Our fire water demand capacity is 60,000 gallons, but our current water tank storage capacity is 30,000 gallons. We don't have any space near our current fire water storage tank.
Is it possible to make another (second) tank with a capacity of 30,000 gallons and connect it to the old tank through pipe?
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James M Evans
3/3/2021 11:10:58 am
This is a good question. The real problem with this is getting the water from the second tank to the pump. Due to requirements about the suction vortex plate and sucking in debris from the bottom of the tank, the second tank could not be connected to the first tank.
3/3/2021 11:11:09 am
3/3/2021 11:55:50 am
Possible - Yes, can be very tricky and very expensive. How old is the existing tank? Will the tank be able to be place with similar elevations?
3/3/2021 05:26:06 pm
It is generally a good idea to have two half-size tanks. During cleaning or other maintenance, you only lose half of your fire protection capacity.
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