Sec. 7. As used in this chapter, “public facilities” includes a street, a road, a bridge, a storm water or sanitary sewer, a sewage treatment
facility, a facility designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the spread of identified
soil or groundwater contamination, a drainage system, a retention basin, a pretreatment
facility, a waterway, a waterline, a water storage facility, a rail line, an electric,
gas, telephone or other communications line or any other type of utility line or pipeline,
or another similar or related structure or improvement, together with necessary easements
for the structure or improvement. Except for rail lines, utility lines, or pipelines, the structures or improvements
described in this section must be either owned or used by a public agency, functionally
connected to similar or supporting facilities owned or used by a public agency, or
designed and dedicated for use by, for the benefit of, or for the protection of the
health, welfare, or safety of the public generally, whether or not used by a single
business entity. Any road, street, or bridge must be continuously open to public access. A public facility must be located on public property or in a public, utility, or
transportation easement or right-of-way.
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