A.   Authorized; Conditions: 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 Public Works Director after a determination by him or her that it is impractical to render the desired service through any other means. Permits may be revoked for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the Water Department or this chapter. Such service may be rendered only through facilities and connections approved and connected by the Water Department. 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.
   B.   Private Fire Service Hydrants, Mains, And Water Tanks: Testing, inspection, maintenance, and repair of private fire hydrants shall be the responsibility of the property owner. Private fire hydrants shall be maintained in an operable condition at all times. Testing, inspection, and maintenance of private fire hydrants shall be conducted on an annual basis and after each use. The annual maintenance shall include steps as outlined in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 291 recommended practice for fire flow testing and marking of hydrants. Property owners, their agents and tenants with private hydrants shall immediately contact the Riverdale fire department at: 801-394-7481 in the event a private hydrant is damaged, malfunctions, or is otherwise "out of order". The term "immediately" means not more than twenty four (24) hours after a problem is noticed or should have been noticed in the exercise of reasonable care. Hydrants that are inoperable must be clearly marked or identified as "out of service". Repairs or other necessary efforts must be made to render the hydrant fully operational within ten (10) working days. All repair work shall be preapproved by the Riverdale City public works department and inspected and approved by Riverdale City public works department after repairs have been made. Additions, repairs, alterations and servicing shall comply with the approved standards set forth in NFPA 25. If the property owner fails to comply within the ten (10) working days, a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) will be levied against the property owner each day the hydrant remains out of service.
Every five (5) years, a fire flow test of the fire service main piping shall be conducted as outlined in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 291 recommended practice for fire flow testing and marking of hydrants. Fire flow tests shall be conducted by a person trained in the procedures specified in NFPA 291 and the conducting of the test shall be coordinated with Riverdale City public works department.
Written documentation of each of the above mentioned annual testing, inspection, and maintenance and the five (5) year fire flow tests shall be provided to the fire department upon the completion.
Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of three (3) years and shall be submitted to the Riverdale fire department in a manner and format as prescribed by the fire code official within five (5) working days after the inspections, tests, and maintenance are completed.
The barrel and bonnet of all fire hydrants, post indicator valves (PIVs), post indicator valve assemblies (PIVAs) installed for future use, or existing hydrants that are placed out of service shall be clearly marked as "OUT OF SERVICE".
   C.   Application: Application for the use of water from fire hydrants or other connections shall be made upon forms furnished by the city stating the purpose for which the water is to be used and the justification for issuance of a permit. All water shall be accounted for as directed by the public works department. The amount of water used shall be paid for as set forth in the consolidated fee schedule set forth in title 1, chapter 12 of this code. The hydrant must be operated in accordance with the instructions and the rules and regulations of the city. Only hydrant wrenches approved by the city shall be used in operating the hydrant. Any damage to the fire hydrant or the equipment of the city will be charged to the applicant. (Ord. 874, 12-15-2015)