Fire Protection Water Tanks
When you live in a high fire hazard, rural or unincorporated area you may be required to have a fire water tank. The water tank allows you to have a constant flow of water or fire extinguishing material so that the fire protection system will not run out of water. The amount of flow and capacity of water is very important when it comes time to extinguish a fire.
Types of fire protection water tanks come in plastic, stainless steel, and fiberglass. If you are planning a retrofit with your fire protection system and require a water tank, you may want to look at fiberglass first as you can generally build the fiberglass tank inside the facility with pieces its easier than ripping out walls.
The NFPA has established a standard NFPA 22. Which states “1.1 Scope. This standard provides the minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of tanks and accessory equipment that supply water for private fire protection, including the following: (1) Gravity tanks, suction tanks, pressure tanks, and embankment-supported coated fabric suction tanks (2) Towers (3) Foundations (4) Pipe connections and fittings (5) Valve enclosures (6) Tank filling (7) Protection against freezing.”