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161.03  SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITY.
The City storm water utility consists of all rivers, streams, creeks, branches, lakes, ponds, drainage ways, public roadways, channels, ditches, swales, storm sewer, culverts, inlets, catch basins, pipes, dams, head walls and other structures, natural or manmade, within the corporate boundaries of the City which control and/or convey storm water through which the City intentionally diverts surface waters from its public streets and properties.  The City owns or has legal access for purposes of operation, maintenance and improvement to those segments of this system which:  (i) are located within public streets, rights-of-way and easements; (ii) are subject to easement or other permanent provisions for adequate access for operation, maintenance and improvement of systems or facilities; or (iii) are located on public lands to which the City has adequate access for operation, maintenance and improvement of systems or facilities.  Operation, maintenance and improvement of storm water systems and facilities which are located on private property or public property not owned by the City and for which there has been no public dedication of such systems, and facilities shall be and remain the legal responsibility of the property owner, or its occupant.