[Adopted 3-16-1982 by Ord. No. 555-82 as Sec. 6-10 of the 1982 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 177 of the 1993 Code)]
No person other than Township personnel, fire company personnel and water company personnel, unless authorized by the water company, is permitted to operate or take water from any public or private fire hydrant for street sprinkling, flushing sewers, stormwater drains or for building construction or any purposes other than fire protection purposes.
Unusual use of fire hydrants may be permitted for other purposes when special permission is obtained from the water company in writing. Permits to use hydrants shall not be issued during cold weather, more particularly the period from December 1 to April 1, but is not limited thereto. The water company shall permit such special use pursuant to its own regulations.
No wrenches of any sort, other than the one supplied with the permit, shall be used for opening or closing hydrants. The water company shall supply the Department of Public Works, the Police Department and the Township Fire Companies with the necessary wrenches to be retained permanently for their respective use.
Anyone using a hydrant shall display his or her permit if requested.
No attachment of any sort shall be left connected to a hydrant except when it is in actual use. No hydrants shall be left unattended while attachments are connected during the time it is in use. The hydrant shall be shut, attachments removed, caps replaced and left in readiness for instant use when unattended.