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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.11 Division I Tampering with Fire Hydrants

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DIVISION I. WATER

Chapter 23.11
Tampering with Fire Hydrants

Sections:

23.11.010 Permit required.
23.11.020 Prohibited acts.
23.11.030 Responsibility of parent or guardian.
23.11.040 Liability of parent or guardian.

23.11.010 Permit required.

No person shall tamper with any fire hydrant without obtaining a permit to do so from the City of St. Louis Water Division. As used herein "fire hydrant" includes fire hydrants, fireplugs or other devices for connecting a fire hose to a water main. The word "tamper" shall include, but not be limited to, the removal of the cap or any other part of said device; the insertion of any object or material into said device; the application of any wrench, tool, implement or other object or material to said device; the attachment of a hose or any other instrument to said device; or the use of said device in any fashion so as to permit water to flow therefrom. This section shall not apply to the owner of said device, the agents, permittees, and employees of said owner, representatives of the City of St. Louis, or any fire fighting personnel engaged in any activity related to fire fighting or the maintenance and operation of fire fighting equipment.
(Ord. 63245 1, 1994.)

23.11.020 Prohibited acts.

No person shall in a public street or other public place play, stand or lay in water discharged from a fire hydrant unless said discharge was established by the City for said activities.
(Ord. 63245 2, 1994.)

23.11.030 Responsibility of parent or guardian.

No parent or guardian, excluding foster parents, of any unemancipated minor under eighteen years of age, in his or her care and custody, shall allow such minor to engage in conduct prohibited by Section 23.11.010 or Section 23.11.020 of this chapter.
(Ord. 63245 3, 1994.)

23.11.040 Liability of parent or guardian.

The parent or guardian, excluding foster parents, of any unemancipated minor, under eighteen years of age, in their care and custody, shall be liable for any damages caused by said unemancipated minor, as the result of a violation of Section 23.11.010 or Section 23.11.020 of this chapter, up to an amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Such liability shall not be a bar to prosecution of any other proceeding against the unemancipated minor for a violation of Section 23.11.010 or Section 23.11.020 of this chapter. If necessary, to the extent permitted by law, the unemancipated minor shall be detained by the police until the parent or guardian can be located and processed.
(Ord. 63245 4, 1994.)

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