Leadership

Fire Hydrant Service.

Issue 6 and Volume 1891 10.

Fire Hydrant Service. IN water-works distribution every phase of it is important. There is, however, no feature of it so important as the efficiency of the fire service. In many instances it is lacking for want of calculation as to placing of fire hydrants. It is well enough to have plenty of them, if they are in number not in excess of the delivering capacity of the mains with which they are connected, and it is better that this should be the case than that there should be too few. The improper adjustment of fire hydrant service simply embarrasses a fire department. In all calculations for a plan of distribution the fire service should receive the utmost and careful attention of the engineer in charge of the work. He should anticipate the possible demand for future growth of the town. It is easy enough to provide branches in water mains,…

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