Are pump houses required to be connected to emergency power? The maintenance man at the local school said the temperature in the pump house dropped to 5 degrees when regular utilities went out.
Schools not normally, new school a good possibility a generator is required for other reasons, and at that time, should be sized also for the pump.
BUT, the pump is required to be monitored for no power, so at the least if power goes out, bring in some portable heaters, to keep all the piping warm.
Plus the fire department can hook up to the fire department connection and become the pump.
In locations where electrical power is not reliable and where there is a risk of pump room freezing, an alternate power source shall be provided to maintain space heating, battery charging, engine block heating, and lighting. (NFPA 20-19, 184.108.40.206).
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