Fire Water News

  • Imagine a Day Without Water

    A day without water means no water comes out of your tap to brush your teeth. When you flush the toilet, nothing happens. Firefighters have no water to put out fires; farmers couldn’t water their crops; and doctors couldn’t wash their hands. A single nationwide day without water service would put ...

  • Coming 2017 New Water Mist Fire Protection System

    TOMCO2 Systems has specialized in quality Low Pressure CO2, High Pressure CO2, Inerting, and Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems to provide protection for virtually unlimited types of hazard areas with custom designed detection and controls. Now we are adding a new, environmentally friendly, FM Approved, Water Mist Fire Protection System to support growing needs in the ...


    By TOMCO2 Systems

  • Updated Course Explores How Water Distribution Systems Keep Customers Healthy and Safe

    Designed to explore the methods of distribution, installation, and maintenance, TargetSolutions’ Water Industry Distribution Service to Customers training course has undergone major updates, including revised content and upgraded multimedia. The 60-minute course, which is an approved technical course for continuing education, analyzes the four types of public water systems found in ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Fire safety: prevention is better than cure

    Peter Streinik, UNTHA’s head of business unit waste, recently authored an article for Recycling Today. He was asked to look at the combustible nature of materials present within typical Energy from Waste (EfW) streams, and the extent to which this makes alternative fuel production plants vulnerable to ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • All Three Grand Cayman Fire Stations Battle Mold Issues and IAQ Concerns

    Recently, the Cayman Compass published an article about challenges and health concerns at all three fire stations on Grand Cayman. According to the report, the Chief Fire Officer has informed the Legislative Assembly’s Finance Committee that mold is an issue inside of all of the fire stations on the island. A high number of sick days have been reported among the fire crews which ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Fossil Fuel-fired Power Plants can be a Positive rather than A Negative Contributor to Water Quality

    Operators of coal-fired power plants and gas turbine combined cycle power plants can utilize municipal wastewater for cooling and other needs. When they also eliminate discharges through zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology they become positive rather than negative contributors to water quality. Water lost through evaporation can be greatly reduced by heat extraction from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Water Authority of Western Nassau County NY Selects H2ONET

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart water infrastructure, today announced that the Water Authority of Western Nassau County, New York, has chosen the company’s industry-leading CAD-based H2ONET to support its water distribution network modeling ...


    By Innovyze

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • AWWA and Water Community encourage Protecting Water Infrastructure as Drinking Water Week concludes

    As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association joins water professionals across North America in urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water, and how to protect it into the ...

  • Structure Fires Can Damage More than Just the Property Touched by Flames

    Fire departments across the United States respond to over 1 million fires of all types according to the U.S. Fire Administration.  Many of these fires take place in people’s homes and businesses and in addition to causing injuries and deaths in some circumstances, also result in billions of dollars in property damage.   While some fires cause the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Cold water could heat one million homes

    At least one million homes and businesses across England could be tapping into clean renewable heat hidden in our waterways, a new online tool for communities has revealed. The innovative and interactive online map has revealed the secret energy in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals and coastal sites across the country that together could provide over six gigawatts of low-carbon heat to ...

  • Tank liners for fire protection industry and potable water tanks

    The role of a tank liner is to protect a storage tank as well as to prevent leakages. Two characteristics that are looked at when choosing the type of material is life-long performance with minimal maintenance. Tank liners made from flexible rubber membranes such as EPDM and Butyl have proven to be highly successful in offering those ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Magnaplast HT-PP system: much better now!

    Regular checks carried out during the production ensure that even the most minor fluctuations in  quality are recognise immediately. Quality features: Technical terms of delivery: Pipes and fittings meet the requirements in DIN EN 1451 and DIN 19560-10 Quality requirement: According to DIN 8078 Material features: Polypropylene ...


  • Custodial sentence for Arcwood Director

    Arcwood Recycling Ltd and its Director Luke Barker, of Derbyshire were sentenced today (4 Mar) at Derby Crown Court to charges relating to the pollution of the Ereswash Canal in October 2013. They pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court on 20 February. The charges were brought by the Environment Agency under Regulations 12(1)(b), 38(1)(a) and 41(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) ...

  • Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

    Water availability and supply is an important subject to the fire service. Potable water for human consumption is delivered to domestic, commercial and industrial properties from (in the majority of cases in the UK) municipal water systems (mains water supplies). This system also supplies to fire hydrants or fire protection systems, but to guarantee water availability there also needs to be the ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

    Crews were finally gaining ground by late Monday on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park as officials also expressed optimism that no water or power disruptions would come from the blaze burning along the shores of the main reservoir that supplies San Francisco. While the fire continued to grow in size, containment numbers ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fire out on Gulf well that `snuffed itself out`

    A drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout in the Gulf of Mexico appears stable now that the fire is out, and there was no sign of any oil sheen on a fly-over Thursday morning, a rig company executive said. "The well essentially snuffed itself out," said Jim Noe, a vice president with the rig owner Hercules Offshore Inc., ...


    By Associated Press

  • Experts: Expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

    There's a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires. Scientists say a hotter planet will only increase the risk. More than two dozen wildland fires are burning from Alaska to New Mexico, fueled by triple-digit ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Files Complaint Against Timmonsville, S.C. for Water Violations

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), acting on behalf of the State of South Carolina, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina against the Town of Timmonsville, S.C., for wastewater and drinking water violations. ...

  • This week’s Drinking Water Week concludes with a look toward the future

    As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association joins water professionals across North America in urging consumers to evaluate how they ...

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