Fire hydrants are provided for the primary purpose of extinguishing fires and shall be opened and used only by the Water Services Department and the Fire Department or such persons as may be authorized to do so by the Water Services Director. No permit shall be issued and existing permits shall be cancelled to any person who has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or whose indebtedness to the City for water used or damage to hydrants is delinquent. Every person authorized to open fire hydrants will be required to replace the caps on the outlets when such are not in use and will keep hose connections in good repair. Failure to do so will be sufficient cause to prohibit further use of the hydrants and the refusal to grant subsequent permits for the use of such fire hydrants.
37-13 General construction water—From fire hydrants; unmetered water to be estimated.
(a) When water for construction is required by a contractor, it shall be supplied through a meter wherever possible. Where an existing service connection is not available, or is of insufficient size, the contractor may apply to the Water Services Department for a fire hydrant meter. Such application may be approved subject to the applicant’s compliance with all rules and regulations established by the Water Services Department pertaining to the use of construction water from fire hydrants and the payments of applicable fees and charges.
(b) Wherever the use of unmetered water on a street, pipeline or other public improvement project is approved by the Director, it shall be the duty of the City Engineer to furnish the Water Services Department with an estimate of all unmetered water used. Such waters shall be billed to the contractor at the same rate as water taken through a fire hydrant meter. In addition there will be a charge equal to the cost plus overhead for any work performed by the City to provide construction water for the contractor.