Fire Flow Test Procedure and Safety Margins
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Georgetown Fire Department has established the following procedure for obtaining fire hydrant flow information. This procedure will provide a final flow test for water based fire protection design, and for design of private fire lines. The values received will be adjusted based on Georgetown’s water system and seasonal needs. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to use the adjusted values and meet the minimum safety margins when completing a design. Plans submitted without adjusted values will be rejected. The contractor will also be responsible for following NFPA 291 – Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants.
**Fire Flow Testing will be conducted each Monday (Excluding Holidays) if the water system and schedule allows. Requests are due by Wednesday (5:00 P.M.) of the previous week. Please allow one week for verifying hydrants and 1 week for final adjustments to flow results.**
This link can be used to locate water mains and fire hydrant locations.
Each request shall include a map with the test and flow hydrants.
A flow test date and confirmation of the hydrants to be tested will be emailed from email@example.com
On the day of the test, the requestor calls the control center to verify the pumps are off and the test can be completed (512-819-3152)
Requestor makes a flow test per NFPA 291 using the approved hydrant and record all results including; flow hydrant pitot, hydrant coefficient, test hydrant static/residual, and number and size of outlets flowing.
Requestor emails results to Fire & Life Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org with the test results and a map or sketch confirming the test and flow hydrants.
Results will be reviewed and adjusted according to the high and low tank levels of the tower supporting the hydrants.
Final results are emailed to the contractor for use with the design of the water based fire protection system. This form shall be included with the fire protection submittal.
Requestor shall complete a flow test request form online by selecting the button below: