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City of Passaic, NJ
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 5-18-1978 as Ord. No. 482-78. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 139.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
WATER SYSTEM
Any fire hydrant, gate valve or appurtenance belonging to or forming part of the publicly owned water distribution system which is operated by the Passaic Valley Water Commission, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:62-108 et seq.
B. 
Number; gender. Whenever, in describing or referring to any person, matter or thing, any word importing the singular number or masculine gender is used, the same shall be understood to include and to apply to several persons as well as to one person and to females as well as males and to several matters and things as well as to one matter or thing.
A person shall be guilty of disorderly conduct if he:
A. 
Shall, at any time or in any manner, open or operate any fire hydrant, gate valve or other appurtenance of the water system or tamper with or damage any part of the water system or destroy or cause to be removed any part of the water system.
B. 
Has in his possession or on his person any hydrant or hydrant part belonging to Passaic Valley Water Commission.
C. 
Opens or operates, turns on, turns off, interferes with, attaches any pipe or hose to or connects anything with any fire hydrant, gate valve or other appurtenance of the water system or in any manner molests or interferes with same.
D. 
Destroys, defaces, damages, injures or removes any part or parts of a fire hydrant, gate valve or other appurtenance of the water system.
This chapter shall not be construed to apply to any duly authorized employee of the Passaic Valley Water Commission or to any duly authorized employee of the City of Passaic who shall:
A. 
Open or operate any fire hydrant, gate valve or other appurtenance of the water system or remove any part of the water system.
B. 
Have in his possession or on his person any hydrant or hydrant part belonging to Passaic Valley Water Commission.
C. 
Turn on, turn off, attach any pipe or hose to or connect anything with any fire hydrant, gate valve or other appurtenance of the water system.
D. 
Remove any part or parts of the fire hydrant, gate valve or other appurtenance of the water system in the performance of his duties as such employee.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Section IV, Penalties, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III. For current penalty provisions, see Ch. 1, Art. II.