[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 88.
Having fire hydrants in good repair and optimal working condition is essential in order to prevent damage by fire and to protect property and lives.
Use of fire hydrants by unauthorized persons may damage the fire hydrants, harm the water supply, allow pollutants to enter the water supply and/or compromise the ability of fire fighters and other rescue workers to prevent damage by fire and protect property and lives, and such use should be prohibited.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- To take water from, drain or connect with by hose, other equipment or otherwise.
- To allow water to pass from any fire hydrant or to allow water or any other substance to enter the water system through any fire hydrant.
Only the following individuals, while acting within the scope of their duties, are authorized to open or discharge fire hydrants within the Town of Queensbury:
Emergency personnel, including volunteers such as fire fighters, fire commissioners, paramedics, rescue workers and others similarly charged with the protection of lives and/or property;
State, county and/or Town highway employees;
Town of Queensbury Water Department employees;
Town of Queensbury Wastewater Department employees; and
Any persons specifically authorized, in writing, by the Town of Queensbury Water Department, which authorization shall specify the terms and conditions of the authority granted.
It shall be unlawful for anyone other than as authorized in § 85-3 above to open, discharge or connect in any fashion to a fire hydrant located in the Town of Queensbury.
A person convicted of violating this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 and/or imprisonment for a period of not more than 60 days.