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Hydrant Management

Hydrant Management

A new replacement hydrant can cost more than 20 times the cost of simply servicing an existing hydrant and strategically replacing any defective components.

Fire hydrants are one of the most crucial water distribution assets serving the public. Exposed to the elements and unused for long periods of time, hydrants are expected to work perfectly in emergencies and deliver a steady volume of water to help extinguish a life-threatening events. However, based on Wachs Water Services inspections, as many as 14% of hydrants located in North American municipalities are operationally deficient in some way, with some hydrants completely nonfunctional and out of service. Properly maintaining and managing fire hydrants ensures they will operate correctly when they are needed--and safeguard precious lives and valuable property in emergencies.

Verify the operational status all the fire hydrants located in your water distribution system with hydrant maintenance programs from Wachs Water Services. Hydrant maintenance services inspect, repair, maintain, and manage the thousands of fire hydrants within water distribution systems, flushing and testing fire hydrants at regular intervals, and recording accurate hydrant location data, operational capabilities and flow rate, maintenance history, and current functional status into water GIS (geographic information systems) and CMMS (computerized maintenance management systems) for quick retrieval and analysis.

The emerging industry leader in fire hydrant repair and renewal, Wachs Water Services offer unmatched experience and expertise with all fire hydrants types, models, operational conditions, and geographic locations. Fire hydrant repair and rehabilitation services from Wachs Water Services are the most cost-effective way to retain and extend the operational life of thousands of fire hydrants in a typical water distribution system, saving utilities millions of dollars in unnecessary replacement expenses, and enabling utilities to redirect those funds and resources toward capital investments needed for revitalizing other water infrastructure assets.

Benefits of Hydrant Management Programs:

  • Exact location and operability of water main hydrants are identified
  • Hydrants operate as designed
  • Improved water quality
  • Verification of proper pressure levels for fire protection
  • Significantly less cost to service a hydrant vs replacement
  • Better manage water main replacement and rehabilitation programs

Wachs Water Services Hydrant Management Programs Include:

  • Condition assessment
  • Flow testing
  • Hydrant repair
  • Hydrant flushing programs
  • Unidirectional flushing programs
  • Field data capture

 


 

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Wachs Water Services is the leading provider of water distribution system asset management solutions that significantly improve efficiency and network control. Our specialized approach combines condition assessment and rehabilitation services for valves, hydrants and water mains with the capture and integration of critical water asset GIS information. We provide the expertise, equipment and personnel to locate, assess, operate and document virtually any water asset.