The Water Authority’s pipelines and other structures located within the right of way ensure safe and timely delivery of water to customers. “Right of way” means land the Water Authority owns or has rights to use for aqueducts and their facilities.
The majority of the Water Authority’s right of way is in the form of easements. Easements are permanent and appear in the title report for the property when it is transferred from seller to buyer.
The Water Authority should be consulted before any improvements are planned in the easements to ensure those improvements are compatible with the easement held by the Water Authority.
The Water Authority has an Administrative Code that defines the uses that are allowable or permittable within the Water Authority easements.
The sections of Chapter 7.00 are as follows:
Section 7.00.010 Purpose
Section 7.00.020 General Authorization
Section 7.00.030 Definitions
Section 7.00.040 Prohibited Uses
Section 7.00.050 Uses Allowed Without a Permit – Notice to Authority
Section 7.00.060 Encroachment Permits – Required – Minor Encroachments
Section 7.00.070 Encroachment Permits – Required – Major Encroachments
Section 7.00.080 Encroachment Permits – Mandatory Requirements – Major Encroachments
Section 7.00.090 Encroachment Permits – Process – Major Encroachments
Section 7.00.100 Authority of Director of Engineering
Section 7.00.110 Assignment of Encroachment Permit
Section 7.00.120 Encroachment Permits – Revocation – Penalty for Violation of Terms
Section 7.00.130 Nonexclusive Use of Right of Way
Section 7.00.140 Joint Use Agreements
Section 7.00.150 Pothole License
Section 7.00.160 Guidelines for Parallel Encroachments
Section 7.00.170 Violations and Enforcements
Section 7.00.180 Statement of Enforcement Policy
Section 7.00.190 Leases for Right of Way Management