Water purveyors might not be aware of the technical aspects of home fire sprinklers or the benefits of this technology. Sprinkler misconceptions have led this group to assess extraneous fees that can drive up installation cost.
Addressing this problem, coalition members have joined forces to educate their local water purveyors on home fire sprinklers. Members of the Washington and Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalitions recently attended the Pacific Northwest American Water Works Association Section Conference at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington. The coalitions brought in an experienced water purveyor, Carl Lunak, during an educational session describing his experience partnering with stakeholders in reducing cost barriers related to water supplies for home fire sprinklers.
Have you initiated conversations with your local water purveyors? Use this free tool from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition for support. This guide includes information on types of sprinkler layouts, water connections and supply, water usage, and environmental benefits.