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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 1. GENERAL STATE POWERS OVER WATER [100 - 540]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 8. Water Measurement [500 - 537.5]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [510 - 517]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2. )

510.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires, the provisions of this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

511.
  

The definition of a word applies to any of its variants.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

512.
  

“Water purveyor” means any person who furnishes water service to another person.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

513.
  

“Person” means any individual, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or public entity of any kind.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

514.
  

“Public entity” includes a city, county, city and county, whether general law or chartered, a district, board, commission, bureau, authority, agency, department, division, section, any other political subdivision of the state of any kind, or the state.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

515.
  

“Water service” means the sale, lease, rental, furnishing, or delivery of water for beneficial use, and includes, but is not limited to, contracting for that sale, lease, rental, furnishing, or delivery of water, except bottled water.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

516.
  

“Water meter” includes any suitable water measuring device or facility which measures or determines the volumetric flow of water.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 407, Sec. 2.)

517.
  

“Submeter” means a device that measures water consumption of an individual rental unit within a multiunit residential structure or mixed-use residential and commercial structure, and that is owned and operated by the owner of the structure or the owner’s agent. As used in this section, “multiunit residential structure” and “mixed-use residential and commercial structure” mean real property containing two or more dwelling units.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 623, Sec. 4. (SB 7) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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