Bill Kirkpatrick* *is an Engineering Manager at East Bay Municipal Water District in California (EBMUD), a public utility company that supplies water to 1.3 million people in 20 cities in northern California. During the "Bringing Safety Home" fire sprinkler summit in Chicago, Mr. Kirkpatrick presented a water purveyor’s perspective on home fire sprinklers, taking into account the balance between water supplier reliability issues and the issues of service, cost and liability.
Video: Bill Kirkpatrick says that most communities in the United States would not need to upgrade their water infrastructure systems because of home fire sprinkler requirements.
Video: Bill Kirkpatrick says that when a community has home fire sprinklers installed, it benefits the community and water purveyors alike.
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