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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 5. Sewer Revenue Bonds [4950 - 5072]

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

ARTICLE 8. Leases [5060 - 5063]
  ( Article 8 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


Any district owning or operating works may contract with one or more other cities, counties, sanitation districts, or sanitary districts for the use of the works, but only to the extent of their capacity and without impairing their usefulness, upon such terms and conditions as may be fixed and approved by ordinances of the respective contracting entities. Contracts shall not be made for a period of more than fifteen years nor in violation of the provisions of the ordinance authorizing the bonds.

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


The governing body of the district may by ordinance establish, change, and adjust rates for the service rendered in the lessee-district by the works, against the owners of the premises served, in the manner provided for establishing, changing, and adjusting rates for the service rendered in the district where the works are owned and operated, and the rates constitute a lien on the property served, and shall be collected as provided for rates made by the owner-district.

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


The necessary intercepting sewers and appurtenant works for connecting the works of the owner-district with the sewerage system of the lessee-district shall be constructed by the owner-district or the lessee-district, or both, upon such terms and conditions as are set forth in the contract, and the cost or that part of the cost which is to be borne by the owner-district may be paid as part of the cost of the works from the proceeds of the bonds unless otherwise provided by the ordinance.

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


The income received by the owner-district under the contract shall, if so provided in the ordinance, be deemed to be a part of the revenue of the works. The owner-district shall deduct from the whole cost and expenses such part as shall be paid by the lessee-district pursuant to the provision of the contract; but no rates shall be imposed or collected from the users of the works or portions thereof except in cases where the works or portions thereof have been acquired by means of the bonds, and unless additional benefits will be derived by the users as a result of the contract. In that case the rates shall be only sufficient to cover the value of the additional benefits.

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

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