400-07
WATERMAIN, FIRE HYDRANT AND FIRE SERVICE MAINS INSTALLATION INSPECTION

Department: PUBLIC WORKS/FIRE

Effective Date:    Sept. 1985

Supersedes:    

Prepared by:    Jim Matthew, Bob Bergstrom

Approved by:    Barbara Shinpoch

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish a policy/procedure for coordinating inspections of installation of approved water mains, fire hydrants, and fire service main projects.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

Public Works Department

Fire Department

King County Water Districts

King County Fire Districts

3.0 REFERENCES:

City Code, Title III, Chapter 2 RMC 3-7

City Code, Title IV, Chapter 35 RMC 4-6

City Code, Title VII, Chapter 9 RMC 4-5-070

4.0 POLICY:

It is City of Renton policy that all installations of water mains, fire hydrants, and fire service mains be inspected according to standards adopted by the City.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

Not applicable.

6.0 PROCEDURE:

6.1    Public Water Mains and Fire Hydrants

6.1.1    The Public Works Department and/or Water District Inspectors shall conduct all required installation inspections and shall witness all tests as specified by adopted City standards on public water mains and appurtenances. Private fire protection systems shall be inspected and tested by the Fire Department and/or Fire District.

6.1.2    The Public Works Department and/or Water District shall notify the Fire Department and/or Fire District of all new water mains and fire hydrants when accepted and placed in service.

6.1.3    Fire hydrants installed and temporarily out of service shall be identified "out of service" by a method approved by the Fire Department and/or Fire District.

6.1.4    Fire hydrants installed and placed in service shall be verified operational by the Public Works Department and/or Water District.

6.1.5    The Fire Department shall check and maintain operational records for fire hydrants according to departmental standards.

6.2    Fire Service Mains (Fire Sprinkler/Standpipe Installation)

6.2.1    The Public Works Department and/or Water District shall conduct all required installation inspections and witness tests for supply main and associated equipment under the control of the City of Renton or Water District. Installations requiring detector check or back-flow prevention shall be inspected and tested by the Public Works Department or Water District.

6.2.2    The Fire Department or Fire District shall conduct all required installation inspections and witness tests in conjunction with underground pipe from detector check or back-flow prevention to fire protection equipment.