Chapter 21.28 Outside City Services and Wholesale Distributors

City Code Chapter

21.28.010 Individual Water Services Outside the City Limits.

  1. A.  The Portland Water Bureau may supply water outside Portland city limits. The Portland Water Bureau reviews applications for these types of services to make sure they meet state law and water system standards.
  2. Customers inside and outside Portland city limits follow the same Portland City Code and Portland policy rules.
  3. The Administrator may make other reasonable conditions for these services.
  4. B.  Outside City limits, the property owner or ratepayer must install a water service line and meter that meet Portland Water Bureau engineering and technical standards. The Portland Water Bureau specifies where these must be installed. Some properties also require an approved backflow prevention assembly. Sections that provide information about services, meters and backflow prevention are:
    1. 1.  Section 21.12.010 (rules for services)
    2. 2.  Section 21.12.270 (rules for meters)
    3. 3.  Section 21.12.320 (rules for backflow prevention)
  5. C.  Applicants applying for an individual service connection outside the city limits must acknowledge in writing that the service is under a special contract or agreement. The rate for service outside city limits is listed in the Annual Rates Ordinance.
  6. The Administrator may reduce or discontinue this service for any reason, including when the Portland Water Bureau requires less water to be used during a water shortage or emergency.
  7. The contract or agreement specifies that if the Portland Water Bureau needs to discontinue service under normal circumstances, the Administrator must give written notice at least 60 days before the service is discontinued. In an emergency or water shortage, less notice may be given. The notice is delivered at the property and at the last known address of the ratepayer.
  8. Refer to water curtailment: City Code Section 21.32.010.
  9. D.  The Portland Water Bureau may temporarily suspend the delivery of water at any time for the purpose of making repairs or improvements to its system.
  10. E.  In an emergency, the Portland Water Bureau may need to ration water to satisfy ratepayers’ diverse needs, considering:
    1. 1.  Public health and safety.
    2. 2.  Equity.
    3. 3.  Contractual obligations.

21.28.020 Water Supply to Wholesale Distributors by Water Sales Agreement or Contract.

  1. Subject to contractual obligations, the Portland Water Bureau may temporarily suspend the delivery of water for the purpose of making repairs or improvements to its system, and, during an emergency, the Portland Water Bureau may ration the available water supply considering:
  2. A.  Public health and safety.
  3. B.  Equity.
  4. C.  Contractual obligations.
  5. The Mayor and Commissioner-in-Charge of the Portland Water Bureau may authorize water sales agreements or contracts for wholesale supply. The Portland Water Bureau may supply wholesale distributors inside and outside Portland city limits.
  6. Wholesale services must be equipped with a minimum of a double-check valve assembly. This valve must be installed immediately downstream of the Portland Water Bureau service connection. Refer to Code Chapter 21.12 for backflow information.