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The DC Code: § 34-2410.05 Private fire hydrants: determination of ownership.

Index34 Public Utilities. (Refs & Annos)
a
(1) The Mayor shall determine the ownership of a private fire hydrant through a title search. The location of a private fire hydrant on the property of a single-family dwelling is insufficient, by itself, for determining ownership under this subsection.
2
The Mayor shall notify the person identified as the owner of the private fire hydrant, in writing, that the person has been identified as the owner of the private fire hydrant and, as such, is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the private fire hydrant.
b
If the Mayor is unable to establish ownership of a private fire hydrant under subsection (a) of this section, the District shall be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the private fire hydrant.
c
This section shall not apply to private fire hydrants on the property of non-residential institutions, including colleges and universities, or on the property of the federal government or a foreign government.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-337, see notes under § 34-2410.01. DC CODE § 34-2410.05 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-337, § 6, 58 DCR 609.)