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19.16.355 Protection of Water Mains.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance No. 190448, effective July 16, 2021.)

A.  It is unlawful for any person to drive any piling or to dredge or dig within 200 feet of the submerged water mains of the City of Portland in the Willamette River, without first obtaining written permission to do so from the Harbor Master.  Before giving any such permission, the Harbor Master shall consult with the Engineering staff of the Portland Bureau of Water Works.  The existing City water mains are located as follows:

A 30-inch water main from the foot of SW Spokane Street to the foot of SE Spokane Street.

A 36-inch water main from the foot of SW Caruthers Street to the foot of SE Stephens Street.

A 24-inch water main from the foot of SW Mill Street to the projected foot of SE Stephens Street.

A 30-inch water main from the foot of SW Clay Street to the foot of SE Clay Street.

A 60-inch water main from the foot of SW Miles Place to the foot of SE Lambert Street.

A 36-inch water main from the foot of St. Johns Bridge to the foot of N. Pittsburgh Street (approx. 500 feet upstream of the center line of the St. Johns Bridge).

The location of the City’s water mains are indicated by large targets on which there is printed “Pipe Crossing City of Portland.”

B.  Nothing in the above Section shall relieve any person, company, or corporation from securing such other permits as may be required by any other agency such as, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the Port of Portland, and Division of State Lands.