Senate Bill 1386 - Protecting Fire Hydrant System Funding

February 25, 2020

Summary:

Water agencies that own and operate fire hydrant systems are facing recently filed lawsuits that seek to eliminate their ability to charge the residents and businesses they serve for the costs associated with the fire hydrant systems.  Senate Bill 1386 will protect fire hydrant system funding - while preventing additional cost and financial burdens to individual fire protection agencies that could range from the hundreds of thousands of dollars to the millions of dollars by enacting a statement declarative of existing law relating to the property-related nature of the hydrant systems.