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For the purpose of this Article, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) Nuisance. The discharge of sewage onto the surface of any public street, alley or place including sidewalks is a nuisance.
(b) Hazard. Any cracking, sinking or undermining of the surface of any public street, alley or place including sidewalks caused by any absence, obstruction, failure or defect of any side sewer, private sewer, utility drain or private drainage system constitutes a threat to public safety and is a hazard.
(c) Utility Drain. Any drain connected to a public sewer under the provisions of this Article and which serves a facility or structure installed or constructed under the provisions of Part II, Chapter X, Article 8 of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Public Works Code) is a utility drain.
(d) Side Sewer (also known as lateral sewer). A side sewer is that portion of a sewer from the point of connection to a public sewer to a point of demarcation which shall be the front face of a curb or a curbline of record in a public street, alley or place, or the boundary line of record in an easement for public sewers, except that the point of demarcation shall be the first intersection of a private sewer which serves more than one building, lot or premises. In the absence of a curb or line of record, the Director shall establish a point of demarcation based on like public streets, alleys or places, or easements for public sewers.
(e) Private Sewer. A private sewer is distinguished from a side sewer as being any other private sewer or drain installed in any public street, alley or place including sidewalks, or easements for public sewers.
(f) Reconstruction. Reconstruction shall include any side sewer work which requires alteration of the grade or alignment of an existing side sewer due to relocation of an existing private sewer or the installation of a new private sewer.
(g) Roadway. A roadway is that portion of a public street, alley or place which is open for public vehicular traffic as distinguished from a sidewalk, sidewalk area, walkway, path, trail or private driveway. In an improved public street, alley or place, the roadway is from side curb to side curb. In an unimproved public street, alley or place the roadway shall be from curbline to curbline or such other lines of demarcation as the Director may establish.
(h) Director. The Director of Public Works of the City and County of San Francisco.
(Added by Ord. 114-77, App. 3/31/77)