A hydrant maintenance program can improve a Utility’s ISO rating and is a visible sign to the public that the utility is working to protect their property and personal safety.
Water quality can improve when incorporated into an organized flushing program. Our Hydrant Maintenance and Assessment program is conducted to AWWA standards and can be tailored to meet the needs of any Utility.
R&M’s Program Includes:
- Location of fire hydrant
- Verify nozzle height for proper ground clearance
- Determine main valve and hose/pumper nozzle sizes
- Perform seal test
- Conduct flow test (excluding residuals)
- Obtain GPS coordinates of hydrant and isolation valve
- Present information in a user friendly data base
- Provide recommended repair/replacement action
- Locate/exercise isolation valve
- Catalog make, model, and year of hydrant manufacture
- Lubricate operating nut area/nozzle outlets using F.D.A. approved lubricant
- Check for main valve leakage
- Record static pressure
- Document operational deficiencies and/or miscellaneous findings
- Report out of service hydrants immediately to the Utility
Upper and/or lower barrel repairs, installation of extensions to adjust for grade, replacement of bonnet and/or bottom flange bolts, placement of hydrant I.D. tag, leak sounding at each hydrant location, sub-foot GPS coordinates.