Property owners shall be encouraged to fill swimming pools from house spigots and not from hydrants whenever possible. Property owners shall be exempt from sewer charges when installing and filling a new pool or when replacing liner that requires complete filling of the pool from the tap. The property owner must notify the Department no less than two (2) working days in advance prior to filling the pool. Upon notification, a Department employee will visit the property to determine the size of the pool. The Department employee shall use standard pool filling quantity formulas to determine how much water will be needed. That amount shall then be credited from sewer charges at the next billing. This exemption from sewer charges shall not apply to "topping off" pools, or for leaks. If it is determined that it is not feasible to fill a swimming pool from a house spigot and a nearby hydrant is available for this use, then the property owner may fill from that hydrant provided:
- The hydrant shall only be used to fill a new pool or when filling a pool that has had a new liner installed. "Topping off" a pool from a hydrant shall not be permitted.
- The Department shall be notified no less than two (2) working days prior to the pool filling.
- The property owner shall be responsible for paying the current Fire Hydrant user fee in advance in addition to the current water rate for all water that passes through the hydrant meter.
- The hydrant must be in a location so that the hose line does not cross any roads or drives in order to reach the pool.
- The property owner shall be responsible for obtaining all hose necessary to extend from the hydrant to the swimming pool.
- The pool filling shall only take place between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM.
- The property owner shall be responsible for all property damage incurred with the use of the hydrant for pool filling.
- The Department shall not be held responsible for any discolored (rusty) water discharged into the pool.