7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill enacts provisions relating to service of culinary water.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ defines terms; and
13 ▸ requires each public provider of culinary water to provide certain disclosures related
14 to liability for the repair or replacement of a retail water line.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 11-8-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2016, Chapter 283
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 11-8-4 is amended to read:
26 11-8-4. Sewer lateral disclosure required.
27 (1) As used in this section:
28 (a) "Public owner" means the same as that term is defined in Section 11-8-1.
29 (b) "Public provider" means a public owner or a public retail water provider.
30 (c) "Public retail water provider" means a public entity that provides culinary water to
31 end users.
32 (d) "Retail water line" means a pipe that connects a property to a public retail water
33 provider's water main line.
35 sewer facilities.
37 sanitary sewer main line.
38 (2) (a) Each calendar year, a public [
39 Subsection (2)(b), distribute a disclosure that:
40 (i) (A) for a public owner, includes the definition of a sewer lateral; [
41 (B) for a public retail water provider, includes the definition of a retail water line; and
42 (ii) states whether the record owner of the property or the public [
43 responsible for repair and replacement of the sewer lateral or retail water line that serves [
45 (b) A public [
46 (2)(a) by:
47 (i) once each calendar year conspicuously placing the disclosure:
48 (A) on each bill for sanitary sewer service or culinary water service in a particular
49 billing cycle; or
50 (B) in a newsletter that is circulated within the boundaries of the area served by the
51 public [
52 (ii) conspicuously placing the disclosure on the public [
53 (iii) including the disclosure in a broad based social media campaign; or
54 (iv) any other means reasonably calculated to make the disclosure available to
55 individuals served by the public [
56 (c) A public [
57 (2) does not result in any liability for the public [
58 provider's failure to comply.
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