Chapter 13.12


13.12.010    Definitions generally.

13.12.020    Applicant.

13.12.030    Building.

13.12.040    Building sewer.

13.12.050    Contractor.

13.12.060    City engineer.

13.12.070    City inspector.

13.12.080    Combined sewer.

13.12.090    Garbage.

13.12.100    Industrial wastes.

13.12.110    Lateral sewer.

13.12.120    Main sewer.

13.12.130    Manager.

13.12.140    Outside sewer.

13.12.150    Permit.

13.12.160    Person.

13.12.170    Plumbing system.

13.12.180    Private sewer.

13.12.190    Public sewer.

13.12.200    Refuse.

13.12.210    Sanitary sewers.

13.12.220    Sewage.

13.12.230    Sewage treatment plant.

13.12.240    Sewage works.

13.12.250    Sewer.

13.12.260    Side sewer.

13.12.270    Single family unit.

13.12.280    Storm sewer or storm drain.

13.12.290    Storm waters.

13.12.300    Street.

13.12.010 Definitions generally.

For the purpose of Chapters 13.16 through 13.40, additional terms shall have the meaning indicated in Chapter I of that certain plumbing code entitled “Western Plumbing Officials Uniform Plumbing Code,” copies of which are on file with the city clerk.  (Ord. 2-62 §101, 1962).

13.12.020 Applicant.

“Applicant” means the person making application for a permit for a sewer or plumbing installation and is the owner of premises to be served by the sewer for which a permit is requested, or his authorized agent.  (Ord. 2-62 §102, 1962).

13.12.030 Building.

“Building” means any structure used for human habitation or a place of business, recreation or other purpose, containing sanitary facilities.  (Ord. 2-62 §104, 1962).

13.12.040 Building sewer.

“Building sewer” means that portion of any sewer beginning at the plumbing or drainage outlet of any building or industrial facility and running to the property line or to a private sewage disposal system.  The building sewer is owned by the owner of the property it serves, and said owner is responsible for all maintenance, repairs and replacement thereof.  (Ord. C-4-11 §11(A), 2011:  Ord. 2-62 §105, 1962).

13.12.050 Contractor.

“Contractor” means an individual, firm, corporation, partnership or association duly licensed by the state to perform the type of work to be done under the permit.  (Ord. 2-62 §108, 1962).

13.12.060 City engineer.

“City engineer” means the engineer appointed by and acting for the city and shall be a registered civil engineer.  (Ord. 2-62 §110, 1962).

13.12.070 City inspector.

“City inspector” means the inspector acting for the city, the manager, the city engineer or inspector appointed by the city.  (Ord. 2-62 §111, 1962).

13.12.080 Combined sewer.

“Combined sewer” means a sewer receiving sewage, industrial wastes, if any, and storm water.  (Ord. 2-62 §107, 1962).

13.12.090 Garbage.

“Garbage” means food wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.  (Ord. 2-62 §112, 1962).

13.12.100 Industrial wastes.

“Industrial wastes” means water-carried wastes from industrial plants or factories which must receive special treatment as compared to sewage.  (Ord. 2-62 §113, 1962).

13.12.110 Lateral sewer.

“Lateral sewer” means the portion of a sewer located within a public street connecting a building sewer to the main sewer, the ownership, and responsibility for all maintenance, repairs and replacement of which lies with the owner of the property it serves.  (Ord. C-4-11 §11(B), 2011:  Ord. 2-62 §114, 1962).

13.12.120 Main sewer.

“Main sewer” means a city-owned and maintained sewer located within a public street or easement and designed to accommodate more than one lateral sewer.  (Ord. C-4-11 §11(C), 2011:  Ord. 2-62 §115, 1962).

13.12.130 Manager.

“Manager” means the person or persons appointed by the council to administer and enforce the rules and regulations of the city, with respect to the city sewer system.  (Ord. 2-62 §116, 1962).

13.12.140 Outside sewer.

“Outside sewer” means a sanitary sewer beyond the limits of the city, not subject to the control or jurisdiction of the city.  (Ord. 2-62 §117, 1962).

13.12.150 Permit.

“Permit” means any written authorization required pursuant to this or any other regulation of the city for the installation of any sewerage.  (Ord. 2-62 §118, 1962).

13.12.160 Person.

“Person” means any human being, individual, firm, company, partnership, association and private or public and municipal corporations, the United States of America, the state of California, districts and all political subdivisions, governmental agencies and mandatories thereof.  (Ord. 2-62 §119, 1962).

13.12.170 Plumbing system.

“Plumbing system” means all plumbing fixtures and traps or soil, waste, special waste and vent pipes, and all sanitary sewer pipes within a building and extending to the building sewer connection three feet outside the building wall.  (Ord. 2-62 §120, 1962).

13.12.180 Private sewer.

“Private sewer” means a sewer serving an independent sewage disposal system not connected with a public sewer and which accommodates one or more buildings or industries.  (Ord. 2-62 §121, 1962).

13.12.190 Public sewer.

“Public sewer” means a sewer main lying within a street or right-of-way and which is owned and controlled by the city.  (Ord. C-2014-04 §4, 2014:  Ord. 2-62 §122, 1962).

13.12.200 Refuse.

“Refuse” means all wastes other than garbage such as cans, bottles, paper, brush and other rubbish.  (Ord. 2-62 §123, 1962).

13.12.210 Sanitary sewers.

“Sanitary sewers” means any pipe or conduit designed to carry sewage only.  (Ord. 2-62 §124, 1962).

13.12.220 Sewage.

“Sewage” for the purposes of Chapters 13.16 through 13.40, means all water-carried wastes from residences, businesses and institutions, as may enter the sanitary sewer system, together with incidental ground water infiltration.  (Ord. 2-62 §125, 1962).

13.12.230 Sewage treatment plant.

“Sewage treatment plant” means the arrangement of works, facilities and buildings installed to treat sewage and industrial wastes.  (Ord. 2-62 §126, 1962).

13.12.240 Sewage works.

“Sewage works” means all facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.  (Ord. 2-62 §127, 1962).

13.12.250 Sewer.

“Sewer” means any pipe or conduit carrying sewage, industrial wastes or storm water, or any combination thereof.  (Ord. 2-62 §128, 1962).

13.12.260 Side sewer.

“Side sewer” means the sewer line beginning at the foundation wall of any building and terminating at the main sewer, and includes the building sewer and lateral sewer together.  (Ord. 2-62 §129, 1962).

13.12.270 Single-family unit.

“Single-family unit” means and refers to the place of residence for a single family.  Property improved for multi-family purposes constitutes the number of units that the facilities thereon provide in number facilities for single-family units.  When such improvements are for other than residential purposes, the number of units shall be determined by dividing the total number of persons regularly using or occupying said premises by three.  When such property is unsubdivided, it is deemed to have four lots to the acre, unless the city, in its discretion, specially fixes some other number of lots therefor.  (Ord. 2-62 §130, 1962).

13.12.280 Storm sewer or storm drain.

“Storm sewer” or “storm drain” means a sewer installed to carry storm or drainage waters.  (Ord. 2-62 §131, 1962).

13.12.290 Storm waters.

“Storm waters” means runoff from rainfall or surface waters as differentiated from sewage or industrial wastes.  (Ord. 2-62 §132, 1962).

13.12.300 Street.

“Street” means any public highway, road, street, avenue, alley, way, public place, public easement or right-of-way.  (Ord. 2-62 §133, 1962).