Water for fire hydrants for the purpose of fighting fires will be furnished free of charge by the city. Installation and repairs on such hydrants shall be at the expense of the city and shall be made under the direction of the city. All customers shall grant the city, upon demand, a right of way or easement to install and maintain such hydrants on their premises if the city concludes that hydrants shall be so installed for the protection of the residents of the city. Only authorized city employees shall open or operate any fire hydrant, or attempt to draw water therefrom, without written permission from the city. All water drawn from fire hydrants for any purpose other than firefighting shall be metered with a hydrant meter supplied by the city. (1989 Code § 14-142; amd. 2007 Code)