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74.415 Commissioners may consider installation of fire hydrants on new or extended water lines. (1) The commissioners of a water district, or the governing body of a water association referred to in KRS 74.012(1), in order to provide adequate means of fire protection, <br>may consider the installation of fire hydrants on new or extended water lines within <br>their area. They may investigate the availability of supplementary funding to pay the <br>incremental costs of line sizing and hydrant installation. The commissioners or <br>governing body shall not eliminate fire hydrants from new or extended water lines <br>unless they determine that hydrants are not feasible. Their analysis shall include <br>consideration of the incremental costs of adequately sized pipe and associated <br>pumps and towers, and the benefits of real estate development, water sales, the <br>availability of fire protection insurance, and the reduced fire insurance premiums <br>which may result from the installation of hydrants at specified intervals. (2) If a private real estate subdivision developer has not included adequately sized pipe and fire hydrants in his development plan, the commissioners of a water district or <br>the governing body of a water association which has the capacity to supply adequate <br>water for fire hydrants shall require, at the time the developer applies for permission <br>to hook into the district's water lines, an analysis by the developer of the <br>incremental cost of hydrants and piping adequately sized for hydrants, the effect of <br>hydrants on the cost and availability of fire protection insurance, and conclusions as <br>to why the installation of hydrants is not feasible. Effective: July 14, 1992 <br>History: Amended 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 122, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992. -- Created 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 146, sec. 1(2).