As used in this chapter:
(A) "Public water supply facilities," "water supply facilities," "water supply improvement," or "improvement" means, without limiting the generality of those terms, water wells and well fields, springs, lakes, rivers, streams, or other sources of water supply, intakes, pumping stations and equipment, treatment, filtration, or purification plants, force and distribution lines or mains, cisterns, reservoirs, storage facilities, necessary equipment for fire protection, other related structures, equipment, and furnishings, and real estate and interests in real estate, necessary or useful in the proper development of a water supply for domestic or other purposes and its proper distribution.
(C) "Construct," "construction," or "constructing" means construction, reconstruction, enlargement, extension, improvement, renovation, repair, and replacement of water supply facilities, but does not include repairs, replacements, or similar actions that do not constitute and qualify as permanent improvements.
(D) "Maintain," "maintaining," or "maintenance" means repairs, replacements, and similar actions that constitute and are payable as current operating expenses and that are required to restore water supply facilities to, or to continue water supply facilities in, good order and working condition, but does not include construction of permanent improvements.
(E) "Public agency" means a state and any agency or subdivision of a state, including a county, a municipal corporation, or other subdivision.
(F) "County sanitary engineer" means either of the following:
(2) The county engineer, if, for as long as and to the extent that engineer by agreement entered into under section 315.14 of the Revised Code is retained to discharge the duties of a county sanitary engineer under this chapter.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 03-12-2001 .