Chapter 13.36


13.36.010    Installation permitted – Rate – Billings.

13.36.020    Private systems – Approval required – Standards – Application.

13.36.030    Connection lines – Separation from water supply – Prohibited acts.

13.36.040    Installation – Permit required – Requirements.

13.36.050    Damage liability.

13.36.010 Installation permitted – Rate – Billings.

Fire protection systems may be installed in the city of Oak Harbor. The rate therefor shall be per the master fee schedule adopted by resolution of city council. Billings shall be part of the water utility bill. (Ord. 1729 § 1, 2015; Ord. 1306 § 3, 2002; Ord. 1292 § 3, 2001; Ord. 1258 § 3, 2001; Ord. 1240 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1228 § 3, 2000; Ord. 1201 § 3, 1999; Ord. 1192 § 4, 1999; Ord. 1130 § 4, 1998; Ord. 403 § 36(a), 1975).

13.36.020 Private systems – Approval required – Standards – Application.

Private fire protection systems must be approved by the fire code official. They may include automatic fire sprinkler systems, standpipes, hose racks and connections, inside and outside fire hose outlets, hydrants and such other appurtenances. Automatic fire sprinkler system installations shall comply with the currently adopted version of National Fire Protection Association Standard(s) 13, 13R or 13D. Prior to system installation, application shall be made to the fire code official. Three complete sets of plans shall be submitted. The plans shall contain a list of all material to be used, valve locations and service line pipe size. (Ord. 1729 § 1, 2015; Ord. 403 § 36(b), 1975).

13.36.030 Connection lines – Separation from water supply – Prohibited acts.

Fire connection lines shall be separate from the regular water supply. No water may be withdrawn from the lines except for fire. It is unlawful for any person or firm who has a water connection for fire protection purposes to add any other connection or let water be used off the premises for which the connection is made. (Ord. 1729 § 1, 2015; Ord. 403 § 36(c), 1975).

13.36.040 Installation – Permit required – Requirements.

No installation may be made until permits applicable to the work have been issued, and the installation shall only be done according to plans approved by the fire code official. The city of Oak Harbor must be notified before any work is done on the water use detection system and the appropriate permits obtained prior to any work in the street right-of-way. The applicant shall be responsible for costs incurred on the installation of the fire protection system, including all costs of fire department permits and inspection. (Ord. 1729 § 1, 2015; Ord. 403 § 36(d), 1975).

13.36.050 Damage liability.

The city will not be responsible nor liable for any personal injury or property damage or any loss due to fire or otherwise by reason of an insufficient quantity of water and/or insufficient water pressure for any reason whatsoever. Rates established for service connections of this type are conditioned upon the premise that no liability of any nature whatsoever shall attach to the city of Oak Harbor by reason of failure of water quantity or water pressure. (Ord. 1729 § 1, 2015; Ord. 403 § 36(e), 1975).