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Sonoma County California Fire Protection Tank Requirements

Sonoma County California Fire Protection Water Tanks

Sonoma County, California Department of Emergency Services, the Fire Prevention Division has three full time and three part-time employees that manage permitting and inspections for fire protection tanks. Having a water storage tank on site as a reliable water source for usage can minimize danger to people and property damage if and when fire emergencies occur. Talk with the experts in Healdsburg, California – Grant Lane Construction – to get started or to learn more.

NFPA California Fire Tank Fire Suppression

NFPA California Fire Tank Fire Suppression

Source: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/FES/Fire-Prevention/Bulleting-Water-Storage-Tanks/


When the water tank is used in relation with a Fire Pump, Fire Line Underground or Fire Suppression System NFPA 22, NFPA 20, and NFPA 13 shall apply. Water Storage Tanks installed for the purpose of water storage for fire protection when required by the California Fire Code and California Building Code, shall meet the standards of NFPA 22: The Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection. 

All water tanks shall be permitted through Sonoma County Building Department and Sonoma County Fire regardless of use when over 5000 gallons in size.

All Tanks 5000 gallons or greater must be on a concrete foundation Per NFPA 22, Section 12.2 and Sonoma County Building Department Requirements.

Exceptions:

Permitted water storage tanks not for use listed above. The following shall be required by the fire department in emergency situations.

Tanks less than 20,000 gallons shall be equipped with an outlet and valve meeting the following requirements.

  • Minimum 4 inch outlet.
  • Vortex Plate installed per NFPA 22.
  • A minimum 4 inch valve.
  • Adapter Iron pipe size, flanged, or grooved X Male 4.5 (NTH) National Hose Thread.
  • The adapter shall be capable of being installed on the 4 inch valve.
  • A cap to protect the Threads.

Tanks greater than 20,000 gallons shall be equipped with an outlet and valve meeting the following requirements.

  • Minimum 6 inch outlet.
  • Vortex Plate installed per NFPA 22.
  • A minimum 6 inch valve.
  • Adapter Iron pipe size, flanged, or grooved  X Male 4.5 (NTH) National Hose Thread.
  • The adapter shall be capable of being installed on the 4 inch valve.
  • A cap to protect the Threads.

Pioneer Water Tanks are in compliance for the California State Water Resources Control Board , NFPA  standards for fire protection, the California Fire Code, California Building Code as well as the Sonoma County Fire Prevention Division requirements for fire protection water tanks. Talk with Grant Lane Construction, the local authorized dealer of Pioneer Water Tanks for Sonoma California to learn more. Grant Lane Construction is located in Healdsburg, California serving the county with custom home building as well as water systems complete sales and installation services. Be prepared with an investment in a Pioneer Water Tank for fire protection.

 

 

 

 

Date Issued 10-2010 Revised 7-2014 

Topic: Water Storage Tanks Code Reference

Sonoma County Fire Code

NFPA 22, 2013 Edition

For Use By: Contractors, Designers and Applicants