WVC 8 - 19 - 22
§8-19-22. Identification requirement for fire hydrants that are
inoperable or unavailable for use in emergency
(a) The owner or operator of a fire hydrant or any device
having the appearance of a fire hydrant that is located in a place
that an entity responsible for providing fire suppression services
in a fire emergency would expect a fire hydrant to typically be
located, shall mark the fire hydrant or device, as set out in
subsection (b) of this section, if the owner or operator has actual
knowledge that the fire hydrant or device is inoperable or is
unavailable for use by an entity providing fire suppression
services in a fire emergency.
(b) To mark the fire hydrant or device, the owner or operator
of the fire hydrant or device shall:
(1) Paint the fire hydrant or device black if the fire hydrant
or device is inoperable or unavailable for use; or
(2) Place a black tarp over the fire hydrant or device if the
device is temporarily inoperable or temporarily unavailable for use
in a fire emergency, for a period not to exceed fourteen days.
(c) For the purposes of this section, the word "inoperable"
means a fire hydrant that does not produce water flow when
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session