ORS 450.165
Preparation and approval of plans for drains and sewer installations


Whenever the board deems it expedient or necessary to cause to be constructed sewers, drains or sewage treatment plants, the cost of which, in whole or in part, is to be paid either by the proceeds of the sale of bonds by the district or assessed against the property directly benefited or by both methods in proportion, the board shall retain a registered professional engineer to prepare plans and specifications for the sewers, drains or sewage treatment plants, which plans and specifications shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the district.


The district board may, however, adopt any plans and specifications they see fit, provided the plans have been prepared by a registered professional engineer and have been approved by the Oregon Health Authority and the Environmental Quality Commission. [Amended by 2009 c.595 §872]
§§ 450.005 to 450.303

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Provision of sewer service to property outside boundaries of sanitary districts, (1980) Vol 41, p 183

Chapter 450

Notes of Decisions

Where city with home rule charter enacted ordinance imposing franchise fee on sanitary authority for use of city’s rights-of-way, ordinance operates concurrently with state law and is not preempted. Rogue Valley Sewer Services v. City of Phoenix, 262 Or App 183, 329 P3d 1 (2014), aff’d 357 Or 437, 353 P3d 581 (2015)

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