Section 27-58 Fire protection.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15628 on 06/01/1998, Section 27-58 read as follows.
(a) The department shall be responsible for furnishing and
installing fire hydrants and for
supplying water thereto in adequate pressures for fire protection purposes, everywhere within the
city that water mains have been installed by the department or accepted for ownership by the
director or council. Standards and specifications for fire protection shall be those of the Missouri
(b) The department shall not furnish nor install fire hydrants
outside the city limits. Hydrants
may be installed by property owners or other interested parties outside the city limits on water
mains distributing city water by special approval of the director and in compliance with
department specifications and under department inspection. Upon satisfactory inspection of the
hydrant or council acceptance of the water main extension complete with hydrants, the fire
hydrants shall become and remain the property of the city, in consideration of the perpetual
upkeep and maintenance; provided, that upon annexation within ten (10) years of the date of
installation and upon submitting certified cost figures to the department, the petitioner or
property owner shall be reimbursed the full labor and material cost of the fire hydrant installation
(c) During construction of water main extensions within the
city, the department shall supply
tees, valves, valve boxes, and other necessary appurtenances to fire hydrants for installation by
the petitioner or his contractor at locations designated by the director. After acceptance of the
extension by the director, the department shall furnish and install fire hydrants at these locations.
(Code 1964, § 15.360)