How to conduct fire flow assessments for your water distribution system

Avoid the mistake of having a poorly thought-out fire protection plan

‘For centuries, water has been used to extinguish fires. The inexpensiveness and availability of water are the primary factors leading to its widespread use. But, not only must water be available for fire protection, it must be available in adequate supply. As a result, the question must be asked, how much water is necessary to be considered an adequate supply for fire protection?’

 (Milke, J.A. 1980. How Much Water Is Enough? The International Fire Chief (March), pp. 21–24.)

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How to understand water age within your water distribution network

Safeguarding the quality of your treated water

Water age is an important performance indicator to many utilities because excessive age can cause problems with disinfection by-products (DBPs).

The water age refers to the time it takes for water to travel from a water source to consumers and is influenced by water distribution system flow velocities and pipe lengths. Continue reading “How to understand water age within your water distribution network”