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Hydrant Use
 

 
1. Hydrant Permits For Tank Trucks or Hydrant Connections Greater Than 1-Inch:
 
  A backflow preventer or certified (by Water Authority personnel) air gap will be required for all water taken from hydrants served by the Clifton Park Water Authority for uses in this category.  These uses include, but are not restricted to, hydroseeding, paving, construction, dust control, pressure washing, and sewer flushing.
 
    A. Tank Trucks:  Tank trucks less than 1500 gallons will require a yearly permit with an associated fee of $350.00 per permit.  Tank trucks greater than 1500 gallons will also require a yearly permit with an associated fee of $700.00 per permit.  All permitted trucks shall be required to produce on demand, Water Authority issued permits whenever they are drawing water from system hydrants.  These trucks shall also be clearly marked with the company name for easy identification.
 
B. All other uses require a yearly permit fee of $500.00.
    C. Contractor to provide Clifton Park Water Authority approved backflow preventer where necessary, and must have this equipment inspected by Water Authority personnel annually.
D. All permits expire on March 1st of the year following permit issue.
 
E. Hydrant use is restricted to designated hydrants as specified by the Clifton Park Water Authority.
 
F. Upon discovery of backflow preventer malfunction, the permit holder is required to notify the Water Authority immediately.  Failure to do so may result in revocation of hydrant permit.
 
2. Ten Day Temporary Permit :
 
The Clifton Park Water Authority will provide gate valve and backflow preventer for temporary use; 10-day maximum, 1-day minimum.  Uses allowed include, but are not limited to special events, filling commercial swimming pools, and commercial street sweeping activities.
 
A. Administration fee will be $50.00 per day to be paid at time of application.
 
B. Permit is valid for specified hydrant only.  Use is limited to permit holder or specified agent of permit holder.
 
C. The Clifton Park Water Authority reserves the right to deny any applicant a temporary permit for any reason.
 
3. Ten Day Temporary Permit – ¾” Adapter:
 
A hydrant adapter to ¾”, gate valve, and backflow preventer will be supplied by the Clifton Park Water Authority for temporary use; 10-day maximum, 1-day minimum.  Uses allowed include, but are not limited to masonry work, mortar mixing, and pressure washing.
 
A. Administration fee will be $25.00 per day to be paid at time of application.
 
B. Permit is valid for specified hydrant only. Use is limited to permit holder or specified agent of permit holder.
 
C. The Clifton Park Water Authority reserves the right to deny any applicant a temporary permit for any reason.
 
Hydrant Use Violations
 
Fines for violation of these regulations will be assessed as follows:
 
1st Violation -   $250.00
2nd Violation -  $500.00
3rd Violation -   Revocation of permit and all hydrant use privileges.
 
Once permit is revoked, any use of hydrants on the Clifton Park Water Authority’s system shall be considered theft of service and criminal charges will result.