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

dry hydrant in a lake dry hydrant lake or tank

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 hydrantPurchaseInstallationMaintenance for 25 yearsFactsTotal cost
Lake or river2 500 $ et +10 000 $25 000 $Annual maintenance and licenses are expensive37 500 $
Fiberglass Tanks15 000 $10 000 $0 $Flotation25 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

MythsFacts
Insufficient supply of waterVirtually infinite amount of water
120 minutes of reserve (Insurance Fire Inspection Service)Excludes the water transport
Ignore budgets
Water freezes and / or becomes corruptedTemperature remains within +/- 5 degrees Celsius
Fiberglass tanks floatNot with appropriate anchors
The fiberglass, it’s fragileSame standard as concrete and steel (HS-20)
A dry hydrant in a lake, it’s cheaperA dry hydrant in a lake requires much maintenance
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