Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

ORS 454.010
Definitions for ORS 454

As used in ORS 454.010 (Definitions for ORS 454) to 454.040 (Determination of costs payable by users), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Construction” means any one or more of the following: Preliminary planning to determine the feasibility of treatment works, engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal, or economic investigations or studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, or other necessary actions, erection, building, acquisition, alteration, remodeling, improvement, or extension of treatment works, or the inspection or supervision of any of the foregoing items.


“Industrial user” means a recipient of treatment works services for any liquid, gaseous, radioactive or solid waste substance or a combination thereof resulting from any process of industry, manufacturing, trade or business or from the development or recovery of any natural resources.


“Municipality” means any county, city, special service district or other governmental entity having authority to dispose of or treat or collect sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes, or any combination of two or more of the foregoing acting jointly.


“Replacement” means those expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances during the useful life of the treatment works necessary to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works are designed and constructed.
(5)(a) “Treatment works” means any devices and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of municipal sewage or industrial wastes, of a liquid nature, necessary to recycle or reuse water at the most economical cost over the estimated life of the works, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, pumping, power, and other equipment, and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions, and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of residues resulting from such treatment.


In addition to the definition contained in paragraph (a) of this subsection, “treatment works” means any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating, or disposing of municipal waste, including storm water runoff, or industrial waste, including waste in combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems. [1973 c.101 §2]


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