As per NFPA Standard 25 and Alberta Fire Code Part 6, all dry barrel fire hydrants have to be inspected at least once annually and after every use. The best time to inspect fire hydrants is in the spring, following a long freeze-thaw cycle, or after a use such as a fire event. It is important to have your fire hydrants inspected as per standard in order to ensure your local fire supression group has a properly functioning water supply. Fire hydrants do have parts that can wear out over time; it's important to keep up on your inspections so that wearable parts can be replaced as required.
Fire hydrants are required to be flow tested once every 5 years. This is to to ensure those system design requirements (such as minimum discharge flow and pressure) are still met at any given point across the system.
Accidents happen, that's a fact. Flow Water Services has the knowledge and the tools to make repairs to all fire hydrant makes & models in the Edmonton and surrounding areas, should there be a requirement for a fire hydrant to be repaired. Getting your hydrant back up to operating status as quickly as possible is our top priority.
Often the main underground water valves in water systems go without exercising and operation. If left un-touched, underground water valves often seize up in the last position that they were left. In order to ensure your underground water valves operate properly when you need them to, a valve operation plan is recommended.
Fire hydrants are painted certain colors for a reason. Generally they are color coded for a certain flow-rate in your municipality. If your fire hydrants are showing their age, Flow Water Services can not only have your older fire hydrant working like a new one, but we can have it looking like a new one too. Fire hydrants will be painted as per the governing municipal fire requirements, with weather resistant paint