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(A) No person shall take water from any fire hydrant except for fire purposes, or with written permission of the city.
(B) It shall be expressly understood and agreed by and between the parties receiving public or private fire service and the city that the city does not assume any liability as insurers of property or persons; and that the agreement does not contemplate any special service, pressure, capacity or facility, other than the ordinary or changing conditions of the city water system which exist from day to day. The city hereby declares, and it is agreed by the consumer, that the city shall be free and exempt from any and all claims for injuries to persons or property by reason of fire, water, or failure to supply water, pressure or capacity.
(C) There shall be filed as part of each application for public or private fire service (and, if required, of all applications for special services or supplies) full details, plans or copies thereof, showing the location of all pipes, valves and hose connections.
(D) (1) All fire connection lines for standpipes and sprinkler systems, or related fire protection needs, shall be installed at the expense of the customer, whether public or private. The city shall, in all cases, make the tap to the main (or install the tee) and shall provide the service to and including a valve, said valve being located in a curb box on the side of the street, or within the street. The fee to be charged by the city to the customer for the service connection from the main to, and including, the valve and box shall be fixed by resolution of City Council.
(2) Fire connection fees are set by the most recent fee schedule, as amended from time to time and which is on file in the city offices.
(E) The fire line from the above mentioned valve into the property shall be at the expense of the customer, and shall be installed by the customer or his or her agent, unless the city shall agree to make such installation for costs as may be agreed upon. All such lines shall be maintained at the expense of the customer outside of public rights-of-way.
(F) The fire service connection from the main, through and including the curb box and valve, and all portions of the service which are within public rights-of-way, shall be and remain the property of the city, and shall be accessible to and under its control.
(G) The city may, if it so elects, provide a domestic water service off a fire service line, if the service is for the same customer. The city shall, in such cases, provide all extra valving necessary for proper functioning in case of fire service shut-off.
(H) All hydrants shall be furnished at the customer’s expense, including all pipes and valves. All hydrants shall meet city specifications, except that nozzle threads may be as requested by the political subdivision in which the hydrant is to be located. All hydrants in public rights-of-way shall be maintained and owned by the city.
(Ord. 1179, passed 2-5-1973; Ord. 1256, passed 5-5-1980; Res. 10-02, passed 1-18-2010) Penalty, see § 51.99