(5) 507.5 Fire Hydrant Issues Systems
Where a portion of the facility or building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction is more than 400 feet (122 m) from a hydrant on a fire apparatus access road, as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the facility or building, on-site fire hydrants and mains shall be provided where required by the fire code official.
- For Group R-3 and Group U occupancies, the distance requirement shall be 600 feet (183 m).
- For buildings equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) or (C)(3)(a)(ii)(903.3.1.2) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code, the distance requirement shall be 600 feet (183 m).
Private fire service mains and water tanks shall be periodically inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with NFPA 25 as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code at the following intervals:
(i) Private fire hydrants (all types): Inspection annually and after each operation; flow test and maintenance annually.
(ii) Fire service main piping: Inspection of exposed, annually; flow test every 5 years.
(iii) Fire service main piping strainers: Inspection and maintenance after each use.