[R.O. 2008 §705.1000; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
Water shall be provided for fire fighting by the Department of Public Safety or through private fire connections without charge.
[R.O. 2008 §705.1010; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
Fire hydrants shall be installed in all mains as required by the City Manager or his/her authorized representative.
Fire hydrants shall conform to all specifications of the City and the American Waterworks Association and shall be spaced so that no property is more than three hundred (300) feet in distance from a hydrant.
Relocation of a fire hydrant located on a City right-of-way or easement may be made by the Water Department upon written request of an owner of property adjacent to said hydrant and the deposit of the estimated cost of relocation, plus overhead, with the Water Department. Provided, the Water Department reserves the right to refuse to relocate the fire hydrant if, in its opinion, such relocation would be detrimental to the safety, convenience or protection potential of the hydrant.
[R.O. 2008 §705.1020; Ord. No. 6776 §§1 — 2, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 7102 §§1 — 2, 4-13-2009]
Private fire connections for sprinkler systems or other fire protection devices may be installed and maintained at the entire cost and expense of the owner of the premises. Said services shall be used exclusively for the extinguishment of fires and will not be metered, but will be charged as provided in Article II (Rates and Charges) of Chapter 705.
All materials for such private fire connections must be approved by the City Manager or his/her authorized representative and the service must be provided with suitable valves, including backflow device, outside the building under the exclusive control of the Water Department.
All sprinkler pipes and other fire connection pipes shall be so placed as to be readily inspected. If concealed or arranged with other pipes so as not to be readily inspected, or if any unauthorized connections are made or are in existence, a meter shall be installed at the expense of the customer.
No private fire connections shall be made on water mains of less than six (6) inches diameter.
The City Water Department does not assume liability as an insurer of property or persons and the installation of a private fire connection does not guarantee, provide or entitle the owner that any special service, pressure, capacity or facility will be provided or maintained. All private fire service shall be subject to the ordinances and changing conditions of the City as the same exist day to day.