The rural idyll is not always what it seems. Remote buildings are often not connected to mains services. They can be miles away from the nearest water source, leaving them particularly vulnerable if a fire breaks out. Agricultural buildings, which may house machinery, animal feed or livestock, are subject to building regulations. This is where a sprinkler tank comes in.
If there is no piped water on site, building owners are required to take action. Firefighters may need access to additional water in the event of an emergency. Farmers and agricultural building owners are therefore obliged to have a charged static water tank of at least 45,000 litres capacity.
You may think having a pond or stream nearby would mitigate this need. However, it too needs to hold 45,000 litres of water – all year round. Not only that, easy access and a hard standing is required. This is to allow a fire appliance to easily access the water.
Safeguarding agricultural buildings
If you own agricultural buildings, a static water or sprinkler tank will give you peace of mind. Farm machinery is not cheap, and the loss of livestock and crops can ruin a business. Serious barn fires are, thankfully, rare. But, when they do occur, having water on site makes it much easier to tackle.
Nationwide Water Solutions supplies and installs sprinkler tanks across the UK. Its tanks can be custom made and are available in a range of materials – from galvanised steel to concrete – as well as different shapes and sizes. They are suitable for above or below ground. As well as supplying sprinkler tanks, Nationwide Water Solutions offers a wide range of maintenance, repair and refurbishment services. It is one of the most experience fire tank experts in the UK. So, if you already have a fire tank, they are good people to call if you get a problem.
Nationwide Water Solutions
For further information visit Nationwide Water Solution’s website. It outlines all the services available, including annual independent inspections. Free site visits can be arranged for those who need expert advice about the siting and type of tank required.