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Fire Hydrant Installation, Maintenance, and Fees: an MTAS Survey

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Reviewed Date: May 12, 2017

Original Author: 
Adams-O'Brien, Frances
Date Created: 
Apr 30, 2013


Subjects:
Fire--Equipment--Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Installation, Maintenance, and Fees: an MTAS Survey

Summary: 
Eight cities were asked several questions about fire hydrants and the utility districts to which they are attached.

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April 2013

City & Contact Utility District (Water) Are there fire hydrants attached to the UD’s water lines? Is there a fee from the UD for the hydrants? How much are the fees and what are the details of the fee agreement? Who maintains the fire hydrants? Who pays for installation of new hydrants?
Harrogate – Finance Officer Debra England (423) 869-0211 Arthur-Shawanee Utility District Yes No N/A The UD The UD
Morrison – Fire Chief Mark Parker (931) 635-2363 West Warren Utility District
Yes No N/A The UD Usually the UD, but there are occasions when the city pays for part of it
Red Bank – Fire Chief Mark A. Mathews (423) 877-7252 Two UDs - Tennessee American and Hixson Yes Tennessee American – No
Hixson – Yes
(Private Utility companies cannot charge for fire hydrants according to state law)
Hixson –
$50 per year per hydrant. There are 55 hydrants
The UD Tennessee American usually pays
With Hixson the city pays, unless it’s a new development then the developer pays
White House - Fire Chief Joe C. Palmer (615) 672-5338 White House Utility District
Yes No N/A The UD Usually developers, whoever requests them pays for them
Eagleville – Fire Chief Rick Parks (615)274-2922 Consolidated Utility District
Yes No N/A The UD Not sure, but upgrading all of the hydrants in the city limits is being considered right now
Millersville – Fire Chief Thomas King (615) 859-0880 White House Utility District
Yes No N/A The UD Usually the developers of new neighborhoods
Pegram – Fire Chief Brent Stuart (615) 646-6800 Three UDs - Second South, Harpeth Valley, and River Road Yes No N/A The UD The UD or sometimes developers
Sunbright – Fire Chief Joey Stringfield (423) 628-5316 Plateau Utility District Yes No N/A The UD The UD


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