Chapter 12.04


12.04.010    Public works director.

12.04.011    Apartment.

12.04.012    Apartment house.

12.04.013    Single-family dwelling.

12.04.014    Apartment rental.

12.04.020    City clerk.

12.04.030    Building inspector.

12.04.040    Sewage.

12.04.050    Public sewer.

12.04.060    Private sewer.

12.04.070    Building sewer/side sewer.

12.04.080    Person.

12.04.090    Applicant.

12.04.100    Domestic water.

12.04.110    Industrial bulk users.

12.04.120    Irrigation water.

12.04.010 Public works director.

The words “public works director” shall mean the director of the water and sewer department of the city of Othello, or his authorized deputy, agent, or representative. (Ord. 1400 § 1, 2014: Ord. 164 § 101, 1955).

12.04.011 Apartment.

The word “apartment” applies to a room or set of rooms especially fitted with housekeeping facilities, including kitchen and bath, and used as an individual residential dwelling by an occupant other than the owner or landlord. (Ord. 689 § 1 (part), 1983).

12.04.012 Apartment house.

The words “apartment house” mean a building containing separate apartments for residential dwelling. (Ord. 689 § 1 (part), 1983).

12.04.013 Single-family dwelling.

The words “single-family dwelling” mean a residential dwelling designed and used to house a single family and associated guests and members, the title to which shall include the land upon which the dwelling is located, and specifically excludes apartment houses, apartments, duplexes, triplexes, and all other multiple-family dwellings. (Ord. 689 § 1 (part), 1983).

12.04.014 Apartment rental.

The words “apartment rental” mean an individual residential dwelling for which an amount of money is paid to or collected by the owner or landlord for the purpose of granting the occupant the possession and enjoyment of the apartment for rent. (Ord. 689 § 1 (part) 1983).

12.04.020 City clerk.

The words “city clerk” shall mean the appointed city clerk of the city of Othello, or his authorized deputy, agent, or representative. (Ord. 164 § 102, 1955).

12.04.030 Building inspector.

The words “building inspector” shall mean the appointed building inspector for the city of Othello or his authorized deputy, agent or representative. (Ord. 164 § 103, 1955).

12.04.040 Sewage.

The word “sewage” shall mean a combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, which wastes contain polluted matter subject to treatment at the sewage treatment plant; i.e., sanitary sewage. (Ord. 164 § 104, 1955).

12.04.050 Public sewer.

The words “public sewer” shall mean a sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority. (Ord. 164 § 105, 1955).

12.04.060 Private sewer.

The words “private sewer” shall be construed to mean the sewer line and disposal system constructed, installed, or maintained where connection with the public sewer system is not required herein. (Ord. 164 § 106, 1955).

12.04.070 Building sewer/side sewer.

“Building sewer” and “side sewer” mean the extension from the public sewer to the owner’s facility drainage system, including but not limited to both (a) any pipe or other appurtenance which is not a city main sewer line and is situated within a public street, right-of-way, or public easement, and (b) the connection between a pipe/appurtenance described in (a) and a city main sewer line. Building sewers/side sewers are owned by the owners of the property served by the building sewer/side sewer. Maintenance and replacement of building sewers/side sewers are the responsibility of the property owners served thereby. (Ord. 1531 (part), 2019: Ord. 646 § 14, 1981: Ord. 164 § 107, 1955).

12.04.080 Person.

The word “person” shall mean any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group. (Ord. 164 § 108, 1955).

12.04.090 Applicant.

The word “applicant” shall mean the owner, or authorized agent of the property to be served, and the applicant shall be the responsible person for payment of bills for sanitary sewer and/or domestic water service. (Ord. 164 § 109, 1955).

12.04.100 Domestic water.

The words “domestic water” or “domestic water system” shall mean that water, and 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. “Domestic water” and “domestic water system” do not include irrigation water or irrigation water systems. (Ord. 1531 (part), 2019: Ord. 164 § 110, 1955).

12.04.110 Industrial bulk users.

“Industrial bulk users” shall mean those industrial businesses that are connected to the city’s water supply whose total monthly water consumption equates to more than thirty thousand units or three million cubic feet. Rates for those industrial bulk users shall be established by Section 12.16.070. (Ord. 1257 § 1, 2007).

12.04.120 Irrigation water.

“Irrigation water” means water distributed by the city’s irrigation water distribution system for irrigation purposes. Irrigation water is not domestic water or potable water. (Ord. 1531 (part), 2019).