Oregon Statutes - Chapter 541 - Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements - Section 541.845 - Rules.

(1) In accordance with the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the Water Resources Commission may adopt rules necessary to carry out ORS 541.700 to 541.855.

(2) In adopting rules establishing guidelines or criteria for awarding loans or grants for drinking water projects, the commission shall coordinate the Water Resources Department’s rulemaking process with the Economic and Community Development Department and the Department of Human Services in order to ensure that rules adopted under this subsection are consistent with rules adopted under ORS 285B.563 and 431.120. The rules adopted under this subsection shall:

(a) Require the installation of meters on all new active service connections from any municipal drinking water distribution lines funded under ORS 285B.560 to 285B.599, 431.120, 541.700, 541.705, 541.755, 541.765, 541.830 and 541.845; and

(b) Require a plan, to be adopted by the municipality, for installation of meters on all service connections throughout the drinking water system.

(3) As used in this section, “service connection” does not include fire hydrants, fire sprinkler system connections, line blow-offs and drains, standby emergency interties, valve controlled drinking fountains and other similar intermittently used connections. [1977 c.246 §13; 1985 c.673 §126; 1991 c.944 §10; 1995 c.212 §2; 2005 c.835 §26]

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