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 Inspection Bureau.

    (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 without interest.

    (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)