ownership of Meters.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 180120 and 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) All new services will have meters provided and installed by the Bureau; except sewer meters, commercial, domestic and irrigation submeters, and as provided for fire protection in Section 21.12.220 "Fire Protection Service." The cost of the meters plus installation shall be charged to the property owner requesting the new service. The new meters shall be owned by the Bureau. The Bureau shall assume all repair, maintenance, and future replacement responsibilities for the new meters. Where private meters exist, that are used by the Water Bureau for billing purposes, the Bureau shall perform all future repair, maintenance, and replacement work at no charge to the owners. If the private meter is determined to be obsolete, the Bureau shall replace the privately owned meter with a new Bureau-owned meter at no charge to the owner. The Bureau shall assume all responsibility for the cost of future meter repair or replacement. As outside areas are annexed to the City, privately owned meters that are used by the Portland Water Bureau for billing purposes shall be repaired or replaced on an as-needed basis with new Bureau-owned meters at no expense to the owner. All annexed services will be required to meet the backflow protection requirements, as detailed in Section 21.12.320 "Contamination of the City Water Supply and Requirements for Backflow Protection." All costs of adding backflow protection shall be the responsibility of the property owner.