1040.28  PRIVATE FIRE SERVICE PROTECTION.
   (a)   Scope.  Whenever the City provides private fire protection, any installation pertaining to the same shall be made and controlled under the provisions of this section. 
(Ord. 5.  Passed 6-17-52.)
   (b)   Installation and Specifications.  All private fire service installations shall be made in accordance with specifications, rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Department and in accordance with Chapter 1610 of these Codified Ordinances.  Such installations shall be subject to the approval of the Building Official. 
(Ord. 1990-01.  Passed 1-2-90.)
   (c)   Use of Installations.  No private fire service shall be used for any other purpose than the extinguishment of fires, or be connected in any manner with any tap that may be used for other than fire purposes. 
(Ord. 5.  Passed 6-17-52.)
   (d)   Limitations on Connections.  Because of the danger of pollution, no fire service shall have any connection with any other source of supply unless check valves are installed and approved as being adequate to prevent unsafe water from running back into City mains.  Such inspection and approval shall be by the Superintendent or such other agency of competent jurisdiction as he or she may designate.
(Ord. 1990-01.  Passed 1-2-90.)
   (e)   Testing of Facilities.  Whenever a customer desires to test any private fire service facility, he or she shall contact the Department which shall furnish a representative to witness such test and no such test shall be made without such representative being present.
   (f)   Check Valve and Meter.  The Department may, at any time, instruct a customer to install a weighted check valve in a private fire service line, which valve and the installation thereof shall be approved by the Department and shall be fitted with a by-pass on which shall be set a meter, the purpose of which shall be to indicate whether or not water is being used through this connection and also to show any leakage in the private lines.
   (g)   Seals.  All valves or connections on private fire lines shall be sealed by the Department. Whenever any of such seals are broken, the customer shall immediately notify the Department. A representative of the Department shall forthwith reseal any of such valves or connections and the cost thereof shall be charged to the customer and added to his or her next water bill.
(Ord. 5.  Passed 6-17-52.)