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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [71590 - 71760]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 3. Other Functions [71660 - 71689.27]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 2. Sewage, Waste, and Storm Water Disposal [71670 - 71674]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

71670.
  

A district may acquire, construct, and operate facilities for the collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage, waste, and storm water of the district and its inhabitants.

For purposes of this article, “waste” is as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 13050, and also includes any and all aquatic vegetation, except riparian vegetation, which threatens or adversely affects the quality of the waters within the district. “Quality of the waters” is as defined in subdivision (g) of Section 13050. “Disposal of sewage” includes the sale or resale of treated effluent for any purpose.

The district may prescribe, revise, and collect rates or other charges for the services and facilities furnished pursuant to this article.

The amendment to this section enacted at the 1977–78 Regular Session of the Legislature is declaratory of and does not constitute a change in existing law.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 418.)

71670.5.
  

A district may supply sewage and waste services to property not subject to district taxes at special rates, terms and conditions as are determined by the board for such services.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1864.)

71671.
  

The revenues from the rates and charges for services and facilities furnished pursuant to this article may be used for the following purposes:

(a) To pay the operating and maintenance expenses of the facilities.

(b) To provide a reasonable surplus for improvements, extensions, and enlargements.

(c) To pay the interest on any bonded debt for the facilities.

(d) To provide a sinking or other fund for the payment of the principal of such bonded debt as it becomes due.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71672.
  

The district may provide that the rates and charges for services and facilities furnished pursuant to this article may be collected with the water rates of the district, that all rates shall be billed upon the same bill and collected as one item, and that in the event of failure to pay the whole or any part of the bill, the district may discontinue any or all service for which the bill is rendered. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the collection of rates or charges by the district in any other lawful manner.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71674.
  

A district may fix, levy and collect a sewage and waste water service standby or availability charge in the same manner and under the same terms and conditions as are provided for a water standby or availability charge in Articles 2 (commencing with Section 71630) and 2.5 (commencing with Section 71638) of Chapter 2 of this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 139.)

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