No person except as authorized by the Superintendent of the Water Department, except the Fire Department in the discharge of its duties, shall open to take any water from any fire hydrant belonging to the city, nor shall any person in any way interfere with, injure, break or deface any fire hydrant. Any person damaging a fire hydrant or water main or any connection thereto shall notify the Water Department or the Sheriff at once, and the person responsible for the damage shall pay the cost of repairs or replacements. No private citizen shall be allowed to move a fire hydrant except for new construction. The Water Department Superintendent and Mayor would need to approve, and it would be at the owner’s expense.
(Prior Code, § 13-1-36)