Article 1. General Provisions And Definitions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 5. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.
"Works," as used in this chapter, includes any or all of the
following facilities, including, but not limited to, necessary lands,
rights-of-way, or other property:
(a) Sewage treatment plants.
(b) Intercepting and collecting sewers.
(c) Outfall sewers.
(d) Force mains.
(e) Pumping stations.
(f) Ejector stations.
(g) All other appurtenances necessary, useful, or convenient, for
the collection, treatment, purification, or disposal of sewage.
(h) Facilities for the recycling of water, including, but not
limited to, all of the following:
(1) Treatment facilities.
(2) Pumping facilities.
(3) Storage facilities.
(4) Distribution and dispersal facilities of all types including,
but not limited to, related distribution mains, laterals, and
"District," as used in this chapter, includes city, county,
city and county, or any municipal or public corporation or district
which is authorized to acquire, construct, own, or operate a sewer
"Governing body," as used in this chapter, means the
governing body of the district.
"Clerk," as used in this chapter, means the clerk or
secretary of the governing body or of the district.
"Area," as used in this chapter, means the area served, or
proposed to be served, by the works, or proposed works.
"Rates," as used in this chapter, includes rates and charges.
"Bonds," as used in this chapter, means revenue bonds
authorized by this chapter.
"Treasurer," as used in this chapter, means the treasurer of
"Owners of improved real property," as used in this chapter,
means persons who are recorded on the books of the assessor and tax
collector as the owners of lots or parcels of land in the area that
are improved by buildings that would be subject to service of works
under the provisions of this chapter, on completion of the project.
The provisions of this chapter regarding a referendum shall
be liberally construed to effect the objects of this chapter, and no
irregularity or informality shall invalidate the election when it
appears that the provisions of law have been substantially complied
This chapter is an additional and alternative method to those
already provided for the acquisition, construction, extension, and
operation of the works referred to in this chapter.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of
this chapter, or the application thereof to any person or
circumstance, is for any reason held invalid, the validity of the
remainder of the chapter, or the application of such provision to
other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby. The
Legislature hereby declares that it would have passed this chapter,
and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, and phrase thereof,
irrespective of the fact that one or more sections, subsections,
sentences, clauses or phrases, or the application thereof to any
person or circumstance, be held invalid.