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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 5. SANITATION [4600 - 6127]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


  ( Heading of Part 3 amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 420. )

CHAPTER 4. Sewer Maintenance Districts [4860 - 4927]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 3. Officers and Powers [4885 - 4889]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


The board is the governing body of the district and may make and enforce all rules and regulations necessary for the administration and government of the district and for the cleaning, repair, reconstruction, renewal, replacement, operation, and maintenance of lateral and collecting sewers in it.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 195, Sec. 38.)


The board may acquire by gift, condemnation, purchase, or otherwise in the name of the county, and own, control, manage, and dispose of, real and personal property necessary or convenient for the purposes of this chapter, and may perform all of the acts necessary or proper to accomplish such purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1439.)


The board may appoint the county surveyor to supervise the work of cleaning, repairing, reconstructing, renewing, replacing, operating, and maintaining the sewers and their appurtenances and may enter into contracts for the purchase of water to be used in flushing the sewers and for the disposal of sewage collected in the district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


The board may by resolution change the name of any district to conform with a change in the street name or other designation which the district bears. The clerk shall file in the office of the county assessor and with the State Board of Equalization a certified copy of every such resolution, and upon such filing the name of the district shall be changed for all purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 694.)


If a district has a boundary which is contiguous to a boundary of a city and the district has a contract with that city under which the city is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities of the district, the governing board of the district may, by a resolution adopted by a 4/5 vote of the board, declare the board dissolved and thereafter the governing body of the city shall be ex officio the governing board of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 588.)

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