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21.12.060 New Service Where Change in Size or Relocation Is Desired.

City Code Section

A.  When a new smaller or larger service is desired at a property and the Chief Engineer concurs that the requested size is appropriate, the following charges will apply:

1.  For each new larger domestic or irrigation service, an old domestic service that is 2 inches or smaller will be removed at no cost.

2.  For a new smaller or same-sized service, the charge to remove an existing service is provided in the Annual Rates Ordinance.

3.  Charges to remove inactivated service pipes larger than 2 inches are provided in the Annual Rates Ordinance.

B.  Charges to install new or relocated services are provided in the Annual Rates Ordinance.

C.  If the Portland Water Bureau has identified a service as being defective, a new service of the same size will be installed by the Portland Water Bureau at no charge. A smaller size may be substituted at no charge to the applicant at the time the defective service is being replaced, provided there is written authorization from the property owner if that is someone other than the applicant. If an application for a larger service is received prior to replacement, the applicant must pay the difference between installation fee of the two sizes, and the System Development Charge (SDC) for the larger meter, with a credit for the SDC equal to the meter for the service being removed as provided in Chapter 21.16.

D.  If a service is relocated or changed in size, additional backflow protection may be required and must be installed and inspected by the Portland Water Bureau prior to service activation. The cost of backflow protection is the responsibility of the property owner.