Fire Hydrant Testing
Municipal water systems are constantly being impacted by improvements, deterioration, changes in usage, and even water district maintenance activities which may affect zone valve settings. As a result it is important to annually test all fire hydrants to determine what their capabilities would be in an emergency. It is the responsibility of the property owner to have all the fire hydrants located on his/her property tested once every year in accordance with NFPA 25.
Regular hydrant testing is a significant component of a district’s water supply program. Some Central Oregon districts have started enforcing hydrant test regulations. Flow test data also provides necessary field information so that water service planners, Fire Departments and Water Departments can accurately estimate the capabilities of water mains.
In addition to determining fire flows, testing can uncover a number of mechanical problems from valves that don’t operate properly to leaks and even pump damaging debris flowing from hydrants. It is important to uncover problems and address them before the hydrant is needed in an emergency.
FirePro can provide Fire Hydrant Inspection and water flow calculations for any fire hydrant. We’ll register the test and file all paperwork required to maintain your compliance.
FirePro professionals are ready to support your Central Oregon organization’s fire protection systems and service requests 24 hours a day. Call now for more information about Fire Hydrant inspection, testing, and maintenance in Central Oregon.