A.   Authority To Operate; Obstructing Access: It shall be unlawful for any person, except one duly authorized by the city, to open, close, operate, turn on, turn off, interfere with, attach any pipe or hose to or connect anything with any fire hydrant or auxiliary valve belonging to the city. Further, it shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct the access to any fire hydrant by placing around or thereon any stone, brick, lumber, dirt or other material, or to wilfully or carelessly injure the same. (2003 Code § 9-01-32)
   B.   Damaging Hydrants: Any person who shall wilfully or carelessly run any vehicle against a fire hydrant, or draw or attempt to draw water therefrom, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to penalty as provided in title 1, chapter 4 of this code, and be liable for all damages done to said hydrant. (2003 Code § 9-01-32; amd. 2012 Code)