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Ponds for Fire Protection - Site Assessment - New Hampshire
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By President Mark Davis
July 5, 2018

Ponds are one of the most common sources of static water supply used for fire protection in rural communities. Whether man-made or naturally occurring, not all ponds are suited for dry fire hydrant installation. When a pond does satisfy the parameters for dry fire hydrant installation, it is very important that the pond be inspected and maintained so that water quality and quantity remain reliable. Pond maintenance also includes the shoreline; the littoral, emergent, and riparian zones are important areas along the pond's edge that affect the health of the pond and from a fire protection perspective....the ability to use a dry fire hydrant.

While in Stratham, New Hampshire last month, we used a pond during our rural water supply seminar and we took an opportunity to shoot some descriptive video. We will post more info in the future about using ponds for fire protection.


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