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9-1-12: FIRE HYDRANTS 1 :
   A.   Installation, Maintenance And Removal: Fire hydrants may be installed on private property only with the written approval of the water manager. All fire hydrants, whether on private or public property, must meet the requirements of the city's subdivision title. Hydrants on private property will be maintained by the utility at the cost of the property owner and will be used only in case of fire, except as provided in subsection B of this section. If the property owner fails to pay the cost of maintaining any such fire hydrant, or if it is used for an unauthorized purpose, the water to the hydrant will be shut off. It will not be turned on again until all costs, including a reasonable fee for turning the water off and on, have been paid. In the event the water is shut off because of unauthorized use, the manager may, in the manager's discretion, remove the fire hydrant or require that the water to the fire hydrant be metered at the expense of the property owner.
(1979 Code § 14.20.010; amd. 1999 Code)
   B.   Temporary Private Water Service:
      1.   Authorized When: Water service may be supplied to a private person through a public or private fire hydrant, or through other connections designed primarily for the use of the city, only upon issuance of a special written permit by the manager, after a determination by him that it is impractical to render the desired service through any other means. Nothing except temporary service for a period of not more than sixty (60) days may be rendered through such facilities, but such permits may be renewed by the manager for successive periods upon a showing that the necessity for such service continues without the fault or neglect of the consumer. Permits may be revoked for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the utility or the ordinances of the city. Such service may be rendered only through facilities and connections approved and connected by the division. Such facilities and connections shall be so designed and installed as to permit the use of the fire hydrant or other connection for public use for its primary purpose with a minimum of delay in making required adjustments.
(1979 Code § 14.20.020; amd. 1999 Code)
      2.   Application: Application for the use of water from fire hydrants or other connections shall be made upon forms furnished by the division, stating the purpose for which the water is to be used and the justification for issuance of a permit. The division will furnish equipment to place the hydrant in use, including hydrant gate valves, hydrant water meters, hose and hydrant wrench. A deposit in the amount of the value of any equipment provided by the division must accompany the application and will be refunded upon return of the equipment. The hydrant must be operated in accordance with the instructions and the rules and regulations of the division. Only hydrant wrenches approved by the division shall be used in operating the hydrant. Any damage to the fire hydrant or the equipment of the utility will be charged to the applicant and may be deducted from his deposit.
(1979 Code § 14.20.030; amd. 1999 Code)
   C.   Prohibited Acts:
      1.   Unauthorized Possession Of Keys: It is unlawful for any person, without authority, to have in his possession any wrench for a fire hydrant or a gate key for a water gate valve.
(1979 Code § 14.20.040)
      2.   Obstruction; Parking: It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle within fifteen feet (15') of any fire hydrant, or to place any goods or materials or to plant any trees, plants, flowers or shrubs within ten feet (10') of any fire hydrant, or to in any way interfere with or impede the free access of the fire department to any fire hydrant.
(1979 Code § 14.20.050; amd. Ord. 2005-26, 4-19-2005)



1. See also subsection 9-1-6G of this chapter.