HERE’S WHAT COULD HAPPEN WITH A DRY HYDRANT IN A LAKE

Dry hydrant blocked by fish!

Source: CBC

Dry hydrant damaged by freezing and thawing!

Source: Municipality of Ste-Anne-des-Lacs

COMPARISON OF A DRY HYDRANT IN A WATERCOURSE OR IN A TANK

Fibreglass tanks are much more economical in the long term. Considering all the benefits associated with the purchase, installation, maintenance and durability, fibreglass tanks are a much more profitable solution.

Dry hydrant Purchase Installation Maintenance for 25 years Facts Total cost
Lake or river 2 500 $ et + 10 000 $ 25 000 $ Annual maintenance and licenses are expensive 37 500 $
Fiberglass Tanks 15 000 $ 10 000 $ 0 $ Flotation 25 000 $

MAINTENANCE-FREE, COMPARED WITH A DRY HYDRANT IN A WATERCOURSE AS A LAKE OR RIVER

Due to its waterproof and monohull nature, fibreglass tank requires no maintenance program. So, it conveniently simplifies your operations.

  • No special monitoring
  • No seal to replace
  • Total peace of mind for years to come

DRY HYDRANT IN A TANK – MYTHS AND FACTS

Myths Facts
Insufficient supply of water Virtually infinite amount of water
120 minutes of reserve (Insurance Fire Inspection Service) Excludes the water transport
Ignore budgets
Water freezes and / or becomes corrupted Temperature remains within +/- 5 degrees Celsius
Fiberglass tanks float Not with appropriate anchors
The fiberglass, it’s fragile Same standard as concrete and steel (HS-20)
A dry hydrant in a lake, it’s cheaper A dry hydrant in a lake requires much maintenance
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