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Rule 3745-95-09 | Requirements for yard hydrants.


(A) Yard hydrants with weep holes.

(1) Yard hydrants with weep holes used for human consumption installed on a public water system are prohibited unless the weep holes are sealed.

(2) Yard hydrants with weep holes not used for human consumption installed on a public water system, and those installed on a consumer's water system, shall have an appropriate backflow prevention assembly on the service line to protect the public water system. Yard hydrants with weep holes installed on public water systems shall be clearly labeled as "non-potable" or "not for human consumption."

(B) Sanitary yard hydrants that do not have weep holes, such as those that meet the requirements of the "American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) standard 1057, Performance Requirements for Freeze Resistant Yard Hydrants with Backflow Protection" (2001), are not prohibited provided:

(1) The device is acceptable to the public water system to which it will be connected; and

(2) Any other applicable backflow prevention and cross-connection control requirements of this chapter are met.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 6109.04
Amplifies: 6109.03, 6109.04, 6109.13
Five Year Review Date: 1/31/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 2/15/1951, 11/26/1980, 10/1/2006