Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-59 Fire protection facilities--On private property.
(a) The department will furnish unmetered water to supply
standpipes and sprinkler systems
at the charge established and in effect at the time as provided in division 5 of this article.
(b) The department shall tap the main for such service
upon application and deposit by the
customer of the estimated cost for labor, equipment and material plus overhead. In the event of
an underestimate, the customer will be billed for the remainder; in the event of an overestimate,
the excess will be refunded.
(c) Upon approval of the department, the customer shall
provide all materials and construct
all parts of the system from the water main tap. Fire hydrants with their associated tees, valves
and piping shall comply with department specifications and shall be installed under department
inspection at locations specified by the department.
(d) With the exception of fire hydrants, the entire system,
from the discharge side of the
valved water main tap, shall be and remain the customer's installation and the department shall
not be responsible for maintenance. Upon passing final inspection and in consideration of
perpetual upkeep and maintenance of the hydrants, ownership of the fire hydrants shall be
transferred to the city and the city shall be granted easement rights to access the hydrant in an
area around the hydrant having a minimum size of 20 ft. by 20 ft. with the hydrant centered in the
20 ft. by 20 ft. area. The customer shall make no unmetered use of this facility other than for
(Code 1964, § 15.361; Ord. No. 15628, § 1, 6-1-98; Ord. No. 16186, §
Cross reference(s)--Fire prevention and protection, Ch. 9.
(Ord. 16186, Amended, 09/20/1999, Prior Text; Ord. 15628, Amended, 06/01/1998, Prior Text)