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(A) (1) Fire hydrants of a type and manufacture approved by the City Superintendent of Water shall be available to serve the building site of all commercial, industrial, mercantile, educational, institutional, assembly, hotel, motel, multi-family dwelling or mobile home park occupancies prior to start of construction of combustible materials. Where water mains are not accessible, an adequate plan for fire protection shall be submitted to and approved by the Fire Chief of the city prior to start of construction.
(2) Building plans for all new construction involving the occupancies, listed in division (A)(1) above, shall show the location of fire hydrants on both public and private property as approved by the Fire Chief and the City Engineer before any actual construction is undertaken.
(3) Hydrant location and standards are as follows:
(a) All hydrants are to be installed according to city standards.
(b) No portion of a building of any occupancy listed in division (A)(1) above shall be located more than 300 feet from a hydrant.
(c) Fire hydrants shall be located apart from buildings and fully accessible from paved driveways and fire lanes.
(4) Access to fire hydrants required by division (A)(1) above shall not be required for sites whose structures total less than 2,000 square feet unless constituting or declared a high hazard occupancy by the Fire Chief of the city.
(Prior Code, § 14-136)
(B) (1) The proper size for water mains located on public or private property which supply fire hydrants for occupancies listed in division (A)(1) above shall be approved by the city.
(2) The City Engineer shall approve no water main supplying fire hydrants for occupancies listed in division (A)(1) above which is less than six inches in diameter.
(Prior Code, § 14-137)