[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 9-26-1979 as Ch. 13, Art. I, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall open any of the city's fire hydrants without having first obtained a written permit to do so from the Chief of the Bureau of Fire. Such permit shall be issued on the written condition, which shall be embodied in the permit, and to which the party receiving it shall subscribe, that the recipient of such permit will be liable for any damage which may be caused either to the hydrant or the streets or sidewalks or the adjacent property by reason of the opening of the hydrant by himself, his agent or employee. Such permit shall be issued subject to such arrangements as the individual receiving the same may make with the corporation from which the city now or hereafter may contract for water. The city shall not assume any liability for any water used out of a public fire hydrant other than for such water as may be used for city purposes as enumerated in the contract between the city and the corporation with which it contracts for water.
No person shall permit any obstruction or material to remain within such close proximity to any public fire hydrant so as to interfere with access to and the free use of such hydrant by the Bureau of Fire.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maliciously, willfully or wantonly break, stop-up or open the spouts of any of the public hydrants which the city has the right to use or otherwise injure or damage such hydrants.