Section 27-59 Fire protection facilities--On private property.
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
(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.