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Water Tanks and Standpipes for Fire Protection and Domestic Supply

Issue 1 and Volume 55.

Water Tanks and Standpipes for Fire Protection and Domestic Supply The problem of maintaining water pressure for fire protection and furnishing an ample supply for domestic use has been practically solved by the installation of standpipes of large capacity, and elevated tanks to supplement pumping to force water at all times to heights above the city datum at cousidcrable cost and strain on the machinery employed. The standpipe not only reduces pumping, but in many cases allows its complete suspension during the night, thus effecting a large saving in the cost of fuel, attendance and wear. For municipal service a tank should be of sufficient capacity to store the water used during the hours when the pumps arc shut down and also leave at all times sufficient water in the tank to supply one or more fire streams for a reasonable period of time. It is claimed that 50 gallons…

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