Chapter 9 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION*
Section 9-6 Private fire hydrants.
All new and existing shipyards, oil storage plants, lumber
yards, amusement or exhibition
parks, and educational or institutional complexes and similar occupancies and uses involving
high fire or life hazards, and which are located more than one hundred fifty (150) feet from a
public street or which require quantities of water beyond the capabilities of the public water
distribution system, shall be provided with properly placed fire hydrants. Such fire hydrants shall
be capable of supplying fire flows as required by the fire official and shall be connected to a
water system in accordance with accepted engineering practices. The fire official shall designate
and approve the number and location of fire hydrants. The fire official may require the
installation of sufficient fire hose and equipment housed in accordance with the approved rules
and may require the establishment of a trained fire brigade when the hazard involved requires
such measures. Private hydrants shall not be placed into or removed from service until approved
by the fire official.
(Code 1964, § 9.1596)
Cross reference(s)--Water service, § 27-57 et seq.