Water Supply Industry Interpretations and Advice

  • Area of Interest : Backflow prevention
  • Topic : Fluid category
  • Title : Private hydrants used exclusively for fire fighting purpose
  • Clause Reference : Schedule 2 paragraph 15 & G15.3
  • Reference Number : B60
  • Decision Date : June 2014

In the case of private fire hydrant used exclusively for fire fighting purposes, a site specific risk assessment will be needed to determine the actual level of risk posed.Following a risk assessment, such hydrants may be categorised as a fluid category 2 risk.