Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15628 on 06/01/1998, Section 27-59 read as follows.

    (a) The department shall furnish and install fire hydrants on private water mains six (6) inches or larger in diameter, where adequate protection cannot be supplied by facilities located in the right-of-way; provided, however, that the property owner be responsible for keeping the hydrant constantly accessible to fire-fighting equipment.

    (b) 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.

    (c) The department shall tap the main for such service, and at the option of the customer, extend the water pipe to the property line 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.

    (d) The customer has the option of constructing all parts of the system from the water main tap and providing all materials, subject to department approval.

    (e) The entire system, from the valved water main tap, shall be and remain the customer's installation and the department shall not be responsible for maintenance. The customer shall make no use of this facility other than for fire protection.

(Code 1964, § 15.361)

     Cross reference(s)--Fire prevention and protection, Ch. 9.