Summary of Ordinance No. 315
Revising Multiple Chapters of the District Code


Ordinance No. 315 adopts changes to District Code Chapters 1.04 (General Provisions), 1.08 (Enforcement and Penalties), 1.16 (Board Consideration of Staff Decisions), 5.04 (Permits and Licenses – General Provisions), 5.08 (Insurance and Other Permit Requirements), 5.10 (Permit Enforcement Provisions and Remedies), 5.12 (Suspension or Revocation of Sewer Work Permits and Suspension of Contractor Registrations), 5.16 (Sewer Improvement Agreements), 6.12 (Capacity Fee Program), 6.20 (Reimbursement Fees), 6.24 (Sewer Service Charge), 6.38 (Recycled Water Charges), 7.02 (Acceptance of Interest in Real Property), 7.03 (Quitclaiming or “Vacating” Easements), 7.04 (Use of Appurtenant Easements for District Sanitary Sewer Facilities), 7.15 (Easements and Easement Encroachments), and 7.20 (Right to Access District Facilities.)  Changes include the inclusion of recycled water in Chapter 5 (Permits and Licenses) and other locations, the creation of a new Non-Residential Capacity Fee Installment Payment Program, and updates to the definition of a “separate additional residential unit.”

The revised code will be effective on April 2, 2021.

NOTE:  The above is a summary of major highlights of the ordinance.  A reading of the entire ordinance may be necessary to obtain a full understanding of all the changes.  A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is posted and available for public inspection at the District Office, 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez, California, or by emailing the Secretary of the District at

Adopted March 18, 2021, by unanimous roll call vote of the Board.

Tad Pilecki, President of the Board of Directors