Town of Grand Island, NY
Erie County
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A. 
The following procedure shall apply for all applications for private fire protection or large service hydrants:
(1) 
The applicant shall submit three copies of the plumbing schematics or plan, showing the proposed service location and size. The schematics or plan shall be signed and sealed by a licensed professional engineer or registered architect.
(2) 
All applications and plans submitted shall contain such information as required by the Town Engineer or his or her designee.
(3) 
If a combination fire and domestic service is requested, the necessary requirements will be as follows:
(a) 
Approval in writing from a qualified representative of a fire rating organization or underwriter.
(b) 
Verification that the necessary pressures will be available to the fire system when the domestic service is being used at peak capacity.
(c) 
Proper installation of a certified detector check fitting at the prescribed location as not to be affected by domestic flow.
(d) 
Proper check system or backflow prevention devices on domestic service.
(e) 
Disinfecting methods as mandated by the New York State Health Department, Bureau of Water Supply, and necessary pressure testing of the system.
(f) 
All work shall be done by a qualified sprinkler company, and work on domestic service shall be done by a licensed plumber.
(g) 
Other criteria as promulgated by the Town Engineer or his or her designee.
B. 
Upon receipt of written application and payment of all applicable fees for private fire-protection service made by the owner or occupant of any property abutting on the street, the owner will install the water service connection tee and valve at his expense.
If a hydrant is installed on a private fire-protection service line, such hydrant shall be located on the owner's or occupant's property and installed by him at his expense. However, the Town reserves the right to approve the type of hydrant and the manner of installation before service is approved. Hydrants shall be installed on all public water mains at a spacing not to exceed 500 feet or as otherwise required by the Town Engineer or his or her designee.