Chapter 13.04


13.04.010    Definitions.

13.04.020    Commercial and industrial users.

13.04.030    Customer, person.

13.04.040    Domestic water – Domestic water system.

13.04.050    Meter reader.

13.04.060    Owner.

13.04.070    Permanent distribution mains.

13.04.080    Point of delivery.

13.04.090    Premises.

13.04.100    Residential single-unit.

13.04.105    Residential multiple-unit.

13.04.110    Director of public works.

13.04.120    Temporary mains.

13.04.130    Water utility.

13.04.140    Water service.

13.04.150    Water service connection.

13.04.160    Water system.

13.04.900    Severability.

13.04.010 Definitions.

The following words and terms occurring repeatedly throughout this title shall be held and construed to have the meanings set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 416 § 1.01, 1968)

13.04.020 Commercial and industrial users.

“Commercial and industrial users” means all users other than single-family or multiple-family users. (Ord. 2658 § 1, 2006; Ord. 2609 § 1, 2006; Ord. 2572 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2069 § 1, 1996; Ord. 780 § 2, 1975; Ord. 416 § 1.02, 1968)

13.04.030 Customer, person.

“Customer” or “person” means the owner, or occupant or both owner and occupant, cooperatives, partnerships and corporations where acting by themselves or by servant, agent or employee. (Ord. 1961 § 1, 1993; Ord. 416 § 1.03, 1968)

13.04.040 Domestic water – Domestic water system.

“Domestic water” or “domestic water system” means that water, and the water system in which it is carried, which is for human consumption and normal household and business or industrial uses provided from the city’s supply. (Ord. 416 § 1.04, 1968)

13.04.050 Meter reader.

“Meter reader” means the person or persons employed by the city to read meters. (Ord. 416 § 1.05, 1968)

13.04.060 Owner.

“Owner” means and includes in any given land title situation any one of the following:

A. The holder of fee simple title; and/or

B. The mortgagor; and/or

C. A contract seller;

And further including any person, whether described herein or not, who has or holds major jurisdiction or control over the premises, including the trustor under a deed in trust transaction, and a contract purchaser. (Ord. 416 § 1.06, 1968)

13.04.070 Permanent distribution mains.

“Permanent distribution mains” means mains six inches or larger in diameter of cast or ductile iron, asbestos-cement or steel, with a minimum wall thickness of three-sixteenths inch or seven gauge. Four-inch mains of the above material may be classified as permanent mains in residential districts if not over 300 feet in length and standard fire protection can be furnished without connecting a hydrant to the four-inch main. (Ord. 780 § 3, 1975; Ord. 416 § 1.07, 1968)

13.04.080 Point of delivery.

“Point of delivery” means the point as designated by the utility on or inside or outside the customer’s property line to which water will be delivered. Placement of a water meter has no relationship to the point of delivery. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1975; Ord. 416 § 1.08, 1968)

13.04.090 Premises.

“Premises” means a continuous lot or tract of land including the building or group of adjacent buildings under a single control with respect to the use of water thereon and the responsibility for payment therefor. (Ord. 416 § 1.09, 1968)

13.04.100 Residential single-unit.

“Residential single-unit” means all dwelling units occupied by one family or by not more than five unrelated persons, including, but not limited to, detached single-family residences, and zero lot line buildings wherein the building is on a separate fee simple lot, used for residential purposes, and is served by a separate water meter. (Ord. 3024 § 1, 2013; Ord. 2529 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2069 § 2, 1996; Ord. 416 § 1.10, 1968)

13.04.105 Residential multiple-unit.

“Residential multiple-unit” means a residential building designed for two or more families, or for more than five unrelated persons, including, but not limited to, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, apartment buildings, dormitories, boarding houses and rooming houses, mobile homes in a mobile home park, and zero lot line buildings wherein the city permitted multiple units within a building to be served by a common water meter. (Ord. 3024 § 2, 2013; Ord. 2658 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2609 § 1, 2006; Ord. 2572 § 2, 2005; Ord. 2529 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2069 § 3, 1996)

13.04.110 Director of public works.

“Director of public works” means the chief administrative officer of the water utility of the city; and any act in this title required or authorized to be done by the director of public works may be done on behalf of the director of public works by an authorized employee of the water utility. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1975; Ord. 416 § 1.11, 1968)

13.04.120 Temporary mains.

“Temporary mains” means mains of nondurable materials such as wood stave or thin-walled steel of all diameters, and all mains less than six-inches in diameter except those four-inch mains permitted in LMC 13.04.070. (Ord. 416 § 1.12, 1968)

13.04.130 Water utility.

“Water utility” means that duly created and organized administrative and operational subdivision within the department of public works of the city. Use of the term may refer to the organization in general or apply to a particular functional unit or division thereof. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1975; Ord. 416 § 1.13, 1968)

13.04.140 Water service.

“Water service” means the entire process of supply development, impoundment, treatment, transmission, storage and distribution of water together with the associated administrative, construction operation and maintenance functions involved in delivering the commodity to various points of use or consumption throughout the water system. (Ord. 416 § 1.14, 1968)

13.04.150 Water service connection.

“Water service connection” (also referred to as a “service connection”) means the physical installation of the tap, fittings, pipe and other necessary appurtenances required to deliver water from the main to the premises up to and including the service cock or meter. (Ord. 416 § 1.15, 1968)

13.04.160 Water system.

“Water system” means the entire physical plant and facilities owned, operated or controlled by the water utility, both within and outside the city limits which shall include but not be limited to all lands, rights, easements, permits, impoundments, reservoirs, tunnels, pipelines, trestles, bridges, roads, buildings, structures, machines, equipment, records, pumps, valves, hydrants, meters, services and all related facilities and appurtenances. The use of this term may refer to the entire water system or an appropriate functional division or part thereof. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1975; Ord. 416 § 1.16, 1968)

13.04.900 Severability.

In the event that any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this chapter should be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality thereof shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this chapter. (Ord. 1961 § 7, 1993)