WSR 09-12-052


[ Filed May 28, 2009, 10:57 a.m. ]



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The attorney general's office seeks public input on the following opinion request(s):

Opinion Docket No. 09-05-07

Request by Honorable Ruth Kagi

State Representative, 32nd District

May a municipal sewer district repair or replace private side sewers as part of a district-wide increased infiltration and inflow (I/I) reduction program where (1) aging and inadequate side sewers are the most significant contributor to I/I in the district's entire system; (2) the purpose of the program is to benefit the district and the public through lower long-term capital and maintenance costs, not private property owners; (3) repair or replacement would be subject to a right of entry from the private property owner; and (4) the program costs will be paid back through the district's bimonthly sewer rates?

Washington State Code Reviser's Office