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Only City personnel or authorized agents shall be allowed to operate City valves. This also pertains to contractor work involved with connections to the City system.
Only authorized City or County of Ventura Fire Department personnel are to operate any fire hydrant valves unless otherwise approved. In the case of the latter, the Public Works Department shall first be notified of any requirements to operate fire hydrants for training purposes. Where construction meters are installed, City personnel shall be notified when the installation is required or when discontinuance or a change in location is desired.
Where the valve(s) on any fire hydrant must be opened or closed, only approved fire hydrant wrenches shall be used.
(Ord. 1516-NS, eff. June 5, 2009)