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When choosing a water supply for home fire sprinkers, which is best?

By Fred Durso, Jr. While underscoring the benefits of home fire sprinklers, chances are you have been asked which water source is best for these systems. Tackling this question head-on, NFPA Journal picked the brain of Matt Klaus, NFPA’s principal fire protection engineer and staff liaison for its sprinkler standards, including NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. What was Klaus’ pick? It turns out each option–municipal water supplies, tank/pump arrangement, and well water–has its pros and cons. He advises designers and homeowners to consider weighing each option and decide which arrangement is best for them. Regarding…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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