Water supply systems for fire protection
Evaluating municipal water supply systems
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers worked together to evaluate trends and technologies related to municipal water supply systems. Special focus areas included interoperability, backup and redundant water supply systems, and critical infrastructure protection.
Read these reports to understand how an effective water supply system can enhance fire protection and help prevent large loss fires.
- Water Supply Systems and Evaluation Methods Volume I Water Supply Systems Concepts PDF 2.6 MB. Discusses water system anatomy, water distribution system design concepts, water quality, consumer consumption and needed fire flow, alternative water supply systems, fire department water supply officer, water supply and effective fire protection, and emergency water supplies.
- Water Supply Systems and Evaluation Methods Volume II Water Supply Evaluation Methods PDF 4.8 MB. Covers the evaluation of municipal water supply systems, water system hydraulics, storage capacity, water supply system computer modeling, and establishing a community program to document effective water supplies for fire protection.
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