Valley of the Moon Water District serving the Valley since 1962

 

Fire-Flow Needs

Fire-flow: The term firefighters use to describe how much water can be delivered by a water system through one or more hydrants to fight a fire at a specific location or to state the optimum amount (standard) of water flow firefighters require for a theoretical fire at a specific location. The former is determined by a pipe's size, pressure and internal condition and the latter is based on standards developed over years of experience. To meet fire-flow standards, a water-distribution system must deliver large amounts of water in a short period of time, whereas for daily use, water systems provide small amounts of water on a continuing basis.

Improvements which enhance our ability to provide the required fire-flow include the installation of larger pipes, the construction of new water tanks and the installation of other equipment upgrades throughout the distribution system.