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Entire town considers sprinkler ordinance following sprinkler successes in one of its communities

By Fred Durso, Jr. Image courtesy of koratmember at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Estero, Florida, is proposing to sprinkler all of its new homes, and it’s getting an informative lesson on the ease of installation from one of its own communities. Described on its website as a “beautiful, gated enclave,” the Pebble Pointe at The Brooks development in Estero includes 90, fully sprinklered homes. Initially hesitant to include this life-saving feature, homebuilding company Taylor Morrison was eventually persuaded by expedited inspections and lower insurance rates that will offset the installation cost over time. “With the benefits of personal safety and a discount in insurance, it really is…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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