Santa Clara County CA Fire Prevention Tanks​

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Fire Tanks For Sale in Santa Clara County

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Water Storage Tanks

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Santa Clara County, CA was one of the counties affected by the SCU Lightning Complex Fire. That fire burned at least 396,624 acres, destroyed 136 structures, and injured five people. That is why it is important that Santa Clara County have fire tanks. 

Santa Clara County is one of the original counties created when California became a state. In the past four decades, Santa Clara has become home to Silicon Valley. Prominent tech names who have companies there include:

In total there are roughly 6500 high technology companies in Santa Clara County. In fact, the agricultural area of the north and south parts of the county has pretty much been eliminated by the big tech industry.

As of the 2020 census, the population of Santa Clara County was 1,936,259. Cities that are in Santa Clara include:

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Santa Clara

What Is a Fire Protection Tank?

A fire protection tank is a large water tank that is marked fire protection. The water stored there is to be used for protection and prevention of fire. The tank must conform to all local, state, and national standards and regulations.

You can have the tank made to have a valve and connectors that your local fire department can attach to the tank. You can have it hooked to sprinkler systems and connectors for garden hoses as well. This way you can reduce the risk of a complete loss of structures and property.

It should be part of your fire prevention or readiness plan. Everyone commercial or residential should have a fire readiness plan. That plan should include the following:

Fire Tanks for both Commercial and Residential

Both commercial and residential properties can reduce their risk of fire and property loss by using a fire prevention tank. The tank must be clearly marked as fire prevention.

The one difference between commercial and residential tanks is the size and material used to make the tank. Both commercial and residential tanks must meet all local, state, and national standards and regulations.

Commercial property will need a larger tank than residential property due to the number of structures they need to protect. They may also store chemicals or flammable products.

Water storage tanks
Water Storage Tank

Water Storage Tanks in Santa Clara County

The water storage tank for fire must meet all regulations. That includes regulations on tank installation. A water storage tank should be installed on a concrete slab for a foundation. It should be close enough to buildings that the water will reach them when needed. If you have a large amount of property you may want to invest in more than one fire tank.

Remember your water storage tank for fire must be clearly marked as a fire protection tank. It should have regular maintenance to make sure there are no leaks, the water level is where it should be, and the area is clean.

City, County and State of California Fire Code Requirements for Water Tanks

One of the requirements for water tanks is that they are NFPA-22 compliant.

Requirements for home fire protection in Santa Clara include if you have a private hydrant it must be painted yellow along with several others.

Water Storage Tank

NFPA-22 Compliant Water Tanks

NFPA-22 is a national standard that all water tanks must be compliant. It makes sure that all water tanks have the same standards from design, manufacturing, installation, accessories, and upkeep for private fire tanks.

Water Storage Tank

Steel Bolted or Poly Tanks Available for Fire protection in Santa Clara County

Both steel bolted and poly tanks are available in Santa Clara County. Both tanks meet the NFPA-22 standard. They both can also be set up for connections to the local fire departments or sprinkler systems.

Steel bolted are most frequently chosen by commercial properties because they have such a large capacity. The capacity begins at 4,000 gallons and goes up to over two million gallons. That much capacity can run sprinkler systems both interior and exterior. It can allow fire hoses to be connected to the tank also. It will reduce the chances of a total loss.

Poly tanks are generally the choice of residential properties. The capacity of poly tanks starts at 400 gallons and goes up to 15,500 gallons providing plenty of protection for homes and garages and even outbuildings. 

Both must comply with standards and regulations when installing them.

What type of tank and the capacity you need depend on a few factors that include:

Having fire protection tanks can help reduce insurance premiums and even keep your insurance policy from being cancelled. Take your fire prevention plan with pictures to your insurance company.

Fire protection tanks can be made to fit everyone’s needs and still be compliant with all the local, state, and national regulations. If you wish connectors and valves on the tank make that known before the tank begins being built.